Tax Bonus Payment - Am I eligible?

Tax Bonus Payment

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Outstanding debts:
If you have an outstanding tax debt, and you are entitled to a tax bonus, the Tax Office will not offset your tax bonus against this debt. You will receive the tax bonus as a cheque or a payment into your bank account.

The ATO will use your 2007-08 income tax return to determine if you are eligible for the tax bonus payment and how you will receive the payment. You are eligible to receive the payment if:

  • you have lodged or will lodge your 2007-08 income tax return before 30 June 2009 or if you have been granted a deferred date by the Tax Office before Wednesday 18 February 2009 and you lodge your return by the deferred date
  • your 2007-08 taxable income does not exceed $100,000
  • your adjusted tax liability for 2007-08 is greater than nil, and
  • you are an Australian resident for tax purposes for the 2007-08 financial year.

Persons aged under 18:
Some conditions apply for people under 18 years old.

Temporary residents:
If you were an Australian resident for tax purposes for the 2007-08 financial year, and you meet all the other eligibility criteria, you will receive the tax bonus. It does not matter whether you were here on a temporary resident visa or not.

Deceased estates:
Provided all of the eligibility criteria are met, payments will be made to the deceased estate for deceased persons.

(source ATO)

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