Centrelink payment summary

Your payment summary shows your taxable and tax-related payments within a financial year.

What’s on your payment summary

Your payment summary includes:

  • your Centrelink payments
  • payment dates
  • taxable and tax exempt amounts
  • tax withheld amounts - deductions
  • Remote area allowance amounts, if eligible

You need this to lodge a tax return.

Read about how to set up tax deductions when paying tax on a Centrelink payment.

Payments shown on your payment summary

Taxable payments that will be displayed on your payment summary are:

  • ABSTUDY
  • Age Pension
  • Australian Government Emergency Payment
  • Austudy Payment
  • Bereavement
  • BSWAT lump sum in arrears
  • Carer Payment
  • CDEP Participant Supplement
  • Dad and Partner Pay
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Disaster Recovery Allowance
  • Drought Relief Payment
  • Education Entry Payment
  • Emergency and General Assistance Payment
  • Emergency Recovery Payment
  • Exceptional Circumstances Relief Payment
  • Farm Household Allowance
  • Newstart Allowance
  • North Western Queensland Floods
  • Parental Leave Pay
  • Parenting Payment Partnered
  • Parenting Payment Single
  • Partner Allowance
  • Pensioner Partner Allowance
  • Pensions Mature Age Allowance
  • Sickness Allowance
  • Special Benefit
  • Widow Allowance
  • Widow B Pension
  • Widow Person Allowance
  • Wife Pension Age
  • Wife Pension Disability
  • Youth Allowance

You will also receive a payment summary if you receive any of the non-taxable payments of:

  • Carer Payment
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Wife Pension Age
  • Wife Pension Disability

The payments displayed on your Centrelink payment summary will include any of these add on payments you receive:

  • Additional Assistance - regular
  • Basic Pension Supplement
  • Bereavement lump sum above the tax exempt amount
  • Green Army Supplement
  • Living Allowance, Term or School Boarder
  • National Work Experience Programme
  • PaTH Internship Incentive
  • Remote Jobs and Communities Programme Supplement
  • School Fees Allowance Group 2 or Board
  • Work for the Dole

How you can access your payment summary

If you use myTax or a registered tax agent your Centrelink payment summary will be pre-filled for you.

You can also view, download or request a copy of your payment summary using:

What if your payment changes

If there is a change to your payment, we will automatically send you an updated payment summary. If you are registered for Centrelink letters online, we will send this to your:

If you aren’t registered for online letters, we will post it to you.

Any change to your payment summary for the previous financial year will automatically replace your pre-filled information.

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Page last updated: 23 November 2017