• Adjusted taxable income (ATI) for you and your dependants 2014

    Who is a dependant?

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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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    A dependant can be:

    • your spouse (see the definition of spouse in Special circumstances and glossary)
    • your parent or your spouse's parent
    • a child who is under 21 years old (see the full definition of child in Special circumstances and glossary) who is not a student
    • a student under 25 years old who is studying full time at school, college or university
    • a child-housekeeper (your child of any age who kept house for you full time)
    • an invalid relative (your or your spouse's child, brother or sister) 16 years old or older who receives a disability support pension or a special needs disability support pension under the Social Security Act 1991.
    • an invalid spouse who receives a disability support pension or a special needs disability support pension under the Social Security Act 1991.
    • a carer spouse (see definition of carer spouse).

    A dependant needs to be an Australian resident for tax purposes (see Completing Individual information on your tax return). If you have a dependant of a kind listed above (not including your or your spouse's parent, invalid brother or invalid sister) who was waiting to migrate to Australia in 2013-14, and you were taking the necessary and timely steps for their migration, we will consider that dependant to be a resident at all times you were a resident.

    If you want to claim a tax offset for your dependants you need to work out your and your dependants' adjusted taxable income (ATI) for the relevant period to determine:

    • whether you are eligible for a tax offset, and
    • the amount of the tax offset you are entitled to.

    The relevant period is identified in the questions dealing with the particular tax offset you wish to claim. This may be all of the 2013-14 income year or a period during 2013-14.

    What is maintaining a dependant?

    You maintained a dependant if any of the following applied:

    • you and your dependant lived in the same house
    • you gave your dependant food, clothing and lodging
    • you helped them to pay for their living, medical and educational costs.

    If you had a spouse for the whole of 2013-14 and your spouse worked at any time during the year, we still consider you to have maintained your spouse as a dependant for the whole income year.

    We consider you to have maintained a dependant even if the two of you were temporarily separated, for example, due to holidays or overseas travel.

    If you maintained a dependant for only part of the year, you may need to adjust your claim accordingly.

    What is ATI?

    The following amounts are used to calculate a person's ATI:

    How to work out ATI

    You can use either our Income tests calculator or worksheet 1.

    If you are working out the ATI of a person for the whole year, you can get the amounts for worksheet 1 from the person's tax return. Table 1 shows you where the relevant amounts are on the tax return.

    Table 1

    Working out ATI

    For worksheet 1:

    The amount comes from:

    (a)

    TAXABLE INCOME OR LOSS on page 4 of the tax return

    (b)

    T item IT2 on page 8 of the tax return

    (c)

    H item D12 on page 15 of the supplementary section of the tax return

    (d)

    U item IT3 on page 8 of the tax return

    (e)

    V item IT4 on page 8 of the tax return

    (f)

    X item IT5 on page 8 of the tax return

    (g)

    Y item IT6 on page 8 of the tax return

    (h)

    W item IT1 on page 8 of the tax return, multiplied by 0.535 and rounded down to the nearest dollar

    (j)

    Z item IT7 on page 8 of the tax return.

    If you are working out a dependant's ATI for part of the year, you cannot use the figures from their tax return. Instead, you must work out the amounts for the relevant period and complete the worksheet using these figures. The instructions at each offset question will tell you what to do.

    If you are completing a tax return for a deceased person, or your spouse died during the year and you need to know their ATI for the whole of 2013-14, their ATI is the amount at (k) below:

    • divided by the number of days the person was alive in 2013-14, and
    • multiplied by 365.

    This is the deceased person's ATI for the whole of 2013-14.

    Worksheet 1

    Working out a person's ATI for the relevant period

     

    You

    Dependant
    1

    Dependant
    2

    Dependant
    3

    The period for which you need to work out the person's ATI

    from:

    1/7/2013

     

     

     

    to:

    30/6/2014

     

     

     

    The person's taxable income for the period. If taxable income is a loss, write 0 at (a).

    (a)

    $

    $

    $

    $

    The person's reportable employer superannuation contributions for the period

    (b)

    $

    $

    $

    $

    The person's deductible personal superannuation contributions for the period

    (c)

    $

    $

    $

    $

    The person's tax-free government pensions or benefits for the period

    (d)

    $

    $

    $

    $

    The person's target foreign income for the period

    (e)

    $

    $

    $

    $

    The person's net financial investment loss for the period

    (f)

    $

    $

    $

    $

    The person's net rental property loss for the period

    (g)

    $

    $

    $

    $

    The person's adjusted fringe benefits for the period

    (h)

    $

    $

    $

    $

    Add all the amounts from (a) to (h).

    (i)

    $

    $

    $

    $

    Child maintenance the person provided to a third party for the period

    (j)

    $

    $

    $

    $

    Take (j) away from (i). This is the person's ATI for the period.

    (k)

    $

    $

    $

    $

     

      Last modified: 05 Jun 2014QC 40162