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  • How do you make a claim?

    Your baby bonus claim and any enquiries are dealt with by the Tax Office. You can make a claim in a number of ways:

    • Visit the Tax Office website and lodge your baby bonus claim online using e-tax. Most claims are processed within 14 days.
    • Use these instructions and the claim form at the back - then post your claim to the Tax Office (attached to your tax return if you have to lodge one). Most claims are processed within six weeks.
    • Go to a registered tax agent.

    Lodge your claim at the end of the income year - any time after 30 June 2006.

    If you need help with making your baby bonus claim you may be able to use the Tax Help program.



    All references made to 'year' are to income year - 1 July to 30 June. For example, the income year for 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006 is 2006.

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    Use e-tax and lodge your baby bonus claim over the internet



    This information may not apply to the current year. Check the content carefully to ensure it is applicable to your circumstances.

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    E-tax will help you to prepare your baby bonus claim easily, quickly and securely using the internet. It will estimate your baby bonus amount for you. Visit our website and lodge your baby bonus claim using e-tax. E-tax is available from 1 July 2006.

    Last modified: 13 Feb 2019QC 27791