Tax time checker

Use our Tax Time Checker to see what you need to do at tax time.

Most families need to do something before we can balance their family assistance payments. Answer the questions, and this tool will give you information on what you need to do.

The results depend on the information you provide. It may not be accurate if your circumstances change.

Once you submit the form, content will be revealed under the your results heading after this form.

Your results

You've answered that you were single for the entire year and have a partner. Please review your answers and try again.

You've answered that you receive Child Care Benefit as a lump sum and received Child Care Rebate fortnightly or quarterly. Please review your answers and try again.

You've answered that you receive Child Care Rebate as a lump sum and received Child Care Benefit as a fee reduction or deferred payment. Please review your answers and try again.

The results depend on the information you provide. It may not be accurate if your circumstances change. To find out more about your payment or benefit, you can:

If you have questions, ask us at Family Update on Facebook.

For tax related questions please contact the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

You don't receive Family Tax Benefit, Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate or receive or pay child support

This tool is only for customers who receive family assistance. You don’t need to use the tool if you don’t claim:

  • Family Tax Benefit
  • Child Care Benefit
  • Child Care Rebate

If you haven’t received any family assistance payments, but think you might be eligible for Family Tax Benefit, Child Care Benefit or Child Care Rebate, you have until 30 June 2019 to submit your lump sum claim for the 2017-18 financial year.

The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim for Family Tax Benefit and Child Care Benefit is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

Family Tax Benefit

You've told us you receive Family Tax Benefit fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the end of the financial year and you don't need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You don’t need to do anything. We’ll balance your payments automatically. We’ll also check if you’re eligible for any supplements. You’ll only be eligible for FTB Part A supplement if your income is $80,000 or less.

Find out when your payments will be balanced.

There’s nothing else you need to do and there’s no need to call. Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

Family Tax Benefit

You've told us you receive Family Tax Benefit fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the end of the financial year and you don't need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

Tell us you don’t need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year using your:

You only need to tell us about your income once for Child Care Benefit and Family Tax Benefit. You don’t need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

There’s nothing else you need to do and there’s no need to call. Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

Family Tax Benefit

You've told us you receive Family Tax Benefit fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the end of the financial year and you don't need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

Tell us you don’t need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year using your:

You only need to tell us about your income once for Child Care Benefit and Family Tax Benefit. You don’t need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

We also need your partner’s income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can’t, your partner will need to give us their details.

There’s nothing else you need to do and there’s no need to call. Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

Family Tax Benefit

You've told us you receive Family Tax Benefit fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the end of the financial year and you need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return as soon as possible. This is so we can check if you’re eligible for any supplements. You’ll only be eligible for FTB Part A supplement if your income is $80,000 or less.

We use details from the ATO to work out how much family assistance you’re eligible to receive. You don’t need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

You can lodge tax returns online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

Once you’ve lodged your tax return, the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you receive your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we’ll balance your family payments.

There’s nothing else you need to do and there’s no need to call. Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

Family Tax Benefit

You've told us you receive Family Tax Benefit fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the end of the financial year and you need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2019 so we can balance your payments.

We use details from the ATO to work out how much family assistance you’re eligible to receive. You don’t need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

You can lodge tax returns online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

Once you’ve lodged your tax return, the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you receive your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we’ll balance your family payments.

There’s nothing else you need to do and there’s no need to call. Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

Family Tax Benefit

You've told us you receive Family Tax Benefit fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the end of the financial year and you need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You and your partner need to lodge your tax returns by 30 June 2019 so we can balance your payments.

We use details from the ATO to work out how much family assistance you’re eligible to receive. You don’t need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

You can lodge tax returns online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

Once you and your partner have lodged your tax returns, the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you receive your Notices of Assessment. Once we have this information, we’ll balance your family payments.

There’s nothing else you need to do and there’s no need to call. Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

Family Tax Benefit

You've told us you receive Family Tax Benefit fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the end of the financial year and only one of you needs to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2019 so we can balance your payments.

We use details from the ATO to work out how much family assistance you’re eligible to receive. You don’t need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

We also need your partner’s income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can’t, your partner will need to give us their details.

Once you’ve lodged your tax return, the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you receive your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we’ll balance your family payments.

There’s nothing else you need to do and there’s no need to call. Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

Family Tax Benefit

You've told us you receive Family Tax Benefit fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the end of the financial year and only one of you needs to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

Tell us you don’t need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year using your:

You only need to tell us about your income once for Child Care Benefit and Family Tax Benefit. You don’t need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2019.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

Once your partner has lodged their tax return the ATO will send us their income information. This can take up to 28 days from when your partner receives their Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we will balance your family payments.

There’s nothing else you need to do and there’s no need to call. Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

Family Tax Benefit

You've told us you want to receive Family Tax Benefit as a lump sum and you need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You must submit a lump sum claim for Family Tax Benefit by 30 June 2019. This is so we can pay your family assistance for 2017-18. The best way is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You also need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2019. You don’t need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

You can lodge tax returns online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

Read more about claiming Family Tax Benefit.

What happens next

Once you’ve lodged your tax return, the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you receive your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we’ll finalise your claim.

There’s nothing else you need to do and there’s no need to call.

Family Tax Benefit

You've told us you want to receive Family Tax Benefit as a lump sum and you need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim for Family Tax Benefit by 30 June 2019. This is so we can pay your family assistance for 2017-18. The best way is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You and your partner also need to lodge your tax returns by 30 June 2019. You don’t need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

You can lodge tax returns online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

Read more about claiming Family Tax Benefit.

What happens next

Once you and your partner have lodged your tax returns, the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you receive your Tax Notices of Assessment. Once we have this information, we’ll finalise your claim.

There’s nothing else you need to do and there’s no need to call.

Family Tax Benefit

You've told us you want to receive Family Tax Benefit as a lump sum and only one of you needs to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim for Family Tax Benefit by 30 June 2019. This is so we can pay your family assistance for 2017-18. The best way is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In your claim, let us know your partner doesn’t need to lodge a tax return and confirm their income. You don’t need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

You also need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2019.

You can lodge tax returns online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

Read more about claiming Family Tax Benefit.

What happens next

Once you have lodged your tax return, the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you receive your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we’ll finalise your claim.

There’s nothing else you need to do and there’s no need to call.

Family Tax Benefit

You've told us you want to receive Family Tax Benefit as a lump sum and only one of you needs to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim for Family Tax Benefit by 30 June 2019. This is so we can pay your family assistance for 2017-18. The best way is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In your claim, let us know you don’t need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income. You don’t need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

Read more about claiming Family Tax Benefit.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2019.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, your partner needs to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

Once your partner has lodged their tax return, the ATO will send us their income information. This can take up to 28 days from when your partner receives their Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we’ll finalise your claim.

There’s nothing else you need to do and there’s no need to call.

Family Tax Benefit

You've told us you want to receive Family Tax Benefit as a lump sum and you don't need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim for Family Tax Benefit by 30 June 2019. This is so we can pay your family assistance for 2017-18. The best way is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In your claim, let us know you don’t need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income. You don’t need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

Read more about claiming Family Tax Benefit.

You don’t need to do anything else. Once we process your claim, we’ll let you know what assistance you’re eligible to receive. The amount you get depends on your family income and circumstances.

Child Care Benefit

You've told us you receive Child Care Benefit via fee reduction or have deferred your payment until after the end of the financial year and you don't need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You don’t need to do anything. We’ll start balancing your payments from Monday 23 July 2018 using the attendance records from your child care provider.

There’s nothing else you need to do and there’s no need to call. Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

Child Care Benefit

You've told us you receive Child Care Benefit via fee reduction or have deferred your payment until after the end of the financial year and you don't need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

We’ll start balancing your payments from Monday 23 July 2018 using the attendance records from your child care provider.

Tell us you don’t need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the year using your:

You only need to tell us about your income once for Child Care Benefit and Family Tax Benefit. You don’t need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

There’s nothing else you need to do and there’s no need to call. Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

Child Care Benefit

You've told us you receive Child Care Benefit via fee reduction or have deferred your payment until after the end of the financial year and you don't need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

We’ll start balancing your payments from Monday 23 July 2018 using the attendance records from your child care provider.

Tell us you don’t need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the year using your:

You only need to tell us about your income once for Child Care Benefit and Family Tax Benefit. You don’t need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

We also need your partner’s income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can’t, your partner will need to give us their details.

There’s nothing else you need to do and there’s no need to call. Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

Child Care Benefit

You've told us you receive Child Care Benefit via fee reduction or have deferred your payment until after the end of the financial year and you need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

We’ll start balancing your payments from Monday 23 July 2018 using the attendance records from your child care provider.

Lodge your tax return as soon as possible so we can balance your payments.

You can lodge tax returns online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

Child Care Benefit

You've told us you receive Child Care Benefit via fee reduction or have deferred your payment until after the end of the financial year and you need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

We’ll start balancing your payments from Monday 23 July 2018 using the attendance records from your child care provider.

Lodge your tax return as soon as possible so we can balance your payments.

We use details from the ATO to work out how much family assistance you’re eligible to receive. You don’t need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

You can lodge tax returns online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

There’s nothing else you need to do and there’s no need to call. Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

Child Care Benefit

You've told us you receive Child Care Benefit via fee reduction or have deferred your payment until after the end of the financial year and you need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

We’ll start balancing your payments from Monday 23 July 2018 using the attendance records from your child care provider.

You and your partner need to lodge your tax returns as soon as possible so we can balance your payments.

We use details from the ATO to work out how much family assistance you’re eligible to receive. You don’t need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

You can lodge tax returns online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

There’s nothing else you need to do and there’s no need to call. Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

Child Care Benefit

You've told us you receive Child Care Benefit via fee reduction or have deferred your payment until after the end of the financial year and only one of you needs to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

We’ll start balancing your payments from Monday 23 July 2018 using the attendance records from your child care provider.

Lodge your tax return as soon as possible so we can balance your payments.

You can lodge tax returns online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

We also need your partner’s income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can’t, your partner will need to give us their details. You don’t need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

What happens next

Once we have all the information required, we’ll balance your payments.

There’s nothing else you need to do and there’s no need to call. Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

Child Care Benefit

You've told us you receive Child Care Benefit via fee reduction or have deferred your payment until after the end of the financial year and only one of you needs to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

We’ll start balancing your payments from Monday 23 July 2018 using the attendance records from your child care provider.

Tell us you don’t need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the year using your:

You only need to tell us about your income once for Child Care Benefit and Family Tax Benefit. You don’t need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return as soon as possible.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

Once we have all the information required, we’ll balance your payments.

There’s nothing else you need to do and there’s no need to call. Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

Child Care Benefit

You've told us you want to receive Child Care Benefit as a lump sum and you need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim for Child Care Benefit by 30 June 2019. This is so we can pay you for 2017-18. The best way is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You also need to lodge your tax return.

You can lodge tax returns online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

You don’t need to do anything else.

We’ll assess your claim when we get your:

  • income details from the ATO, and
  • attendance records from your child care provider

We can’t finalise your claim until we receive this information. Once it’s processed, we’ll let you know what assistance you’re eligible to receive. How much you receive depends on your income and circumstances.

When you claim Child Care Benefit as a lump sum, we’ll also pay Child Care Rebate you’re eligible for as a lump sum.

Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

Child Care Benefit

You've told us you want to receive Child Care Benefit as a lump sum and you need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim for Child Care Benefit by 30 June 2019. This is so we can pay you for 2017-18. The best way is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You and your partner also need to lodge your tax returns. You don’t need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

You can lodge tax returns online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

You don’t need to do anything else.

We’ll assess your claim when we get:

  • your and your partner’s income details from the ATO, and
  • attendance records from your child care provider

We can’t finalise your claim until we receive this information. Once it’s processed, we’ll let you know what assistance you’re eligible to receive. How much you receive depends on your family income and circumstances.

When you claim Child Care Benefit as a lump sum, we’ll also pay any Child Care Rebate you’re eligible for as a lump sum.

Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

Child Care Benefit

You've told us you want to receive Child Care Benefit as a lump sum and you don't need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim for Child Care Benefit by 30 June 2019. This is so we can pay you for 2017-18. The best way is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In your claim, let us know you don’t need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income. You don’t need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

What happens next

You don’t need to do anything else. Once we process your claim we’ll let you know what assistance you’re eligible to receive. The amount we pay depends on your income and circumstances.

When you claim Child Care Benefit as a lump sum, we’ll also pay any Child Care Rebate you’re eligible for as a lump sum.

Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

Child Care Benefit

You've told us you want to receive Child Care Benefit as a lump sum and you don't need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim for Child Care Benefit by 30 June 2019. This is so we can pay you for 2017-18. The best way is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In you claim, let us know you and your partner don’t need to lodge tax returns. You can also confirm your family income. You don’t need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

What happens next

You don’t need to do anything else. Once we process your claim, we’ll let you know what assistance you’re eligible to receive. The amount we pay depends on your family income and circumstances.

When you claim Child Care Benefit as a lump sum, we’ll also pay any Child Care Rebate you’re eligible for as a lump sum.

Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

Child Care Benefit

You've told us you want to receive Child Care Benefit as a lump sum and only one of you needs to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim for Child Care Benefit by 30 June 2019. This is so we can pay you for 2017-18. The best way is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In your claim, let us know your partner doesn’t need to lodge a tax return and confirm their income. You don’t need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

You also need to lodge a tax return. The ATO will send us your income details.

You can lodge tax returns online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

You don’t need to do anything else.

We’ll finalise your claim when we receive your income details from the ATO.

How much you receive depends on your family income and circumstances.

When you claim Child Care Benefit as a lump sum, we’ll also pay any Child Care Rebate you’re eligible for as a lump sum.

Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

Child Care Benefit

You've told us you want to receive Child Care Benefit as a lump sum and only one of you needs to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim for Child Care Benefit by 30 June 2019. This is so we can pay you for 2017-18. The best way is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In your claim, let us know you don’t need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return.

They can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

You don’t need to do anything else.

We’ll finalise your claim when we receive your partner’s income details from the ATO.

How much you receive depends on your family income and circumstances.

When you claim Child Care Benefit as a lump sum, we’ll also pay any Child Care Rebate you’re eligible for as a lump sum.

Read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

Child Care Rebate

You've told us you receive Child Care Rebate fortnightly or quarterly and you don't need to lodge a tax return

Child Care Rebate isn’t income tested. You don’t need to do anything to balance your payments.

We’ll start balancing your payments from Monday 23 July 2018 using the attendance records from your child care provider.

You don’t need to contact us. We’ll send you a letter about your Child Care Rebate payments.

Child Care Rebate

You've told us you receive Child Care Rebate fortnightly or quarterly and you don't need to lodge a tax return

Once we balance your Child Care Benefit, we’ll be able to confirm the amount of your rebate.

Child Care Rebate isn’t income tested. You don’t need to do anything to balance your payments.

You don’t need to contact us. We’ll send you a letter about your Child Care Rebate payments.

Child Care Rebate

You've told us you receive Child Care Rebate fortnightly or quarterly and you need to lodge a tax return

Child Care Rebate isn’t income tested. You don’t need to do anything to balance your payments.

You don’t need to contact us. We’ll send you a letter about your Child Care Rebate payments.

Child Care Rebate

You've told us you receive Child Care Rebate fortnightly or quarterly and you need to lodge a tax return

Once we balance your Child Care Benefit, we’ll be able to confirm the amount of your rebate.

You don’t need to contact us. We’ll send you a letter about your Child Care Rebate payments.

Child Care Rebate

You've told us you receive Child Care Rebate fortnightly or quarterly and only one of you needs to lodge a tax return

Child Care Rebate isn’t income tested. You don’t need to do anything to balance your payments.

You don’t need to contact us. We’ll send you a letter about your Child Care Rebate payments.

Child Care Rebate

You've told us you receive Child Care Rebate fortnightly or quarterly and only one of you needs to lodge a tax return

Once we balance your Child Care Benefit, we’ll be able to confirm the amount of your rebate.

You don’t need to contact us. We’ll send you a letter about your Child Care Rebate payments.

Child Care Rebate

You've told us you receive Child Care Rebate fortnightly or quarterly and only one of you needs to lodge a tax return

Child Care Rebate isn’t income tested. You don’t need to do anything to balance your payments.

You don’t need to contact us. We’ll send you a letter about your Child Care Rebate payments.

Child Care Rebate

You've told us you receive Child Care Rebate fortnightly or quarterly and only one of you needs to lodge a tax return

Once we balance your Child Care Benefit, we’ll be able to confirm the amount of your rebate.

You don’t need to contact us. We’ll send you a letter about your Child Care Rebate payments.

Child Care Rebate

You've told us you want to receive Child Care Rebate as a lump sum and you need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

To get Child Care Rebate for 2017-18 as an annual payment, you must submit a lump sum claim for Child Care Benefit. You need to submit this claim by 30 June 2019.

Even if your income is too high to get Child Care Benefit, you still need to submit a claim. This is so we can pay your Child Care Rebate.

The best way to claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

What happens next

You don’t need to do anything else. Once we process your claim we’ll let you know what assistance you’re eligible to receive. How much you receive depends on your circumstances.

Child Care Rebate

You've told us you want to receive Child Care Rebate as a lump sum and you need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

To claim Child Care Rebate for 2017-18 as an annual payment, you must submit a lump sum claim for Child Care Benefit. You need to submit this claim by 30 June 2019.

Even if your income is too high to get Child Care Benefit, you still need to submit a claim. This is so we can pay your Child Care Rebate.

The best way to claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

What happens next

You don’t need to do anything else. Once we process your claim we’ll let you know what assistance you’re eligible to receive. How much you receive depends on your circumstances.

Child Care Rebate

You've told us you want to receive Child Care Rebate as a lump sum and you don't need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

To claim Child Care Rebate for 2017-18 as an annual payment, you must submit a lump sum claim for Child Care Benefit. You need to submit this claim by 30 June 2019.

Even if your income is too high to get Child Care Benefit, you still need to submit a claim. This is so we can pay your Child Care Rebate.

The best way to claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

What happens next

Once we process your claim, we’ll let you know what assistance you’re eligible to receive. How much you receive depends on your circumstances.

Child Care Rebate

You've told us you want to receive Child Care Rebate as a lump sum and you don't need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

To claim Child Care Rebate for 2017-18 as an annual payment, you need to submit a lump sum claim for Child Care Benefit. You need to submit this claim by 30 June 2019.

Even if your income is too high to get Child Care Benefit, you still need to submit a claim. This is so we can pay your Child Care Rebate.

The best way to claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In your claim, let us know you and your partner don’t need to lodge tax returns. You can also confirm your family income. You don’t need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

What happens next

Once we process your claim, we’ll let you know what assistance you’re eligible to receive. How much you receive depends on your circumstances.

Child Care Rebate

You've told us you want to receive Child Care Rebate as a lump sum and only one of you needs to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

To get Child Care Rebate for 2017-18 as an annual payment, you must submit a lump sum claim for Child Care Benefit. You need to submit this claim by 30 June 2019.

Even if your income is too high to get Child Care Benefit, you still need to submit a claim. This is so we can pay your Child Care Rebate.

The best way to claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In your claim, let us know your partner doesn’t need to lodge a tax return and confirm your family income. You don’t need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

What happens next

Once we process your claim, we’ll let you know what assistance you’re eligible to receive. How much you receive depends on your circumstances.

Child Care Rebate

You've told us you want to receive Child Care Rebate as a lump sum and only one of you needs to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

To claim Child Care Rebate for 2017-18 as an annual payment, you need to submit a lump sum claim for Child Care Benefit. You need to submit this claim by 30 June 2019.

Even if your income is too high to get Child Care Benefit, you still need to submit a claim. This is so we can pay your Child Care Rebate.

The best way to claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

What happens next

You don’t need to do anything else. Once we process your claim we’ll let you know what assistance you’re eligible to receive. How much you receive depends on your family income and circumstances.

Child Support

You need to confirm your income with Child Support as soon as possible. This is to ensure your assessment is accurate.

You can do this by completing the child support income declaration form. You can complete the form online using your Child Support online account through myGov.

Read more about child support and your FTB Part A.

Child Support

Tell Child Support what your taxable income is as soon as possible to make sure your assessment is accurate. You don’t need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

You can do this by completing the child support income declaration form. You can complete the form online using your Child Support online account through myGov.

You can lodge tax returns online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

Read more about child support and your FTB Part A.

Child Support

Tell Child Support what your taxable income is as soon as possible so your assessment is accurate. You don’t need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

You can do this by completing the child support income declaration form. You can complete the form online using your Child Support online account through myGov.

You can lodge tax returns online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

Read more about child support and your FTB Part A.

Child Support

You need to confirm your income with Child Support as soon as possible. This is to ensure your assessment is accurate.

You can do this by completing the child support income declaration form. You can complete the form online using your Child Support online account through myGov.

Read more about child support and your FTB Part A.

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Page last updated: 10 August 2018