Your base year and taxable income details
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 before for your child, you can find your base year and base year taxable income on the notice you received from the Tax Office.
You need your taxable income amounts for your base year and claim year to complete this section.
Taxable income and base year are explained in Important terms.
Show taxable income
You must show your taxable income amounts, even if these amounts are zero, or your claim may be returned to you.
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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. Remember, once you have chosen your base year you cannot change it.
If you have claimed the baby bonus before, the Tax Office will verify your base year.
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 2006 (1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006). Write your taxable income for 2006 at C on your claim.
You can find this amount at Taxable income or loss on your 2006 tax return. If you are not required to lodge a 2006 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: 07 Jan 2009QC 27791