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VIC Entitled to Request Child Support Receipts from Ex?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by rmooreau, 2 August 2016.

  1. rmooreau

    rmooreau Member

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    Hi,

    Previously, I transferred child support monthly into my ex-wife's bank account. Outside of my bank statements, there is no evidence that this is for child support, date covered and what it is for. This was highlighted when I did my recent tax return.

    Due to legal and taxation purposes, I have requested my ex-partner provide a receipt with this information which she has declined to do.

    Is anyone aware if there is a requirement on her behalf to do this, or if I am entitled to receive this?
     
  2. SamanthaJay

    SamanthaJay Well-Known Member

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    I don't think she is required or that you are entitled to receive the information from her. You should keep your own records. At the very least, a notebook with details such as date, to whom you paid, amount and for what purpose. If the ATO were to audit you then they could ask her what the payment were for and from who.

    If she is denying that you have paid child support, you will have your records.
     
  3. sammy01

    sammy01 Well-Known Member

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    I'd check to make sure you're paying at least the right amount. CSA have an online estimator. Look, I would not worry too much... Possibly the ex is being dodgy with Centrelink. Not your problem. But CSA only charges from the time of application. So if she was to go to child support and ask them to collect - you would not have any back pay...

    Or tell her that no payment until she provides a receipt for the last payment....
     
  4. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member

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    What legal reason would you have? You would have email/txt telling her what you are paying. You have bank statements confirming payments.

    Sounds irregular to need anything else.

    Agree with the above comments, she does not need to send receipts to you.
     
  5. sammy01

    sammy01 Well-Known Member

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    I reckon it is important that it is clear that the intention of the payments is child support. You don't want her to have grounds to argue that you have capacity to pay spousal maintenance...
     
  6. SamanthaJay

    SamanthaJay Well-Known Member

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    The only certain way around it for the future is to do it through CSA.

    If it came down to his word against hers then there are ways to track payments.
     
  7. Danstar

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    What would be the reasons for taxation purposes?
     

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