Income test for Family Tax Benefit Part B

Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part B is for single parents and couples where the primary earner earns up to $100,000 a year.

Single parent or carer family

You won’t be eligible for FTB Part B if your annual adjusted taxable income is more than $100,000.

If your income is $100,000 or less, you can receive the maximum rate of FTB Part B.

Two parents or carers family

You won’t be eligible for FTB Part B if the primary earner earns more than $100,000.

We call the parent or carer with the lower income the secondary earner. We use their income to work out how much FTB B you can receive.

They can earn up to $5,548 each year before it affects your FTB Part B payment.

Your payments will reduce by 20 cents for each dollar of income earned over $5,548.

If you’re the secondary earner and your partner earns $100,000 or less, you can still receive some FTB Part B if your income is below:

  • $27,613 a year, if your youngest child is younger than 5 years of age, or
  • $21, 499 year, if your youngest child is 5 to 18 years of age

Two parent or carer families can only receive FTB Part B if the youngest child is 12 or younger, unless they are a grandparent carer.

You can’t receive FTB Part B while you’re receiving Parental Leave Pay.

If you receive FTB Part B fortnightly, we’ll automatically adjust your payments to make sure we don’t pay you too much FTB Part B.

Page last updated: 27 August 2017