Family Payment Reform - remove the Family Tax Benefit Part A per child add-on

From 1 July 2015, a per-child add-on amount will no longer be used to calculate a family’s higher income-free area for Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A.

This measure started on 1 July 2015.

Description of the measure

From 1 July 2015, a per-child add-on amount will no longer be used to calculate a family’s higher income-free area for Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A. The higher income-free area of $94,316 will remain, without the add-on amount of $3,796 for the second FTB child and subsequent FTB children.

Questions and answers

Who will be affected by this measure?

This measure will affect new and existing customers who receive Family Tax Benefit Part A.

Am I eligible for this measure?

This change applies automatically to new and existing Family Tax Benefit Part A customers.  There are no changes to when or how payments are made.

When will this measure start and finish?

This measure will start on 1 July 2015 and will be ongoing.

Page last updated: 20 May 2016

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