Family Tax Benefit

How much FTB Part B you can receive

The amount of Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part B we’ll pay you depends on the age of your youngest child.

How we work out your payment rate

You need to keep your family income estimate up to date so we pay you the right amount.

FTB Part B is paid per family. We work out your payment rate using your adjusted taxable income and an income test.

If you share caring responsibilities for a child, we also use your percentage of care to work out your rate.

Your payment rate may change if you’re a parent returning to work.

Use our Payment and Service Finder to see how much FTB Part B you may be eligible for.

What is the maximum rate

The maximum rate for FTB Part B depends on the age of your youngest child.

The maximum rate per family each fortnight is:

  • $155.54 when the youngest child is 0 to 5 years of age
  • $108.64 when the youngest child is 5 to 18 years of age

Parents returning to work

You may receive the maximum rate of FTB Part B for the period of the financial year before you or your partner return to work. You may receive the maximum rate if the person returning to work is:

  • the lower income earner in the couple, and
  • starting or returning to work for the first time after your child was born or entered your care

If you’re eligible for the maximum rate, we’ll pay you once we confirm your actual annual income. We’ll get these details when we balance your payments or your FTB lump sum claim is finalised.

You need to tell us you’ve returned to work. You need to do this within 12 months from the end of the financial year you returned to work. You can update these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

What is the FTB Part B supplement rate

If you receive FTB Part B, you may also receive the FTB Part B supplement.  

It’s a yearly payment of up to $357.70 per family. The amount we’ll pay you depends on your family's income and other circumstances.

If you’re eligible, you’ll receive it when we balance your payments after the end of the financial year.

Page last updated: 17 May 2018