Deadlines for family assistance payments

March 2015

If you're planning to claim family assistance payments for the 2014 financial year, then you will need to lodge your claim with Centrelink by 30 June 2015 to be eligible. 

Family assistance payments include:
  • Family Tax Benefit
  • Child Care Benefit
  • Single Income Family Supplement (SIFS)
You'll also need to make sure that your 2014 Individual income tax returns are lodged by 30 June 2015 to receive full Family Tax Benefit and SIFS entitlements. This requirement applies to payments that are a lump sum ass well as payments that are received throughout the year.  

If you don't need to lodge an income tax return for the 2014 financial year, you still need to notify Centrelink by 30 June 2015 of your intent to claim family assistance.

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This article is provided for information purposes only and correct at the time of publication. It should not be used in place of advice from your accountant. Please contact us on 02 9957 4033 to discuss your specific circumstances.

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