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My CSA assessment hasn't changed but she is now working

I was suspicious before but fairly certain now.
Because the final child access orders where structured to allow her to work.

Do I ask CSA to investigate ?
Do I ask Centrelink to investigate ?
Do I need proof ?

She is on parenting payments so how much can she earn before my CS payments are reduced ?


thanx
She can earn around $19K before her income is counted by C$A. Mike T et al can give you the exact amount.

You can tell C$A/Centre Link she is working but they like proof, like a work address. When she does her tax, you will find out what she earns.
TAX ? !

She wont be paying that.

She comes from a country where it is expected that you dodge the Gov where ever possible.
She has been milking the Aust system for all it is worth.
TAFE, Legal Aid, …………….

I'm sure she is working for cash employed by fellow countrymen.

So I guess I have to apologies to all you tax payers for adding to your burden.
not your fault wabbit.

maybe try to find where she is working and let Centre Link take it from there. They employ private investigators to place people under surveillance and catch them out.

C$A wont do jack without proof.
Bdouble said
She can earn around $19K before her income is counted by C$A. Mike T et al can give you the exact amount.
The amount is the Self-Support Amount (SSA) and is applied to the Adjusted Taxable Income (Taxable income after consideration of some other factors such as net investment losses). Basically the self-support amount is subtracted from the ATI, if the result is 0 or less then that parent won't have a child support income.

The SSA is 1/3rd of AMTAWE (Annualised Male Total Average Weekly Earnings). Currently the SSA, for 2012, is $21,622 (for 2011 it was $20,594).
How much do the Centrelink benefits contribute to this SSA income?

Is this $21622 additional to centrelink payments or (partial) inclusive?
Inclusive of only parenting payment.
My last CSA assessment shows

Payee's Adjusted Taxable Income $536 Provisional

Payee has been on full parenting payments equivalent $16679 per year since July 2011

Should CSA be showing at least $16679 as payee's Adjusted Taxable Income ?
I know this won't change the CS due but at least the records are factual
Yes but it wont make much difference to the assessment as it is below the self support limit.
Parenting payments/newstart aren't considered taxable income:


The CSA Guide: 2.4.4: Child support income said
Child support income

A parent's child support income is their

    adjusted taxable income less;
    the self-support amount; less
    any relevant dependent child amount; less
    any multi-case allowance

Adjusted taxable income

A parent's adjusted taxable income (ATI) is the total of the following components (section 43(1)):

    taxable income for the last relevant year of income (including overseas income if the parent is a resident of a reciprocating jurisdiction);
    reportable fringe benefits total for that year of income;
    target foreign income for that year of income;
    the parent's total net investment loss for that year of income;
    the total of the specified tax free pensions or benefits received in that year of income; and
    the parent's reportable superannuation contributions.

If an application for post separation income to be excluded from a parent's adjusted taxable income has been accepted then the parent's adjusted taxable income will be the amount determined by CSA (section 43(2)).

……


Tax free pensions or benefits

Only the following tax free pensions or benefits received by a parent are included in the adjusted taxable income:

    a disability support pension under Part 2.3 of the Social Security Act 1991;
    a wife pension under Part 2.4 of the Social Security Act 1991;
    a carer payment under Part 2.5 of the Social Security Act 1991;
    an invalidity service pension under Division 4 of Part III of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986;
    a partner service pension under Division 5 of Part III of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986;
    income support supplement under Part IIIA of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986;
    Defence Force Income Support Allowance under Part VIIAB of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986;

but only the amount that is:

    exempt from income tax; and
    not a bereavement payment, pharmaceutical allowance, rent assistance, language, literacy and numeracy supplement, remote area allowance or tax-exempt pension supplement (section 5).


Link to The CSA Guide: 2.4.4: Child support income
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