Document Gross Household Income
How to document gross household income for EAS financial hardship
You need to provide QTAC with evidence of your current year’s gross household income.
We need an Income Tax Return and Notice of Assessment for each income earner in the household.
If your family income includes Centrelink or payments from Department of Veteran’s Affairs we need a recent Income Statement from Centrelink and/or the DVA for each family member receiving a benefit.
If you are not able to provide Income Tax Returns and Notices of Assessment, please contact QTAC on 1300 467 822 for advice.
Please avoid these common errors.
|COMMON ERRORS IN FINANCIAL HARDSHIP DOCUMENTATION||WHY THIS IS INCORRECT|
|Not providing an income tax return for all adults earning an income in the household||QTAC needs to know the total, gross income for the household. If you are dependent this includes all parents/guardians. If you are independent, this would include a partner. However, this does not include dependent children who earn income or boarders who live in your home|
|Providing a tax return for a previous period ||You need to provide the tax return from the most recent financial year|
|Providing a tax return that is incomplete||You need to provide all pages of your tax return, including the supplementary section|
|Providing pay slips or employment contracts||QTAC is not generally able to accept pay slips or employment contracts to demonstrate gross income|
|Failing to complete the financial hardship cover sheet||QTAC needs to know how many adults and how many children there are in your family|
|Providing a notice of assessment without a tax return||A notice of assessment is the document provided to you from the ATO; it provides net taxable income but it does not include gross income. It is required as evidence the tax return was lodged and assessed by the ATO.|
|Not providing a Notice of Assessment for each Income Tax Return supplied||QTAC requires evidence that the information on your Income Tax Return is accurate and has been assessed by the Australian Tax Office|