NRAS resources, documents and information

2 December 2015

The NRAS Internal Review Guidelines are now available. The guidelines have been developed to assist approved participants who are seeking an internal review of a decision made by the Secretary or delegate. A copy of the guidelines can be found at Internal Review Guidelines.

19 August 2015

The fact sheet for private and individual investors has been updated and includes information for potential as well as existing NRAS investors. It also includes advice for investors who may be Centrelink or Child Support customers. The fact sheet can be found on the Information for Private Individual Investors page.

16 April 2015

An open letter providing an update about the processing of 2013-14 NRAS incentive claims is now available under Correspondence on the NRAS resources, documents and information page.

A new form which allows investors to request the consent of Approved Participants to seek information about the status of their incentive claims directly from the Department is now available on the NRAS resources, documents and information page.

14 April 2015

The Department has released the NRAS market index for the 2015-16 NRAS year. The letters can be found under Facts and Information.

4 February 2015

Information for approved participants regarding market rent valuations and statement of compliance for 2014-15 NRAS year can be found under Facts and Information.

Information for approved participants regarding payments processing and the issuing of RTO certificates can be found under Facts and Information.

20 January 2015

Information regarding provisional allocations, maximum permissible rent and the rent reviews can be found under Facts and Information.

1 December 2014

A new form has been made available on the DSS Website to assist Approved Participants to apply to extend the lodgement date of the Market Rent Valuation Documentation.

All Application forms, including relevant guidelines and attachments can be found on the NRAS resources, documents and information page.

5 November 2014

A new form has been made available on the DSS Website to assist Applicants and NRAS Approved Participants that are charitable institutions to elect to receive an incentive as a tax offset certificate or a monetary payment.

All application forms, including relevant guidelines and attachments can be found on the NRAS resources, documents and information page.

4 November 2014

Information about the NRAS Regulation changes taking effect on 4 November 2014

Update for Approved Participants on the eligibilitliy to receive an incentive in respect of the 2013-14 NRAS year

23 October 2014

New forms have been made available on the DSS Website to assist Applicants and NRAS Approved Participants to:

  • transfer an allocation to another Approved Participant,
  • transfer an allocation to another rental dwelling,
  • vary special conditions or attributes associated with allocations,
  • request a withdrawal of a reserved allocation, or
  • request a revocation of an allocation.

All application forms, including relevant guidelines and attachments can be found on the NRAS resources, documents and information page.

10 October 2014

Information for NRAS private individual investors

Cautionary Note to Developers, Investors and Charitable Organisations: Trading of Incentives under the National Rental Affordability Scheme

02 October 2014

Discussion with NRAS Providers

Presentation provided to NRAS Providers Ltd. Includes information on - 2013/14 NRAS Payments, Trading of Incentives, Systems and Administration and Next Steps.

More information about the NRAS Regulation changes including Frequently Asked Questions and timeframes for applications to vary conditions of reservations of allocation are now available.

22 September 2014

  • Important amendments have been made to the National Rental Affordability Scheme Regulations 2008 that affect NRAS applicants and approved participants. Read more about the NRAS Regulation Amendments.

09 September 2014

08 September 2014

  • If an NRAS investor thinks they are likely to have an entitlement to claim the NRAS tax offset in the 2013-14 financial year, but have not yet been advised of the amount by the due date for lodgement of their tax return, they can ask the Australian Taxation Office for an extension of time to lodge.
  • Alternatively they may lodge their tax return by the due date without claiming an NRAS tax offset and, if it is later determined they have an entitlement, they can request an amendment to their tax return.

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08 August 2014

  • Currently there are a high number of NRAS Incentive claims being processed by the Department. Processing of claims will happen once all relevant information has been provided by the Approved Participant and assessed by the NRAS payments team.
  • Once the assessment process is complete, cash or Refundable Tax Offset certificates will be issued to the Approved Participant.
  • If you are not an Approved Participant, and would like further information please contact your Approved Participant directly.

06 June 2014

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