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 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 $5,621 each year before it affects your FTB Part B payment.
Your payments will reduce by 20 cents for each dollar of income earned over $5,621.
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:
- $27,722 a year, if your youngest child is younger than 5 years of age, or
- $21,608 year, if your youngest child is 5 to 18 years of age.
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.