Decide if you need to lodge a tax return
Most people need to lodge a tax return, but there are some exceptions. Find out whether you need to lodge a tax return or visit the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website and search for 'Do I need to lodge'.
Access your Centrelink Payment Summary
If you need to lodge an income tax return and use the ATO's e-tax lodgement service or a registered tax agent, then the pre-fill service will automatically have Centrelink income information.
You can view or request a hard copy of your Centrelink payment summary through:
- Express Plus mobile apps
- Centrelink Online Services
- self service terminals at our services centres
- calling your usual payment line - when prompted say 'payment summary' and follow the directions