PETALING JAYA: Parents who send their children to taska or daycare centres will be eligible for up to RM3,000 tax exemption.
Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun said it was among the incentives offered to ease parents' financial burden following movement restrictions imposed in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.
She said incentives were also offered to taska operators who were adversely affected following the movement control order imposed since March 18.
She also expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for allocating one-off grants amounting to RM5,000 each for taska operating at workplace and institutions, and RM1,500 for those operating at homes, as announced under the short-term economic revival plan (Penjana).
To further enhance skills of caregivers and promote early education, a RM900 incentive would be given to those taking up related training courses.
She said caregivers at taska registered with the Malaysia Welfare Department were well trained.
She said this after visiting the Mawaddah taska at Islamic Development premises on Friday (June 12) to check the implementation of protocols to reduce risk of Covid-19 transmission.
Taska centres are now allowed to operate following the implementation of the recovery movement control order.
"The Welfare Department and the ministry would continue monitoring taska centres that are now operational," she said.
Also present were Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri, and Welfare Department director-general Zulkifli Ismail.
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