Comparable to the extension of the personal income tax rate thresholds is the change to the independent earner tax credit (IETC). It’s currently available for people earning between $24,000 and $48,000/year (providing a tax credit of up to $20 per fortnight). From 31 July 2024, the upper income limit will be extended from $48,000 to $70,000/year, although it starts to be reduced when a person earns more than $66,000 per year.

The in-work tax credit supporting low-to-middle income working families with children will also increase by up to $50/fortnight from 31 July 2024.

From 1 July 2024, FamilyBoost, a new childcare rebate, will be administered by Inland Revenue. Eligible families will be able to obtain a reimbursement for up to 25% of their early childhood education (ECE) fees, up to a maximum of $150 per fortnight (taking into account the 20 hours of ECE and the Ministry of Social Development’s childcare subsidy). The maximum amount per fortnight reduces for families with incomes over $140,000/year. Families with incomes over $180,000 are not eligible.

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