Getting ready for tax time

Access your Centrelink payment summary online and link your ATO account to myGov.

If you are lodging an individual tax return this year your Centrelink payment summary information will be pre-filled for you from early July. This will happen whether you decide to lodge your tax return online or through a tax agent.

Your Centrelink payment summary shows the amount of taxable and tax-related payments you have received during the financial year.

If you need to, you can still view, download or request a copy of your Centrelink payment summary from:

You can lodge your tax return online by linking the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to your myGov account. Once linked, you can manage your tax online, anytime and anywhere.

Next steps

Learn more about the things you need to do to prepare for tax time.

If you don't have a myGov account, it is easy to create one and link your Centrelink and ATO account - our online guides and video demonstrations tell you how.

Page last updated: 14 September 2016