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.

Read a full list of taxable and non-taxable Australian Government allowances and payments and pensions and allowances, including Centrelink payments, on the ATO 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
  • if you register for Centrelink letters online, to your:
    • myGov inbox
    • Centrelink online account, or
    • Express Plus Centrelink mobile app

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:

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Page last updated: 27 August 2017