Centrelink payment summary
Your payment summary shows your taxable and tax-related payments within a financial year.
You need this to lodge a tax return.
What’s on it
Your payment summary includes:
- your Centrelink payments
- payment dates
- tax deductions
- tax exemptions
Read about setting up tax deductions when paying tax on a Centrelink payment.
For a list of payments that will appear on your payment summary, read Australian Government allowances and payments 2016 on the Australian Taxation Office’s website.
If your payment changes
If your payment changes, we will automatically send a payment summary to you. We will send this:
- by post, or
- to your myGov inbox, your Centrelink online account inbox or to your Express Plus Centrelink mobile app if you register for Centrelink letters online
View your payment summary
Your Centrelink payment summary will be pre-filled for you if you use:
- myTax, or
- a registered tax agent
You can view, download or request a copy of your payment summary using: