What’s on it

Your payment summary shows your taxable and tax-related payments. You need this to lodge a tax return.

This includes:

  • your Centrelink payments
  • payment dates
  • taxable and tax exempt amounts
  • tax withheld amounts - deductions
  • Remote area allowance amounts, if you get it.

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

Payments shown on your payment summary

Taxable payments included on payment summaries are:

  • ABSTUDY – if you're 16 or older
  • Age Pension
  • Australian Government emergency payment – where the payment is taxable
  • Austudy
  • Bereavement Allowance
  • Business Service Wage Assessment Tool Payment (BSWAT) lump sum in arrears
  • Community Development Employment Program (CDEP) Participant Supplement
  • Dad and Partner Pay
  • Disability Support Pension – if you are of Age Pension age
  • Disaster Recovery Allowance – where the payment is taxable
  • Drought Relief Payment
  • Education Entry Payment
  • Emergency and General Assistance Payment
  • Exceptional Circumstances Relief Payment
  • Farm Household Allowance
  • Farm Household Allowance Relief Payment
  • Farm Household Allowance Supplement
  • JobSeeker Payment
  • Newstart Allowance
  • Parental Leave Pay
  • Parenting Payment – single and partnered
  • Partner Allowance
  • PaTH Internship Incentive - Newstart
  • PaTH Internship Incentive - Pension
  • Pensioner Partner Allowance
  • Pensions Mature Age Allowance
  • Sickness Allowance
  • Special Benefit – if you're 16 or older
  • Widow Allowance
  • Widow B Pension
  • Wife Pension Age – if you or your partner are of Age Pension age
  • Wife Pension Disability – if you or your partner are of Age Pension age
  • Youth Allowance – if you're 16 or older
  • Youth Disability Supplement – if you’re 16 or older, paid with Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY.

Your Carer Payment will be taxable if either you or any:

  • of your care receivers is of Age Pension age
  • person you get Carer Allowance for is of Age Pension age and you transferred from Wife Pension.

Non-taxable payments included on payment summaries are:

  • Australian Government emergency payment, also known as ex-gratia Disaster Recovery Allowance – where the payment is non-taxable, you don’t need to include this in your tax return
  • Carer Payment – if you and all care receivers are under Age Pension age
  • Disability Support Pension – if you are under Age Pension age
  • Disaster Recovery Allowance – where the payment is non-taxable, you don’t need to include this in your tax return
  • Wife Pension Age – if you and your partner are under the Age Pension age
  • Wife Pension Disability – if you and your partner are under the Age Pension age
  • Youth Disability Supplement – when paid with Disability Support Pension.

The following amounts don’t display separately on your Centrelink payment summary. We’ll include these additional taxable amounts in the taxable payment amount you get:

  • Additional Assistance – regular
  • Transitional Basic Pension Supplement
  • Basic Pension Supplement
  • Bereavement lump sum above the tax exempt amount
  • Coronavirus Supplement
  • Partner Bereavement Payment above the tax exempt amount
  • Living Allowance, Term or School Boarder
  • National Work Experience Programme
  • Remote Jobs and Communities Programme Supplement
  • School Fees Allowance Group 2 or Board
  • Work for the Dole.
Next: How to access it

Access your payment summary using a self service option. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) may pre-fill your payment summary details in the myTax system.

Page last updated: 1 July 2020