I have majority care and I'm paying Child Support: Tax Haven Fraud

Peta - posted on 05/22/2015 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My ex has companies in same Tax Haven as Google and Apple + 3 properties bank accounts in France. Since Australian authorities don't have jurisdiction to identify anything he earns and owns they go on what he estimates his income to be. I have majority care & have been ordered to pay him Child Support! 11 years of hell. Need help to locate his assets/income that won't cost money I don't have

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Jodi - posted on 05/22/2015

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Also, if he is living beyond his means (as in living beyond what his tax return reports is his income), they can investigate this and make a judgement. Have you ever filed an Application to Change Child Support - Special Circumstances? You can file for that on the basis of "The child support assessment is unfair because of the income, earning capacity, property or financial resources of one or both parents". I have had to go through that process, and they do ask for bank balances, receipts and all manner of things. Alternatively, you could contact the Tax Office and suggest a tax audit, because if he has foreign income and is not declaring it, there can be issues there too. If his tax return is not accurate, then the child support won't be accurate.

Michelle - posted on 05/22/2015

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You are allowed to tell the child support agency that you will pay/collect privately and they don't chase you for the money. You do both have to agree to it though or he could take you to court for non payment.
I have done 50/50 shared care for years and am supposed to pay my ex because I earn more. We told CSA that we will collect privately so they stay out of it. They still send us what I should be paying each time we do our tax returns but we ignore them.

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Peta - posted on 05/22/2015

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Thanks Jodi :-) When i was ordered to pay him Child Support in 2006, i appealed the decision, The CSA said the "matter was too complex" for them and had to go to court. So i went to court . 2 years of my ex adjourning later, we had Justice Cohen, an ultra orthodox religious practitioner, whose 38 and 40 year old sons were still living with their father because they and not been married off yet and it was against their religion to move out of parents home until they were married. First I was incensed that such a patriarchal religious man presided over us. later to discover he had brain cancer: our hearing was the very last he presided over at the age of 70, the week before Christmas , after which he was forced by law to retire and then passed away. but not without exposing us and another urgent hearing that went through the middle of our hearing, to what abuse of power is, and giving me rich material for the book that will emerge form this nightmare one day. He let his personal macho views on the role of men and women in life rip on his last hearing before he went.. So no, I'm not going back to court. Its too scary, I was self represented.

Jodi - posted on 05/22/2015

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Have you talked to a lawyer? You may be able to do something through legal avenues.

Peta - posted on 05/22/2015

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It was him who applied to say that I was living beyond my means!!! and threatened me with a tax audit. This is what is surreal. He is brazenly accusing me of what he does. He is alway the first to throw mud. Its sticks then I have to respond. Its been like this for 11 years! The man who cried wolf just no-be has has caught him out yet. I have spent three full days when I should be working, responding to the recent CSA decision,and finding the evidence, and Ill spend many more days. It puts me int a very distressed state with my children and he knows that Ive written to the French police and irish authorities to help locate his assets since the CSA is impotent. I've anted out of the CSA since the beginning, but he is determined to exploit all possibilities to make free money. The CSA knows he has these companies as my ex has not denied it. He is feeding them enough o make them happy, This is not some little thing. My ex is the brother of http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/where-th... . as much I believe we are all individuals and our families don't determine our destinies,, others believe talents run in family genes.

Peta - posted on 05/22/2015

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Sorry Michelle I called you Jodi :-(. I answered you instead of jodi :-) Please see there.

Peta - posted on 05/22/2015

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Thankyou Jodi. I presented that to him. He said "yes , I'll call them tomorrow." What did he do? He called the CSA to tell them to collect the 1,200 a month they just assessed I should pay him ( but which as you say was voluntary assessment until a parent asked the CSA to collect). He should be paying for the 11 years I have almost single handedly supported our children but I have pleaded with him to get out of the CSA system . He has a partner and child and enjoys the Family Tax Benefits and won't forgo them and as long as Im ordered to pay his. Its also as much about control. He is massively abusive man and this is his way of ensuring I am still under his control. I don't even know how to convey that to the CSA and I am amazed they are not trained to see that or know that.

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