Family Tax Benefit

Time limits for lump sum claims and confirming income

You have 1 year to submit a lump sum claim for family assistance and confirm your income for that financial year.

Time limit

You need to submit your lump sum claim and confirm your income before 30 June 2019. Contact us if there are special circumstances stopping you or your partner from doing this before the deadline.

Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

Lump sum claims for 2017-18

You have until 30 June 2019 to submit a lump sum claim for:

You need to submit your lump sum claim before 30 June 2019 or you’ll miss out on family assistance.

If you don't submit your lump sum claim for CCB before the deadline, we won't assess you for Child Care Rebate.

The 2017–18 financial year is the last year you can claim child care payments as a lump sum. From 2 July 2018, Child Care Subsidy starts. If you’re eligible, we’ll pay it directly to your child care provider to reduce the fees you have to pay. Read more about Child Care Subsidy.

How to claim

You can claim using your Centrelink online account with myGov.

If you can't start your claim online, you can download and complete one of these forms:

If you can't start your SIFS claim online, you can contact us.

Confirming your income for 2017-18

You and your partner need to confirm your income if you:

  • received FTB during the 2017-18 financial year, or
  • claim FTB or SIFS as a lump sum for the 2017-18 financial year

You need to do this by 30 June 2019 or you may miss out on family assistance.

You may be eligible for the FTB Part A supplement if:

  • you receive FTB Part A, and
  • your family’s income is $80,000 or less

To be eligible for the FTB Part A supplement you have until 30 June 2019 to make sure your child:

How to confirm your income

You and your partner can confirm your income by:

  • lodging a tax return with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), or
  • telling us you don’t need to lodge

If you or your partner don’t need to lodge, tell us:

Read about lodging a tax return on the ATO website.

Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

Page last updated: 30 November 2018