From 1 July 2013, the amount of time you have to lodge a lump sum claim or confirm your income changed.
You now have one year instead of two years to:
•lodge a lump sum claim for Family Tax Benefit and Child Care Benefit
•lodge a lump sum claim for the Single Income Family Supplement, if you do not receive Family Tax Benefit
•confirm your income for Family Tax Benefit and Single Income Family Supplement-this means you and your partner (if you have one) need to lodge a tax return with the Australian Taxation Office, or
•tell us you don’t need to lodge a tax return.
If you do not lodge your lump sum claim for Child Care Benefit within one year, you will not have your eligibility for Child Care Rebate assessed.
If you receive Family Tax Benefit Part A, you may be eligible for other payments, such as the Family Tax Benefit Part A supplement. To receive these payments, you now have one year instead of two years to make sure:
•your child is fully immunised for the financial years they turn one, two and five
•your child has had a health check for the financial year they turn four and you’vi told us the health check is complete (if you receive an income support payment).