Income test for FTB Part B
Family Tax Benefit 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 get 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 get.
They can earn up to $5,694 each year before it affects your FTB Part B payment.
Your payments will reduce by 20 cents for each dollar of income earned over $5,694.
If you’re the secondary earner and your partner earns $100,000 or less, you can still get some FTB Part B. This is if your income is below either:
- $28,197 a year, if your youngest child is younger than 5 years of age
- $21,973 year, if your youngest child is 5 to 18 years of age.
You can’t get FTB Part B while you’re receiving Parental Leave Pay.
If you get FTB Part B fortnightly, we’ll adjust your payments. We do this to make sure we don’t pay you too much FTB Part B.
Page last updated: 5 July 2019