7 April 2009

Family Tax Benefit Calculator


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What is FTB?

FTB is a payment to help you raise your dependent children. On 1 July 2000 FTB replaced family tax benefit Part A and Part B, dependent spouse rebate (with a child), and sole parent rebate. Some social security payments were also replaced: family allowance, basic parenting payment, guardian allowance and family tax payment Part A and Part B.

FTB has two parts, Part A and Part B. You may be eligible for Part A or Part B, or both. Part A is designed to help with the cost of raising children. Part B is designed to give extra help to families with one main earner, including single parent families.

What you need to know first

FTB is a benefit with many features. Eligibility criteria and income thresholds are different from those under the old family assistance measures. It is very important that you take the time to read through the instructions step by step when using the FTB calculator.

There is a time limit of two years for claiming family tax benefit as a past period claim. If you are lodging a 2013 FTB tax claim, you must lodge it with the Tax Office by 30 June 2014; but if you claim from the FAO you have until 30 June 2015 to do so.

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