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  • myTax 2019 Spouse details

    You must complete this section if you had a spouse during 2018–19.

    On this page:

    Essentials

    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.

    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.

    Completing this section

    If you had more than one spouse during 2018–19, complete this section with the details for your last spouse in 2018–19.

    You will need details of your spouse's income.

    If your spouse has lodged their return, you can obtain income details from the completed return.

    If your spouse has not lodged their return or does not need to lodge a return, income details can be obtained from:

    • their income statement or 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 they received foreign income, the details of the amount of foreign income received
    • if they had financial investment losses, the net financial investment loss amount
    • if they had rental property losses, the net rental property loss amount
    • if they claimed a deduction for personal superannuation contributions, the details of the amount claimed.

    Seek the information required at this section from your spouse. 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 pre-fill your tax return with spouse details from your 2017–18 tax return (if you had a spouse on 30 June 2018). 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 2018–19 and you did not have another spouse before 1 July 2019, answer Yes to the question Did your spouse die during the year, and you did not have another spouse before 30 June 2019?. 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: 26 Jun 2019QC 58954