Centrelink online account help - Managing tax deductions with your Centrelink online account

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

 

Step 1: get started

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

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Step 2: Add a tax deduction

To add a tax deduction you must:

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

You can have other deduction arrangements in place e.g. Centrepay but no other tax deduction arrangements.

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

If you do have an existing tax deduction you need to change, go to Step 3 to update your tax deduction arrangement.

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The next page will ask you to select what type of deduction you would like to add, select Tax.

Select Next to go to the Add Tax Deduction page.

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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 the dollar amount you want deducted, and
  • when you want the deduction to start

Select Next to review and submit your tax deduction arrangement.

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To have a percentage deducted, select Have a percentage of my taxable payment deducted, then

  • tell us the percentage you want deducted, and
  • when you want the deduction to start

Select Next to review and submit your tax deduction arrangement.

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Step 3: update a tax deduction

To update a tax deduction you must:

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

The Deductions Summary tab displays a summary of any current deductions that you have in place.

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

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

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

Select Next to review and submit your tax deduction arrangement.

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

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

Select Next to review and submit your tax deduction arrangement.

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Step 4: cancel a tax deduction

To cancel a tax deduction you must:

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

The Deductions Summary tab displays a summary of any current deductions that you have in place.

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

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Select OK to cancel the deduction.

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Step 5: review and submit

Review the summary of the details you have 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

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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:

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

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

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Select OK to close the tax deduction details.

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Select Back to return to your homepage.

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Step 6: sign out

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

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

If you haven’t logged in through myGov, select Logout. Managing tax deductions with your Centrelink online account – online help - Step 6b

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Page last updated: 28 March 2018