A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999


Division 1 - Family tax benefit  

SECTION 59   Shared care percentages where individual is FTB child of more than one person who are not members of the same couple  


An individual has a shared care percentage under this section for an FTB child of the individual if:

(a) the Secretary has determined the individual ' s percentage of care for the child during a care period; and

(b) that percentage is at least 35% and not more than 65%.


Paragraph 27(2)(b) deals with the percentage of care in a blended family case.


The individual's shared care percentage for the FTB child is the relevant percentage specified in column 2 of the table.

Shared care percentages
Item Column 1
Individual ' s percentage of care
Column 2
Shared care percentage
1 35% to less than 48% 25% plus 2% for each percentage point over 35%
2 48% to 52% 50%
3 more than 52% to 65% 51% plus 2% for each percentage point over 53%

If the shared care percentages, specified in the table, of all of the individuals of whom the child is an FTB child add to less than 100%, then the Secretary may determine a different whole percentage for one or more of those individuals for the FTB child. Despite subsection (2), the individual's shared care percentage for the child is the percentage so determined for that individual.


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