Centrelink payment summary

Payment summaries include information about taxable and tax related Centrelink payments you have received within a financial year.

Payment summaries include:

  • your Centrelink payment type
  • the time period in which you were paid
  • any tax deducted, and
  • any tax exemptions

Access your Centrelink payment summary

If you need to lodge an income tax return and use myTax or a registered tax agent, then your Centrelink payment summary information is pre-filled for you.

You don't need to contact us - simply view, download or request a copy of your Centrelink payment summary using:

If you are unsure whether you need to include certain types of payments, refer to the tax-free government pension and payments list on the Australian Taxation Office website.

If your payment summary is amended to include a change in circumstances for that period, it will be adjusted to reflect the correct amount and sent to you automatically.

Most people need to lodge a tax return, but there are some exceptions. Read more about tax time, if you need to lodge a tax return and how this may affect future taxable and tax-related Centrelink payments.

Page last updated: 17 February 2017