INCOME TAX ASSESSMENT ACT 1997
Approved child care , for a particular child, is care provided for the child by a child care service that is approved under section 195 of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 . 61-475(2)
Approved child care is also taken to have been provided by such a child care service for the child during a period of absence from care if section 10 or 10A of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 applies to the period of absence.
If a child is absent from care during a period for which child care fees are incurred for the child, but neither of sections 10 or 10A of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 apply to the period of absence, approved child care would not be taken to have been provided for the child. As a result, child care fees incurred for the child during the period would not count as approved child care fees for which the child care tax offset is payable (see sections 61-485 and 61-490 ).