Binding child support agreements affect your family payments
We’ll make a notional assessment after we accept your agreement.
A notional assessment is the amount of child support that would apply if you didn’t have an agreement.
We’ll use your notional assessment to calculate your Family Tax Benefit. We’ll use this whether your agreement amount is more or less.
We won’t make a notional assessment if the agreement:
- is for a lump sum payment that’s to be credited against your assessment
- doesn’t change the amount payable under an administrative assessment.
Read more about notional assessments.
Page last updated: 28 November 2019
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