details eligibility criteria for the Subclass 191 visa, including that the primary applicant must:
hold a regional provisional visa when they apply for the Subclass 191 visa, and have held that visa for at least three years;
have earned a minimum income for at least three years as the holder of a regional provisional visa; and
have complied with the conditions of the regional provisional visa.
· the annual market salary rate for the occupation, excluding non-monetary benefits (such as accommodation) must equal or exceed the temporary skilled migration income threshold (TSMIT) as specified in a legislative instrument made for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(15)(d) (currently $53,900) (paragraph 2.72C(15)(d))
而根据最新消息，已经明确了taxble income中的assessable income可以来自于工资/薪水，津贴allowance，银行利息，股利dividend，房租收入，投资收入等等。因此，如果491签证持有人想要在申请永居时满足收入门槛要求，除了工资收入外，还可以将银行利息，房租收入，其他投资收入这些算进来。
As the new temporary skilled regional visa subclasses begin to be approved, members are reminded that the three year threshold income for these visa holders to move to the Subclass 191 Permant Residence Skilled Regional visa is currently a taxable income of $53,900.
For Reg 191.214(2) taxable income has the sme meaning as in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936: taxable income = assessable income - allowable deductions
Assessable income is income that can be taxed, provided you earn enough to exceed your tax-free threshold eg salary and wages, allowances for things like car, travel, clothing and laundry, interest from bank accounts, dividends and other income from investments and rent.
Mermber should ensure their clients understand that business deductions may affect their ability to meet the eventual requirements for a SC 191 visa and that it may be advisable to consult an accountant on this matter.