What you need to do to prepare for FTB and CCS balancing at tax time

Published: 9 July 2024

If you get Family Tax Benefit (FTB) or Child Care Subsidy (CCS), there may be things you need to do for us to balance your payments.

We’re balancing FTB from July and CCS from mid August.

To balance your payments, you and your partner if you have one need to either:

  • lodge a tax return with the Australian Taxation Office
  • tell us online if you don’t need to lodge and confirm any income you got in the financial year.

The best time to lodge is late July when your details have pre-filled.

If you were single and got an income support payment for the full financial year, we may balance your FTB without you needing to do anything.

Use our checker to see what your family needs to do at tax time.

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Page last updated: 9 July 2024.
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