Tax time is nearly here!

Make sure you’re prepared, so we can balance your family assistance payments as quickly as possible.

Tax time is almost here! This means we’re getting ready to balance your family payments. You don’t need to do anything yet, but preparing now could save you time later.

Not everyone who receives family assistance has to do the same thing for us to balance their payments.

We have handy tools to help make the process as easy as possible.

If you’re not sure what you need to do, use our Tax Time Checker It will let you know what you need to do once you answer a few simple questions.

You can also have a look at the common scenarios families face at tax time.

Anything you need to do for us to balance your payments can be done online, you don’t need to call us.

If you don’t have a Centrelink online account, now’s a great time to register for one and link it to myGov. With an online account you can let us know if you don’t need to lodge a tax return and even see when your payments have been balanced.

Once we have the information we need, we’ll balance your payments as quickly as possible. We’ll also check if you’re eligible for any top-ups or supplements.

Next steps

Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

Find out if you need to lodge a tax return by using the Do I need to lodge a tax return? tool on the Australian Taxation Office website.

Got questions? Save some time and ask us at Family Update on Facebook or tweet @FamilyUpdateAU.

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Page last updated: 14 June 2017