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My ex has approached SSAT to object to a CoA that was in my favor .

I have 1 week left to fill in the forms.

I note, that it asks for the household income , and since I have re partnered, my current partner does not want her income known to my ex - as she will receive a copy of all information supplied.

Do I need to give this information ? Or should my current partner ring up the SSAT case person and say she does not consent to provide this information to the other party.

Also considering if I do mention my other partners income, then should our household expenses include my partners expenses of paying mortgage/ expenses on another property that we do not reside in.

Yeah I hate that and it's a joke that they require this. I am reasonably lucky, since my income is low and my expenses are high. Does your ex have a partner?
No my ex doesn't have a partner.

My current partner has a good profession, that earns good money. She also works a 40 hr week and has worked hard to get to where she is ( a competitive 4 year uni degree).

My ex on the other hand works a 22 hr wk in an unskilled job.
Graeme, my understanding is that if you have not instigated the case with SSAT you are not required to participate, hence you do not have to fill out this form. (Please check with SSAT to verify though. Our case was a few years ago, things might have changed). However, all the information you have provided previously to CSA will be forwarded to SSAT, which might include your income/expenses details anyway.

Be aware that if you have ticked the box on your tax return "did you have a spouse for the financial year" your spouse's income details will be included in the tax information CSA accesses from the ATO. In essence, CSA know the taxable income of your spouse anyway and will forward to SSAT as well as the ex.
I did not have a spouse last year declared in my taxable income.

My current partner has yet to do last years tax return and so would not have declared it either.
YOUR CURRENT PARTNERS INCOME HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANY CSA OR SSAT FINDINGS.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DISCLOSE IT TO ANYONE AS ITS A BREECH OF THE PRIVACY ACT AND IS TOTALLY IRRELEVENT.

IT IS YOUR INCOME VERSES THE OTHER PARENT

TIPICAL OF THIS AGENCY TAKING PEOPLE FOR A RIDE AND THEY GET AWAY WITH IT
They are trying to see if you are living off your new partner so they can deem you have access to a resource. If your finances are fairly separate (don't run a business together) and you work and earn much the same as you did when you were with the ex, then as taylor states, your current partners income has little to do with the SSAT appeal and should not be used in any way by them.
taylor said
YOUR CURRENT PARTNERS INCOME HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANY CSA OR SSAT FINDINGS.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DISCLOSE IT TO ANYONE AS ITS A BREECH OF THE PRIVACY ACT AND IS TOTALLY IRRELEVENT.

IT IS YOUR INCOME VERSES THE OTHER PARENT

TIPICAL OF THIS AGENCY TAKING PEOPLE FOR A RIDE AND THEY GET AWAY WITH IT
 
@Graeme: if your partner is not on your tax return, her income will not be available to CSA as only CSA customers are flagged in the ATO system.

@Taylor: yes, current partner income does not have anything to do with the CSA or SSAT findings or should I say "should". As someone else mentioned if they have info on partner income, it might not be considered for calculation of cs, it will be considered as a resource i.e. you have a partner with income while the payee does not etc.

Regarding privacy, that is what I thought. It would be a breach of privacy to supply my income (spouse of payer) to the SSAT and the ex when I personally am not a CSA customer, have not supplied any income details to CSA and have verified with the ATO that CSA is not authorized to access my tax information.

Well, it was a shocking surprise to find out that apparently we could not convince the Privacy Commissioner that the information sent to SSAT and the ex was not in breach of privacy.

The case was questioning payee's earning capacity and failure of CSA to follow procedure during COA. My personal income information, the name and address of my tax agent, my private health fund plus actual member number was all forwarded to SSAT and the ex. Just because it was included in my husband's tax return and therefore not deemed private.

It left us speechless and I can only issue a warning to everybody that common sense does not prevail. Even the ATO was shocked to hear what happened.
That's scary Babushka,
I am going through an SSAT objection lodged by the ex atm and I thought that this information would be witheld from the ex for privacy reasons. My husband has been retrenched so filling out that bit of the form was ok for me. The ex's partner works 3 jobs to keep him in a manner to which he is accustomed which is why he can claim child support from me ( and still not pay his share of the children's expenses). I'm hoping that the need for her to disclose her income will be what sees them undone.
So it works both ways.  
A partners income will be considered as a resource.

It is a resource of money,

It is not an Income.

What is the definition of income

I m pretty dumb and dont understand the meaning of:-

Income

Taxable Income

Could someone explain


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