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Family Tax Benefits
Family Tax Benefit (FTB) has two parts, Part A and Part B. You may be eligible for Part A, Part B or both. FTB is not asset tested, but is income tested. FTB is tax free.
is paid for each dependent child you care for where the
dependent child is aged under 15, and for those dependent children
aged 16 to under 20 who are studying full-time.
B is designed to
give extra help to families with one main income.
Family Tax Benefit Part B is paid per family not per child.
Part B can be paid until the youngest child turns 16 or until
the end of the calendar year in which the youngest child turns 18 -
provided the child is studying full-time and is not receiving a
social security payment such as youth allowance or an education
allowance such as ABSTUDY.
If you are entitled to more than the basic rate of FTB, you may be entitled to a Health Care Card and/or rent assistance.
FTB Part A - Rates & Limits
receive the maximum rate of Family
Tax Benefit Part A your annual adjusted taxable family income can be
2016/2017 - $51,903
If your income is more than the above limit a year, your payment will reduce by 20 cents for each dollar above the income limit, until your payment reaches the base rate of Family Tax Benefit Part A.
full FTB Part A Base Rate is paid between the annual
family income levels in the table below and an annual
family income of $94,316 (plus $3,796 for each FTB child
after the first). After
that it will reduce by 30 cents in each dollar.
limit at which annual Family Tax Benefit Part A may no longer paid:
FTB Part B - Rates & Limits
Single parent or carer family
If you are a single parent or carer family with an annual adjusted taxable income of more than $100,000, you will not be eligible for FTB Part B.
If your income is at or below this limit, you will continue to get the maximum rate of FTB Part B.
Two parents or carers family
If there are 2 parents or carers in your family and the primary earner has an annual adjusted taxable income of more than $100,000, you will not be eligible for FTB Part B. This is regardless of the lower income of the other parent or carer.
If the primary earner’s income is at or below this limit, FTB Part B will be assessed based on the secondary earner’s income. The secondary earner can earn up to $5,475 each year before it affects the rate of FTB Part B for which you are eligible.
Payments are reduced by 20 cents for each dollar of income earned over $5,475.
If you are the secondary earner and your partner earns $100,000 or less, you can still get some FTB Part B if your income is below:
You and your partner cannot receive FTB Part B during your Parental Leave Pay period, but it may be paid after your Paid Parental Leave period ends.
We will automatically adjust your payments to avoid or reduce a projected FTB overpayment. This applies if you get your payment in fortnightly instalments.
rates of FTB Part B
amount of Family Tax Benefit Part B will reduce by 20 cents per
annum for each dollar earned above the income limit.