Primary applicants must provide a copy of the Notice of Assessment (as issued by the Australian Taxation Office) which have been completed for each of the four most recently completed income years immediately prior to application.
The income recorded on the Notice of Assessment must be at or above the income threshold for the corresponding financial year.
Table 1 – Income threshold for the past four years
| Financial year || Income threshold for Skilled Independent 189 (New Zealand) Stream |
| 2013/14 || AUD$53,900 |
| 2014/15 || AUD$53,900 |
| 2015/16 || AUD$53,900 |
| 2016/17 || AUD$53,900 |
Note: All Notices of Assessment must have the Tax File Number removed or obscured before they are provided to the Department.