This question is about amounts you paid or benefits you provided to another person other than your partner for the maintenance of your natural or adopted child.
Do not include amounts you paid or provided to a person to acquire goods or services.
Did you pay amounts or provide benefits to another person for the maintenance of your child?
Answering this question
You will need to know, or work out from your records, the total amounts you paid or benefits you provided for the maintenance of your child during 2016–17.
Completing your tax return
Add up all the amounts you paid and benefits you provided for the maintenance of your child during 2016–17.
Write the total at Z item IT7.
For income test purposes, the amounts you paid and the benefits you provided for the maintenance of your child will be deducted from the total of the other components that make up your adjusted taxable income.
Where to go next
- Go to question IT8 Number of dependent children 2017
- Return to main menu Individual tax return instructions 2017
- Go back to question IT6 Net rental property loss 2017