LODG 2018/2


Income Tax Assessment Act 1936, Taxation Administration Act 1953

Legislative Instrument

I, Erin Holland, Deputy Commissioner of Taxation and delegate of the Commissioner of Taxation (the Commissioner) under section 8 of the Taxation Administration Act 1953, make the following legislative instrument regarding lodgment of income tax returns for the *income year ended 30 June 2018 under section 161 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (ITAA 1936).

1. Name of instrument

This instrument is the Notice of Requirement for Parents with a Child Support Assessment to Lodge a Return for the Year of Income Ended 30 June 2018.

2. Commencement

This instrument commences on the day after it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation.

3. Application

3.1 Definitions

Many of the terms used in this instrument are defined and most of the defined terms are identified by an asterisk at the start of the term.

Once a defined term has been asterisked, later occurrences of the term in the same paragraph are not usually asterisked. Terms are not asterisked in notes and headings.

The fact that a defined term is not asterisked is not relevant to interpreting the term.

In this instrument:

Adopted accounting period means an accounting period that a person has been granted leave to adopt instead of the *year of income ended 30 June 2018 under section 18 of the ITAA 1936.

Approved form has the meaning given by section 388-50 of Schedule 1 to the TAA.

Income year means the *year of income ended 30 June 2018 or the *adopted accounting period (if the person has been granted leave to adopt it under section 18 of the ITAA 1936).

Year of income in this legislative instrument does not include the *adopted accounting period. Otherwise year of income means the same as in subsection 6(1) of the ITAA 1936.

3.2 Requirement to Lodge

Under section 161 of the ITAA 1936, I require every person described in Table A to give to me a return for the *income year.

3.3 Information on when and how to lodge

Every person required to lodge a return whose *year of income ends on 30 June 2018 must do so by 31 October 2018.

Adopted accounting period

Persons with an *adopted accounting period must lodge their return no later than the last day of the fourth month after the end of their adopted accounting period.


The return must be in the approved form.

3.4 Tables A to C

Table A

Every person who was either a liable parent or a recipient parent under a child support assessment, except where they are described in Table B.

Table B

Every person where the total of their:

taxable income
exempt Australian Government allowances, pensions and payments
target foreign income
reportable fringe benefits total
total net investment loss, and
reportable superannuation contributions

for the *income year was less than $24,535


who was in receipt of Australian Government pensions, allowances or payments listed in Table C for the whole of the income year.

Table C

Australian Government allowances and payments:

Austudy payment
Disaster income support allowance for special category visa (subclass 444) holders
Disaster recovery allowance
Farm Household allowance
Newstart allowance
Parenting payment (partnered)
Partner allowance
Sickness allowance
Special benefit
Widow allowance
Youth allowance

Education payments of any of the following:

ABSTUDY Living allowance
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme ('MRCA Education Allowance' on a PAYG payment summary)
Veterans' Children Education Scheme

Commonwealth labour market program allowances and payments:

CDEP Scheme participant supplement
Green Corps training allowance
Income support component from a Community Development Employment Project (CDEP) - shown as 'CDEP salary or wages' on your PAYG payment summary - individual non-busines
New Enterprise Incentive Scheme allowance
Training for Employment Program allowance
other taxable Commonwealth education or training payments

Australian Government pensions and allowances:

Age pension
Age service pension
Bereavement allowance
Carer payment
Defence Force Income Support Allowance
Defence Force Income Support Allowance - like payments from the Department of Veterans' Affairs
Disability support pension
Education entry payment
Income support supplement
Invalidity service pension
Parenting payment (single)
Partner service pension
Widow B pension
Wife pension.

4. Additional lodgment information

4.1 Deferral of time for lodgment of returns

Under section 388-55 of Schedule 1 to the TAA, the Commissioner may defer the time for lodgment of any return to a date later than the relevant date specified in this instrument.

4.2 Notice of requirement to lodge a return or information

Nothing in this instrument prevents the Commissioner or an authorised person of the Australian Taxation Office from issuing a notice, under section 162 or section 163 of the ITAA 1936, requiring a person to give the Commissioner, in the approved form, a return, or further returns, or any information, statement or document about the person's financial affairs for any income year.

4.3 Penalties for non-compliance with lodgment requirements

Any person who does not provide a return, or any other information under the ITAA 1936 or the ITAA 1997, commits an offence under section 8C of the TAA.

Alternatively any such person may become liable to pay a penalty under Division 286 of Schedule 1 of the TAA.

10 May 2018

Signed Erin Holland
Deputy Commissioner of Taxation

Registration Number: F2018L00622

Registration Date: 16 May 2018

Related Explanatory Statements:

LODG 2018/2 - Explanatory statement