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Inland Revenue

Tax Policy

PUBLISHED 12 June 2001

Child support bill introduced

The Child Support Amendment Bill, introduced into Parliament today, proposes a number of changes to child support thresholds, with effect from 1 April 2002:

  • The minimum weekly child support payment will increase from $10 to $12.75.
  • The investment income threshold for liable parents who are long-time hospital patients or prisoners will rise from $10 to $12.75 a week.
  • The maximum annual income level for assessment of child support will rise from 2 to 2.5 times the yearly equivalent of the average ordinary-time weekly wage.

The bill also introduces minor remedial amendments relating to end-of-year assessments, effective from 1 April 2001.

For more information see the bill's explanatory note (DOC 24KB, PDF 11KB) (Courtesy of Parliamentary Counsel Office).