An award of financial assistance for expenses incurred may only be paid out upon submission of an invoice or receipt.
Difference between quotes and invoices
It is important to note the difference between quotes and invoices.
Quote: The current price of goods; an estimate of costs given in advance of work being done.
Invoice: An itemised list of goods purchased, with details of their quantities and prices, sent to the buyer to document the total charge.
The Tribunal requires a valid tax invoice from the service provider (e.g. a counsellor/health professional/supplier) before it can process and pay an award of assistance.
A valid tax invoice in accordance with A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 must contain:
|Invoice less than $1,000:||
Invoice of $1,000 or more:
Australian Business Numbers listed on invoices
The Tribunal’s awards of financial assistance are processed using Court Services Victoria (CSV) systems. These systems will not allow payment to be made to a supplier/service provider where:
- the supplier/service provider does not have an Australian Business Number (ABN); or
- the business name provided by the supplier/service provider is inconsistent with the business name registered against the ABN.