Time limits for lump sum claims and confirming income

You have 1 year from the end of the financial year to confirm your income for Family Tax Benefit (FTB) and Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Or claim FTB as a lump sum.

What are the time limits

You have until 30 June 2020 to:

  • confirm your income for the 2018-19 financial year
  • claim FTB as a lump sum for the 2018-19 financial year.

You and your partner need to confirm your income if any of the following apply:

  • you got FTB during the 2018-19 financial year
  • you’re claiming FTB as a lump sum for the 2018-19 financial year
  • you got CCS during the 2018-19 financial year.

You may miss out on payments if you don’t.

If you didn’t get FTB during the 2018-19 financial year, you can claim it as a lump sum. You can’t claim CCS as a lump sum. 

You can also submit a lump sum claim for Single Income Family Supplement (SIFS).

Call the families line if there are special circumstances stopping you or your partner from doing this before the deadline.

Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

How to claim FTB as a lump sum

The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is online. You can claim using your Centrelink online account  through myGov.

If you can't start your claim online, use the form, Claim for an annual lump sum payment of FTB for the 2018-19 financial year.

How to confirm your income

You and your partner can confirm your income by either:

  • lodging a tax return with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
  • telling us you don’t need to lodge and confirming your income with us.

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

Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

 

 

 

Page last updated: 25 June 2019

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