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Jul 2024

We’ll send you a letter if your Centrelink payment summary changes

Sometimes your Centrelink payment summary information can change.

Jul 2024

Superannuation Basics free webinar

Join our live Financial Information Service (FIS) webinar on Wednesday 24 July 2024 at 2 pm AEST to learn about the basics of superannuation.

Jul 2024

Things you need to do at tax time

If you get a payment from us, you may need to do things every financial year at tax time.

Jul 2024

2023-24 Centrelink payment summary information has now pre-filled in ATO myTax

If you’re lodging a tax return, you can see your Centrelink payment summary information in the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) myTax now.

Jul 2024

The Work Bonus starting balance is $4000

From 1 July 2024, when you claim an eligible payment for the first time, you’ll start with a Work Bonus balance of $4,000.

Jul 2024

There are changes for job seekers to get voluntary work approved

From 1 July, there’s a new process for voluntary work approvals. You’ll need to use a new form to request any approval of voluntary work to meet your requirements.

Jul 2024

Nil rate payment period changes from 1 July 2024

A nil rate payment period starts when you report employment income and your total income is over the cut off point. This reduces your income support payment to $0.

Jun 2024

Centrelink payment summary details should pre-fill in ATO’s myTax by mid-July

If you get payments from us and need to lodge a tax return, you can check your information has pre-filled in the ATO’s myTax so you’re tax ready.

Page last updated: 15 June 2024.
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