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What is Separate Net Income (SNI)?

Separate net income (SNI) was a phrase used in fiscal years 2008-2009 and prior. It is defined as income and other specified amounts that your dependant earned or received in the tax year while you maintained them. SNI includes some amounts which are not included in the recipient’s assessable income. SNI earned by your dependant may affect any claim you are entitled to, such as your eligibility for dependent tax offsets. In tax years 2009-2010 and since, the SNI is no longer used, and instead the dependent's adjusted taxable income (ATI) is used for the same purpose.