How do I make sure Child Support use my correct income when assessing how much child support, I need to pay?
One of the main components used to calculate your child support assessment is your and the other parents’ incomes. Normally, your income information will be obtained by child support from the Australian Tax Office.
Each time you lodge your tax return a new child support period will start using the information supplied to the ATO. As such generally speaking your assessment will be based on your last relevant year of income.
If you are finding it difficult to meet your child support payments or you have a large child support debt that you can’t explain, it may be because the income information child support is using for you is incorrect or needs to be updated. In the first instance you should contact the Child Support Agency (“CSA”). If this does not help, our lawyers can help assist you to understand why you might have unexplained child support arrears and what options you may have to correct this.