• Your base year and taxable income details

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    This information may not apply to the current year. Check the content carefully to ensure it is applicable to your circumstances.

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    If you have claimed the baby bonus for this child before, you can find your base year and base year taxable income on the notice you received last year from the Tax Office.

    You need your taxable income amounts for your base year and claim year to complete this section.

    Taxable income is explained in Important terms.

    Note

    You must show your taxable income amounts, even if these amounts are zero, or your claim may be returned to you.

    Base year

    Base year is explained in Important terms.

    Write your base year at A on your claim. If this is the first time you are claiming the baby bonus you may need to complete the Base year election.

    If you have claimed the baby bonus before, the Tax Office will verify your base year.

    You cannot claim the baby bonus this year if your base year is 2003 - you will have to wait until after 30 June 2004 to lodge a claim.

    Base year taxable income

    Write your taxable income for your base year at B on your claim. If you have claimed the baby bonus for this child before, the Tax Office will verify your base year taxable income.

    If you lodged a tax return in your base year, you can find this amount on your notice of assessment from the Tax Office for that year. If you did not lodge a tax return in your base year, you will still need to work out your taxable income and write this amount on your claim, even if it is zero.

    If you had a loss in your base year, write '0'.

    Claim year taxable income

    This claim year is 2003 (1 July 2002 to 30 June 2003). Write your taxable income for 2003 at C on your claim.

    You can find this amount at TAXABLE INCOME OR LOSS on page 3 of your 2003 tax return. If you are not required to lodge a 2003 tax return, you will still need to work out your taxable income and write this amount on your claim, even if it is zero.

    If you had a loss this year, write '0'.

    Last modified: 17 Dec 2009QC 16835