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Ex (female) refuses to put in tax return and has not done so for years.  06/07 no tax return lodged and ex was payer at the time.  I put in coa based on info I gathered and csa agreed and reset her income from 22,000 to 28,000.  Recently ex became payee and therefor had to provide income details to get cs.  Provided estimate of 32,000 for 06/07 financial year (no tax return lodged).  Put in letter to csa asking 06/07 year be re evaluated so as to reflect actual income of 32,000 as was notified to me by csa.  CSA's reply: because that year was under a 'coa amount' the actual amount will not over ride the 'coa amount'.  So in other words; if payer is required by coa to pay cs on 28,000 for that year and is in fact earning any more, even 84,000 then they are only required to pay cs on 'coa amount.  Aaaaaarghhh:'(

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funny you should post this, I am currently under coa (initiated by me) which was set at 31,000 by csa. Payer lodged tax return but because i was still under coa the higher tax return would not come into effect until the coa had run its course. Do what I did, rang the csa and casually enquired had the ex lodged as yet they replied "oh yes that came in at 38,400" thanks so much says I. Then i lodged a new coa to override the old under reason 8 which csa and ato hold the the evidence. For an industry that won the privacy award getting information from these guys if you need to is a breeze. Staff do just not look past the initial screen to see I was under coa and that new taxable information was out of bounds availability wise to me until December 08. They truly are a joke and I dont tell them anything I dont have to for this simple reason alone.  The only  way to get out of a current coa is a new coa.
Surely in a fair world CSA would initiate a COA under reason 8 in the circumstances described above.  The CSA discretion can be interpreted to benefit the payer as well as the payee.  Those people who advocate on our behalfs who read this, can you take this up with Macklin?
Bigred said
Those people who advocate on our behalfs who read this, can you take this up with Macklin?

Use this link as this saves moderators from trawling the forums for questions that are to be presented to FACSIA.

http://flwg.com.au/lobby/index.php?page=start


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Thanks Agog, have left feedback on the link you provided.  Change won't come in time to help us but hope it helps others in the furture. :'( Some csa policies are so hypocritical and blatently wrong and disadvantage the honest average joe it is no longer funny but totally wrong.

When 'Life' is hard and things are tough,

and you feel like you've had enough.

Remember always this one thing true,

Someone else depends on YOU.

Getting off my fat ?

Funny you should say some of the things you guys have said. A few years back I was on a coa and as soon as I lodged a Tax Return my coa was cancelled and my return taken to cover the reassesed amount of C$A they could take from me. No hows your father or anything, just a Tax Return with a debit amount that was not explaned until I rang and was told it was probably C$A.

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Will ensure this is on an emerging issue list and see what the rational is…. There is a raft of legislative change being developed and will be considered shortly so if you have good ideas or wish to highlight anomalies in the new legislation they should be added to the issues register. (Link published by Agog in this topic). We will endevour to get some responses on all logged issues. At some stage we will publish additional Q&A relating to issues raised.

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