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Deducting the Cost of Working With Children Check

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Hello there,

 

I understand that a new employee can claim a deduction for a Working with Children Check (WWCC) if he/she has recent employment income from continuous employment in a child-related field.

 

In 2020, I commenced work on a self-employed basis in a child-related field. For this I had to obtain a new WWCC (not just a renewal) because my previous one had expired. I had previously engaged in child-related employment approximately a year earlier in 2019, during which my old WWCC was still valid. Would my previous employment, which lasted from 2017-19 be considered "recent" enough to enable me to deduct my 2020 WWCC?

 

Thank you very much.

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Hi @ChrisS1,

 

To be eligible to claim the WWCC you need to be continuously working in the child-related field. So leaving one employment and starting another in a child-related industry would qualify you to claim for a deduction.

 

If you were employed in a different field i.e. not child-related in-between your employment mentioned, then you could not claim for the WWCC.

 

 

 

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Hi @ChrisS1,

 

To be eligible to claim the WWCC you need to be continuously working in the child-related field. So leaving one employment and starting another in a child-related industry would qualify you to claim for a deduction.

 

If you were employed in a different field i.e. not child-related in-between your employment mentioned, then you could not claim for the WWCC.