Did you know we can deduct tax from your taxable Centrelink payment?

11 November 2021

If you get payments from us, you can set up a tax deduction to help you avoid a tax debt.

When you get a taxable payment from us, we don’t automatically take out tax. But you can ask us to. It can help you avoid a tax debt at the end of the financial year.

You should consider setting up a tax deduction if any of the following apply to you:

The amount of tax you need to have taken out will depend on your circumstances.

You can set up, update or cancel a tax deduction any time. Read about paying tax on a Centrelink payment.

Next steps

Read about personal taxation on the ATO website.

Page last updated: 11 November 2021