We’re starting to balance family assistance payments!

4 July 2018

Do you know what you need to do?

We’ll start balancing your payments after we’ve paid your last Family Tax Benefit payment for 2017-18. You’ll receive your last payment between 4 July 2018 and 17 July 2018.

When it comes to tax time, everyone’s different. To work out what you need to do, use these handy tools. They’ll help make the process as easy as possible.

Check if you need to lodge a tax return

The first thing you need to do is check if you need to lodge a tax return. Use the do I need to lodge a tax return tool on the ATO website to check.

Use our Tax Time Checker and read our examples

Simply answer a few questions and the Tax Time Checker will tell you what you need to do so we can balance your payments.

You can also look at the most common examples to help you balance your family assistance. They’ll help you understand what you need to do.

Update the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app

If you use the app to provide information, make sure you have the latest version. Downloading the app is free.

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

If you need to do anything for us to balance your payments, you can do it all online! If you have any questions, you can ask us at Family Update on Facebook or tweet @FamilyUpdateAU.

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Page last updated: 4 July 2018