Family Tax Benefit Part A – Income Thresholds to 30th June 2012

The income thresholds for the year ending 30th June 2014 for the Family Tax Benefit can be found here.

Income test

This income test for Family Tax Benefit Part A is a guide only and is effective from 20 March 2012.

The income test does not apply if you, or your partner get, an income support payment such as a pension, benefit or allowance, or a Department of Veterans’ Affairs service pension.

Income test

For Family Tax Benefit Part A, if your family’s adjusted taxable income for this financial year is $46,355 or less, your payment will not be affected by the income test.

If your adjusted taxable income is more than $46,355 for this financial year, your payment will reduce by 20 cents for each dollar above $46,355 until your payment reaches the base rate of Family Tax Benefit Part A.

Your Family Tax Benefit Part A will stay at that rate until your adjusted taxable income reaches $94,316 a year (plus $3,796 for each Family Tax Benefit child after the first). Family Tax Benefit Part A will reduce by 30 cents for every dollar over that amount until your payment reaches nil.

If you get more than the base rate of Family Tax Benefit A, a Maintenance Income Test may also apply.

Family Tax Benefit recipients may have their ongoing payments adjusted automatically to avoid or reduce a projected Family Tax Benefit overpayment. This will apply to all Family Tax Benefit recipients who receive their payment in fortnightly instalments.

Adjusted taxable income limit beyond which only base rate is paid ($pa)

Children 0-12 years
# Children 13-25 years, or secondary students 16-19 years
1 2 3
Nil Nil $67,398 $88,440 $109,482
1 $60,955 $81,998 $103,040 $124,082
2 $75,555 $96,598 $117,640 $138,682
3 $90,155 $111,198 $132,240 $153,282

Note: Income limit will be higher if you are eligible for Rent Assistance.


Adjusted taxable income limit at which Family Tax Benefit stops ($pa). These figures include the supplement.

Children 0-17 yrs
or secondary students 18-19yrs
# Children 18-21yrs (excluding secondary students 18-19yrs)
1 2 3
Nil Nil $102,870 $115,219 $128,553
1 $101,312 $113,661 $126,996 $140,331
2 $112,104 $125,439 $138,773 $152,108
3 $123,881 $137,216* $150,551* $163,885*


Adjusted taxable income limit at which Family Tax Benefit stops ($pa). These figures do not include the supplement.

For Year: 2011-2012

Children 0-17 yrs
or secondary students 18-19yrs
# Children 18-21yrs (excluding secondary students 18-19yrs)
1 2 3
Nil Nil $100,448 $110,376 $121,290
1 $98,891 $108,819 $119,733 $130,646
2 $107,262 $118,175 $129,089 $140,002
3 $116,618 $127,531* $138,445* $149,358*


  • * Income limit is higher than stated for 3 children aged 13-19.
  • Income limit is higher if you are eligible for Multiple Birth Allowance.
  • Payment per year figures include the effect of the $726.35 Family Tax Benefit Part A Supplement which is available only after the end of the income (financial) year when annual family income can be assessed. Families with income approaching these amounts may only be paid the Family Tax Benefit at the end of the income year and not as fortnightly payments.
  • You may receive some Family Tax Benefit as long as you have at least 35 per cent care of a child. If you share care of a child for at least 14 per cent of the time (2 or more nights per fortnight), you may be able to receive Rent Assistance, a Health Care Card, Remote Area Allowance, Child Care Benefit and access to the lower threshold of the Medicare Safety Net.
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34 Responses to Family Tax Benefit Part A – Income Thresholds to 30th June 2012

  1. Sheryn says:

    This is confusing.Why the 2 tables?? FTB A until 30th June 2012 – one figure is 112,104 and the other figure is 107,262 if you have 2 children year 2011-2012. Which is it ? as we have earnt 109, 800?

  2. Katherine says:

    The first table you are referring to includes eligibility to receive the FTB A Supplement Payment of $726.35 per child. Based on the income you have stated you are eligible for the Supplement Payments, but not the fortnightly Family Tax Benefit A payments which diminishes to $0 per week once you earn over $107,262 with 2 kids under 7.

    • Jodie says:


      To claim for the FTB A Supplement Payment of $726.35 per child that you refer to, do you need to submit a different claim or do you just put in one online claim for FTB A and then let them decide which one you are eligible for?

  3. Katherine says:

    *2 kids under 17 I meant.

  4. Nick says:

    How is the FTB A supplement calculated? We have not received any FTB A during the year, but ended up under the $107,262 cut off point.
    Do we received all of the supplements for our children?

    • admin says:

      Nick, once the relevant tax returns are completed and lodged, Centrelink will process your payments in relation to your adjusted taxable income (ATI).

  5. Tanya says:

    Hi All,

    Very confused – if we have a 3 and 4 year old – and after tax we earnt $102,000 – are we entitled to anything?

    • admin says:

      Tanya, the payments are calculated on your Adjusted Taxable Income, not your after tax income of $102,000.

      The ATI is calculated as follows for Centrelink Gross income – Allowable deductions + Total net investment losses + Reportable fringe benefits + Target foreign income + Total tax free pensions and benefits + Reportable superannuation contributions.

  6. Desy says:

    I have 2 children age 13 and 10 and my adjusted taxable income year 2011-2012 was $ 102,382, do I entitled to anything ?
    The school kids bonus, family tax part A and the supplement ?

  7. Deja says:

    I am the sole income earner, I earned 40k for the financial year 2012 have 3 kids, my husband does not work, I have lodged my tax return and have rcecived my refund, will I be entitled to receive the family supplement? Sorry this is new to me! Please let me know! Cheers!

    • admin says:

      If you have been receiving FTB throughout the year then any extra payments and reconciliations will be made after the returns are lodged. You may need to contact Centrelink as they may sill be waiting for you husband to lodge the return.

  8. Mike says:

    Hi – I have a 19 year old son, at Uni this year, and shared care of my daughter who will turn 13 in march 2013. I will pay child support of $6,800 this fin year (2012/13). At what $figure would FT Benefit A cutout for 2012/13? I believe I need to include my ex-partners income as well when determing this. Indicative fiures for this fin year are $110k for me and $10k for my ex partner.

    Many thanks

  9. Nic says:

    Hi, I too am confused! I have 3 children – 10, 6 & 6 mths. My husband and I earnt $119000 for 2011/2012 (adjusted taxable income). Are we entitled to any FTB, supplements and/or Education Tax Refund? Also is my 6 nth old baby included, being that he has only been with us for half of the financial year? If I am entitled do I need to make a claim?

  10. Gabriela says:

    Just wondering whether we are eligible for any FTB last finacial year based on the fact that our combined taxable income was $110373. We have a 13 and 14yo dependants.

  11. Sema says:

    Hi, we have earned a combined income of $108,000 and have 2 primary aged children. i think we will get some of the supplement but will we be entitled to the Education bonus? Not sure how it all works.


  12. Richard says:


    I know we are not eligible for a payment as we are just over the threshhold, but does having 2 kids of the correct age make us ‘eligible’, and therefore able to have received the ETR bonus in June, and subsequently the SchoolKids Bonus next year…. and other Household Assistance Package handouts?

    I seem to rememeber having a statement previously telling us we were eligible, but receiving a payment of $0.00. All very confusing, and then silence this year! We have completed our tax returns…so should Centrelink (or whatever they are now called) do a retrospective calculation?



  13. Shelley says:

    Hi, I was wondering if the supplement is different for the age of the child? And if so, is it the age of the child at the time of processing the tax return and then the supplement or is it the age at 30 June?

  14. Cristina says:

    If I may join this conversation. My husband and I have combined taxable income of $124610. We have 3 kids, 16, 14 and 3. Are we eligible to receive anything?

  15. Jarrod says:

    Hi, I lodged my tax return and the CCR was paid within a few days indicating the ato’s been made aware of the lodgement. As a single father on 54k per yr I eaxpected the receive the ftb-a supp with the ftb reg payment today, but didn’t. Have I missed something here?

  16. Lurleen says:

    are 457 visa holder entitled to family tax benefits? My husband starting working here in Oz only last February 2012 and we have 2 children aged 10 and 8.

    • admin says:

      Hi, the main reason I have posted the FTB A Income thresholds is to have a reference point. Centrelink in their wisdom only have the current years information on their website. So if you are completing the 2012 tax return and you need to know the income thresholds, Centrelink will only have the information for the financial year ending June 2013.
      If you need answers to your questions, please contact Centrelink, as a Registered Tax Agent I am up to date with the Australian Taxation law but hold the same phobias as you do about Centrelink.

  17. tracey says:

    hi just wondering if we are still getting the 700 per child ?

  18. Andrea says:

    HI I have 2 children under the age of 10. Our combined family income for 2012 year is 110,000. Are we entitled to FTB and if so how much.


  19. gotta laugh says:

    Those of us with more kids…pretty sure the centerlink system is designed to be confusing & onerous to put people off applying.

  20. Doris says:

    We have a combined taxable income for 2012 of $88,668 and 2 children aged 10 & 12. Are we eligable for anything? Last year we applied with a similar income and got nothing. The tables just confuse me as I thought we may be eligable for something.

    • admin says:

      If your Adjusted Taxable Income (ATI) is equal to the $88,668 then you should receive some payment. But the ATI is calculated using the following formulae, so other factors may come in to play.

      The ATI is calculated as follows for Centrelink Gross income – Allowable deductions + Total net investment losses + Reportable fringe benefits + Target foreign income + Total tax free pensions and benefits + Reportable superannuation contributions.

  21. Bek says:

    Hi there,
    We have 3 children, age. 9,7,1.. Just received our estimated income of $101,598.00. I’m so confused right now. Does my family tax benefit payment part A still continue or have I reached the threshold. What is my threshold for this amount!! This table has really confused me!!

    • admin says:

      For 3 kids for the year ended 30th June 2012 the estimated income of $101,598 would make you eligible for both the family tax benefit and the family tax benefit supplement (lump sum paid at the end of the year.

  22. Marinel says:

    Hi..Just wondering if we are entitled for any family tax benefit for 2011-2012. Me and my husband have two kids age 11 and 3. My gross payments are 63191, fbt 17589, laundry allowance 267. My husband has gross payments of 38,381, fbt 16758, reportable employer superannuation contribution of 469.

  23. Tony says:


    Good website for information and you get replies, terrific.

    My question is I have one child 16yrs of age and I earned $94,000 (taxable income) as the main income and my partner earned $21,000 (part-time). Is the eligible income assessment both wages combined and do we qualify for part A with those figures for 2012-2013?.

    Also are we eligible for part B on those figures?.


    • admin says:

      Tony, your getting a reply 🙂

      Just based on the information you have given me, for the year ending June 2013 you are over the threshold $101,458 for one 16 year old.

      As for the FTB part B, I can not say for sure as I don’t have that information available. I know that you are close to the threshold with the income of $21k.


  24. Mellissa Baldwin says:

    Hi, I was wondering what we nay or may not be entiltled to, my husband and I have a combined income of 114000 we a have 16, 13,and 10 year old we didn’t claim anything this year as we were caught out last year with the wrong estimate and ended up paying a sum back, will we be entitled to anything fam tax A or B or education tax benefit. We rent with no investments.


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