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Child support forms and guides

Title and summary Number

Acknowledgment of paternity for child support

Form to complete to acknowledge to Inland Revenue Child Support that you are the father of a child, if no other proof exists.

IR106

Application for an administrative review

An application to have the amount of formula-assessed child support you pay or receive reviewed under one or more of ten qualifying grounds.

IR470

Application for an exemption review

An application for a review if the paying parent you receive child support from has been granted an exemption from making child support payments.

IR472

Authorisation not to collect child support or domestic maintenance

Form to use if you are entitled to receive child support or domestic maintenance payments but you do not want us to collect payments from the paying parent.

IR129

Cancellation of child support income estimation

Complete this form if you want to cancel the estimate of your taxable income for your child support assessment. You can also complete this form online.

IR111

Cancelling your child support

If you want to stop receiving child support under a formula assessment you need to complete the IR107 form. You can also complete this online.

IR107

Change of circumstances

If you have any new or updated information for us about a change in your child support circumstances you need to complete the IR116 form. You can also complete this online.

IR116

Changes to a voluntary agreement

If you have any changes to your current child support voluntary agreement, you can use the IR108 form to record these with us.

IR108

Child support - estimating your income

Information for liable parents and receiving carers on how you can estimate your income.

IR151

Child support - hospital patients 2012-2013

Sets out the child support responsibilities of paying parents who are long-term hospital patients.

IR148

Child support - prisoners

This guide sets out the child support responsibilities of prison inmates.

Please note: the Prison arrears agreement (IR149) form is no longer in use. Please phone us on 0800 387 782 if you wish to discuss your child support arrears.

IR154

Child support - prisoners 2013

This guide sets out the child support responsibilities of prison inmates. For use in the 2013 assessment year (1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013).
Please note: the Prison arrears agreement (IR149) form is no longer in use. Please phone us on 0800 387 782 if you wish to discuss your child support arrears.

IR154

Child support - repayment of arrears

Use this form to work out how much you can pay towards your child support arrears (if you are a paying parent), or your overpayment (if you are a custodian).

IR130

Child support - returning to work

This factsheet provides information about child support for custodial parents returning to work after receiving a sole parent benefit.

IR167

Child support Australian paying parents who live in New Zealand

Child support information for paying parents who live in New Zealand and pay child support to the Australian Child Support Agency.

IR159

Child support formula assessment application

As a child support paying parent you can apply for a formula assessment on your current circumstances.

IR101

Child support paying parents who live in Australia

Factsheet with information for parents paying child support who live in Australia.

IR158

Child support payment slip

A slip to attach to manual (cheque) child support payments you make to us.

IR131

Child support review - response by other party

A form for you to respond if you've been notified by us that the liable parent or receiving carer has applied for a review of formula-assessed child support.

IR471

Child support review - statement of financial position

Use this form to provide information about your financial position if you are having a child support review. Completing this form will help the review officer to determine how any change to the child support assessment would affect each party. Completing this form is optional. Information you provide will be passed on to the other party to the review.

IR178

Child support shared care questionnaire 2015

Questionnaire to use so we can determine whether care of the child/ren meets the shared care criteria for the child support year. This information is helpful if you and the other carer disagree about the level of care provided. For use in the 2015 assessment year (1/4/2014 - 31/3/2015).

IR120

Election not to enforce court order or election to withdraw from voluntary agreement

Form to use if you want to stop receiving child support or domestic maintenance under a court order or voluntary agreement. If you are receiving a sole parent rate of benefit and wish to do this, please call us on 0800 221 221.

IR112

Estimate of income for child support assessment - 2015

Use this form to estimate your current taxable income for child support assessment for the 2015 year (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015). You can also complete this online.

IR104

Estimate of income for child support assessment - for paying parents living in Australia 2015

Use this form to estimate your current taxable income for your child support assessment if you are a paying parent living in Australia, for the New Zealand child support year (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015).

IR109

Ground 5 - high cost of contact worksheet

This is a supplementary form to the Application for an administrative review (IR470) when the high cost of access is one of the grounds for your application.

IR470A

Helping you to understand child support

This booklet provides all the information required for paying persons and custodians at the beginning of their child support obligations.

IR100

Helping you to understand child support reviews

A general guide to help you with administrative, exemption and Commissioner reviews of child support assessments. This guide also includes the forms you'll need to apply and/or respond with.

IR175

Helping you to understand shared care

This booklet is for people who currently share or intend to share the care of children. It explains how shared care will affect child support payments.

IR156

Helping you understand child support and the Family Court

Sets out your options on how and where to apply if you disagree with any decision made by Inland Revenue Child Support.

IR174

Child support - hospital patients

Sets out the child support responsibilities of paying parents who are long-term hospital patients.

IR148

Notice of objection - child support

You can use this form to show grounds for any objections about child support. Either party can object to a decision or assessment.

IR119

Paying parents under 16

This factsheet sets out the child support responsibilities of parents under 16.

IR311

Persons under 16 years exemption - application

If you are a paying person under 16 years old (or have recently turned 16) and want an exemption from paying child support, you may be able to use this form.

IR105A

Prisoner and hospital patient exemption - application

If you are a hospital patient or prison inmate you can apply for an exemption from paying child support or spousal maintenance.

IR105

Recognised care questionnaire 2016

Questionnaire to use so we can determine whether care of the child(ren) meets the recognised care criteria for a 365 day period. This information is helpful if you and the other carer(s) disagree about the level of care provided. For use in the 2016 assessment year.

IR120

Registration of a person required to pay child support or domestic maintenance (1/04/2014 - 31/03/2015)

Use this form if you are required to pay child support or domestic maintenance (1/04/2014 - 31/03/2015).

IR103

Registration of a voluntary agreement or court order for child support

Use this form to register a voluntary agreement or court order for the payment of child support or spousal maintenance.

IR102

Victim of sexual offence exemption from child support payments - application

If you are a paying parent and want an exemption from paying child support on the grounds you were the victim of a sexual offence, you may be able to use this form.

IR105B

Victims of sexual offences

Factsheet setting out the options for paying parents who may be eligible for an exemption from paying child support, because they're the victim of a sexual offence.

IR312

What is child support?

This factsheet provides an overview of the child support scheme with general information for both the paying parent and custodian.

IR198