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Budget 2024 | The Government has confirmed changes and provided more information on FamilyBoost. Find out more: FamilyBoost

Budget 2024 | The Government has confirmed changes to personal income tax, the independent earner tax credit, in-work tax credit, and the minimum family tax credit. Find out more: Personal income tax threshold changes

Being eligible for FamilyBoost will depend on who cares for your children, your household income and the type of childcare you pay for.

You may be able to receive FamilyBoost if:

Check if your ECE provider is licensed.

Early Childhood Services | Education Counts

Income used to calculate your FamilyBoost

For salary and wage earners, we’ll use your income information to work out your household income. For self-employed earners, we’ll use your tax return.

There will be no change to your claim if your income is different at the end of the year.

Payments received from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD)

You will be able to claim FamilyBoost if you are getting payments from MSD and have ECE costs for a child in your household. 

Care arrangements 

Separated caregivers or caregivers living in separate households can claim FamilyBoost if they:

  • have some day-to-day care of the child or children
  • have costs for ECE
  • provide separate invoices.

Receiving other subsidies

If you get other subsidies to help with your childcare and have extra costs after this, you will be able to claim FamilyBoost. You cannot claim for any costs already covered by a subsidy. An example of a different subsidy is the Childcare Subsidy from Work and Income.

Last updated: 19 Jun 2024
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