It was the question related to the Medicare surcharge. I didn't claim one last year but I figure if I pay for them through CSA they are still dependent on me. I just don't want to get in trouble with the tax office!
Reaally check on this one. A dependant child in this case is a child that spends a proportionate amount of time with you, and this means nights not just days. I think you will find that you they are not dependant on you unless it is over 101 nights in your care - which is where the "amount of care" question comes into your tax return. It not to say that you will get in trouble but if you are using the online service from the ATO "i think" it helps you calculate. I know if you do not get to see your child (like some of us) then they are definitely NOT a dependant. Worth ringing ATo is you are unsure.
But the medicare surcharge is based on whether you support a child..isn't it so therefore I pay child support for one child a huge amount so wouldn't I be able to claim the medicare surcharge not family tax benefit as I do not see the child at all.