Changes to the time period for lodging lump sum claims and confirming income

On 1 July 2013, the amount of time you have to lodge a lump sum claim or confirm your income changed.

For the 2013-14 financial year, you have 1 year, until 30 June 2015 to:

If you do not lodge your lump sum claim for Child Care Benefit within 1 year, your eligibility for Child Care Rebate will not be assessed.

If there are special circumstances that prevent you, or your partner, from completing any of the above within the 1 year timeframe, let us know.

If you receive Family Tax Benefit Part A, you may be eligible for other payments, such as the Family Tax Benefit Part A supplement. To receive these payments, you have 1 year, until 30 June 2015 to make sure:

Important dates for claiming

You have until 30 June 2015 to do any of the above things for the 2013-14 financial year.

How to claim

You can start a claim for Family Tax Benefit and Child Care Benefit by logging on to your Centrelink online account through myGov or by lodging a paper form.

Alternatively, you can now claim Child Care Benefit for approved child care using the Express Plus Families mobile app.


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