Centrelink payment summary

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

Payment summaries include the following information:

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

Access your Centrelink payment summary

If you need to lodge an income tax return and use myTax, e-tax 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 through:

If you are unsure whether you need to include certain types of payments, refer to ATO's tax-free government pension and payments list.

Please note: 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 through the post.

Decide if you need to lodge a tax return

Use the Australian Taxation Office's Do I need to lodge a tax return? tool to help work out whether you need to lodge a tax return.

Page last updated: 5 February 2016