Payment rates for Family Tax Benefit Part B

The amount of Family Tax Benefit Part B you get usually depends on the age of your youngest child.

You or your partner cannot receive Family Tax Benefit Part B during a Paid Parental Leave period. Use our Online Estimators to estimate or compare the Family Tax Benefit you may get, based on your current or proposed circumstances.

Maximum rate of Family Tax Benefit Part B

These are the maximum amounts of Family Tax Benefit Part B you can get per family.

Age of youngest childMaximum rates of payment
 Each fortnight Each year
under 5 years$150.36$4,274.15
5–18 years$105.00$3,091.55

Payment-per-year figures include the Family Tax Benefit Part B supplement ($354.05 per family for the 2014–15 financial year), but the fortnightly figures do not. The supplement can only be paid after the end of the financial year.

Family Tax Benefit Part B supplement

You can get a Family Tax Benefit Part B supplement of up to $354.05 per family after the end of the financial year, when your payments have been balanced. This will happen if, within the required timeframe, you and your partner (if applicable) lodge your tax return and the Australian Taxation Office confirms income details, or after you and your partner tell us you do not need to lodge. The amount of supplement paid may vary depending on your family’s income and circumstances.

Energy Supplement Part B

Maximum payment rates

These are the maximum amounts of Energy Supplement Part B you can get per family. 

Age of youngest childMaximum rates of payment
 Each fortnightEach year
under 5 years$2.80$73.00
5–18 years$1.96$51.10

Income test

An income test is used to work out how much Family Tax Benefit Part B you can get.

Shared care

If you share the care of your child, there are special rules about how much Family Tax Benefit you can be paid.

Your child must be in the actual care of a person for at least 35% of the time for that person to be eligible for Family Tax Benefit. If care of a child is shared by more than one carer, the percentage of shared cared will determine the amount of Family Tax Benefit payable, even if the other carer is not currently claiming Family Tax Benefit.