Minimum family tax credit (MFTC) is a payment made to families with dependent children, so there is a minimum income each week after tax.
MFTC tops up a family's annual net income to $26,156 a year ($503 per week) for the tax year ending 31 March 2019.
You can receive MFTC if you earn below the annual income level and work for a salary or wage for at least:
If you and/or your spouse or partner are injured
You'll still receive MFTC if you would normally work the required weekly hours, but are injured and receive accident compensation instead of your usual salary or wages.
Use our Estimate your Working for Families Tax Credits calculator to check what you may be entitled to.
You won't qualify for the weeks you’re not working the required hours and your family income is only from:
You may still qualify for any weeks you receive the above family income and work for the required hours.
You won't qualify:
If you're coming off a benefit to start work you may be eligible for other types of Working for Families Tax Credits.
To make sure you receive all your entitlements, check our Coming off a benefit section.