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  • myTax 2018 Spouse details

    You must complete this section if you had a spouse during 2017–18.

    Your spouse includes another person (of any sex) who:

    • you were in a relationship with that was registered under a prescribed state or territory law
    • although not legally married to you, lived with you on a genuine domestic basis in a relationship as a couple.

    Including your spouse's income is important as it is used to work out whether you:

    • are entitled to a rebate for your private health insurance
    • are entitled to the seniors and pensioners tax offset
    • are entitled to a Medicare levy reduction
    • must pay Medicare levy surcharge.

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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 had more than one spouse during 2017–18, complete this section with the details for your last spouse in 2017–18.

    You will need details of your spouse's income. These can be obtained from:

    • your spouse
    • your spouse’s tax return, if your spouse needed to complete it
    • your spouse’s PAYG payment summary – individual non-business
    • the relevant distribution statements, if any, for trust income and family trust distribution tax
    • if your spouse had child support obligations, the details of the amount of child support they paid (your spouse can get this information from Services Australia)
    • if your spouse received foreign income, the details of the amount of foreign income received
    • if your spouse had financial investment losses, the net financial investment loss amount
    • if your spouse had rental property losses, the net rental property loss amount
    • if your spouse has claimed a deduction for personal superannuation contributions, the details of the amount claimed.

    Seek the information required at this section from your spouse, whether they need to lodge or not. If you cannot find out any of the amounts required, you can make a reasonable estimate.

    You will not be penalised for an incorrect estimate if you acted reasonably and in good faith.

    We have pre-filled your tax return with spouse details from your 2016–17 tax return (if you had a spouse on 30 June 2017). Check spouse details and update, if necessary.

    1. Enter your spouse's personal details into the corresponding fields.
      Your spouse's gender is important for assisting us to correctly identify your spouse. Select Male, Female or Indeterminate. Indeterminate refers to any person who does not exclusively identify as either male or female, for example, a person of a non-binary gender. A person may use a variety of other terms to self-identify.If your spouse died during 2017–18 and you did not have another spouse before 1 July 2018, answer Yes to the question Did your spouse die during the year, and you did not have another spouse before 30 June 2018?. This information is used to calculate your Medicare levy surcharge and Total net medical expenses tax offset (if applicable).
    2. Enter your spouse's income and other details into the corresponding fields.
      If the amount is zero, enter 0.
    3. Select Save and continue.
      Last modified: 28 Jun 2018QC 55616