His estranged wife would no longer have him as her spouse as they are separated, despite not being divorced." By: Mr Taxman on Jul 26, 2012 AM "I got married last December and we both have children from other relationships.I have two investment properties from before we were married, which are negatively geared.
Do I need to list him as my spouse because we do live together on a genuine domestic basis in a relationship, even though he is married to someone else?Your combined income is taken into account if you don't have private health insurance (an extra 1 per cent Medicare levy is charged if you earn over 0 000 combined) as well as when calculating Family Assistance Office benefits such as the baby bonus, child care rebates and family tax benefits.If you elect to change your name, you can notify the tax office simply by noting it on the front cover of your next return. According to the ATO, the definition of spouse has been extended so that both de facto relationships and registered relationships are now recognised." By: Leo on Jan 13, 2014 PM "Just trying to understand I lodge my tax return online using etax.I also included my wife details and mentioned her gross income.Is what they do to hide their assets and income even legitimate ?