Your options and obligations for Family Tax Benefit.
In this section
Your family income estimate
We use your family income estimate to work out how much family assistance to pay you.
You can choose how you receive Family Tax Benefit (FTB) if you claim it fortnightly.
Balancing your family assistance payments
We compare your income estimate with your actual income at the end of each financial year. This is to make sure we pay you the correct amount of Family Tax Benefit or Child Care Benefit.
Tax time checker
What you need to do to make sure you are paid the right amount at the end of each financial year and information to help prepare your tax return.
Examples to help you balance family assistance
What you need to do to balance your family assistance payments depends on your circumstances.
Time period for submitting 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.
Payment dates for single income support recipients
Single income support recipients will have their payments balanced automatically.