Centrelink online account help - Manage tax deductions

How to add, update or cancel tax deductions with your Centrelink online account.

 
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Step 1: get started

If you're not already in your Centrelink online account, sign into myGov and access your account.

From the MENU on your homepage, select Deductions, then View/Add/Change Deductions.

Step 2: add a tax deduction

To add a tax deduction you must both:

  • be in receipt of a taxable payment
  • not have an existing tax deduction arrangement.

You can have other deduction arrangements in place. For example, you can have one or more Centrepay deductions in place but only one tax deduction arrangement.

To add a tax deduction, select Add. If you already have other types of deductions in place, you’ll need to select Add another.

If you have an existing tax deduction, go to:

  • step 3 to update your tax deduction arrangement
  • step 4 to cancel your tax deduction arrangement.

Managing tax deductions with your Centrelink online account – online help - Step 2a

The next page will ask you to select what type of deduction you would like to add. Select Tax, then Next to go to the Add Tax Deduction page.

Managing tax deductions with your Centrelink online account – online help - Step 2b

You can choose to have an amount or percentage deducted.

To have an amount deducted, select Have an amount deducted every fortnight. Then tell us both:

  • the dollar amount you want deducted
  • when you want the deduction to start.

Select Next to review and submit your tax deduction arrangement.

Managing tax deductions with your Centrelink online account – online help - Step 2c

To have a percentage deducted, select Have a percentage of my taxable payment deducted. Then tell us both:

  • the percentage you want deducted
  • when you want the deduction to start.

Select Next to review and submit your tax deduction arrangement.

Managing tax deductions with your Centrelink online account – online help - Step 2d

Step 3: update a tax deduction

To update a tax deduction you must both:

  • be in receipt of a taxable payment
  • have an existing tax deduction arrangement.

The Deductions summary page displays a summary of any current deductions you have in place.

To update your current tax deduction, select the pencil icon in the Action column.

Managing tax deductions with your Centrelink online account – online help - Step 3b

To have an amount deducted, select Have an amount deducted every fortnight. Then enter the dollar amount you want deducted.

We'll display what date the change will take place from.

Select Next to review and submit your tax deduction arrangement.

Managing tax deductions with your Centrelink online account – online help - Step 3b

To have a percentage deducted, select Have a percentage of my taxable payment deducted. Then enter the percentage you want deducted.

We’ll display what date the change will take place from.

Select Next to review and submit your tax deduction arrangement.

Managing tax deductions with your Centrelink online account – online help - Step 3c

Step 4: cancel a tax deduction

To cancel a tax deduction you must both:

  • be in receipt of a taxable payment
  • have an existing tax deduction arrangement.

The Deductions summary page displays a summary of any current deductions you have in place.

To cancel your current tax deduction, select the bin icon in the Action column.

Managing tax deductions with your Centrelink online account – online help - Step 4a

Select OK to cancel the deduction.

Managing tax deductions with your Centrelink online account – online help - Step 4b

Step 5: review and submit

Review the summary of the details you’ve just entered to make sure it’s correct.

If all of the details are correct, read the declaration. If you understand and agree with the declaration, select I accept this declaration.

Select Submit.

Select:

  • Back to update incorrect details
  • Cancel to stop and return to your homepage.

We’ll give you a receipt to confirm your update has been successful. Please make a note of the Receipt ID for your records.

Select:

  • the arrow in the Information you have provided row, to view the full details of the tax deduction
  • Return to Summary, to view all of your current deductions.

Managing tax deductions with your Centrelink online account – online help - Step 5b

To display full details of a current deduction, select the magnifying glass icon in the Action column.

Managing tax deductions with your Centrelink online account – online help - Step 5c

Select OK to close the tax deduction details.

Managing tax deductions with your Centrelink online account – online help - Step 5d

Select Back to return to your homepage.

Managing tax deductions with your Centrelink online account – online help - Step 5e

Step 6: sign out

From your homepage, you can complete other transactions or select the myGov icon to return to myGov.

For your privacy and security, sign out when you’ve finished using your myGov account.

If you didn’t sign in through myGov, select Logout

Page last updated: 5 March 2019

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