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11
Jul 2024

It’s time to confirm your income to get Child Care Subsidy

If you got Child Care Subsidy (CCS) in the 2022-23 financial year, you need to confirm your income so we can keep paying you.

8
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.

4
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.

1
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.

1
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.

1
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.

26
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.

24
Jun 2024

Emergency payments at tax time

Some disaster and pandemic payments are taxable but won’t show on your Centrelink payment summary or pre-fill in your tax return.

17
Jun 2024

From 1 July 2024, there are changes if you’re fully meeting your requirements

If you’re fully meeting your mutual obligations by participating in an approved activity, there are changes you might need to know about.

13
Jun 2024

How we recover money you owe at tax time

Understanding how we recover debts at tax time can help you plan ahead.

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