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  • Accessing your income statement or payment summary online

    You may not receive a payment summary from your employer if they are reporting through Single Touch Payroll (STP). Some employers started reporting in the 2017–18 financial year.

    • Your payment summary information will now be available online in myGov. It will be called an 'income statement'.
    • Some employers may choose to give their employees payment summaries for the 2017–18 financial year. Ask your employer how you will receive your payment summary if you're not sure.
    • If you use a tax agent they will receive the information they need to complete your tax return. This has not changed.
    • Not all employers are reporting through STP. You will continue to get a payment summary from any employer not reporting this way.

    About your income statement

    You will need a myGov account linked to ATO online services to access your income statement.

    • Your income statement will show your year-to-date salary and wages, the tax that has been withheld and your employer super reported amounts.
    • This information will be updated each time your employer pays you. This is similar to the information you would normally see on your payslip.
    • After the end of the financial year, your income statement will have the information you need to prepare your tax return. This is the equivalent of your annual payment summary. Some people may still call this a group certificate.

    How to access your income statement

    Follow these instructions once your myGov account is set up and linked to ATO online services:

    1. Log in to myGov.
    2. Select ATO online services.
    3. Click on My profile at the top of the screen.
    4. Select My employment and Income statement.

    On the screen you will see the income you have earned from your employer or employers for the financial year, and the tax that has been withheld.

    Using your income statement for your tax return

    You will be able to see if your income statement is ready for you to prepare your tax return.

    • ‘Tax ready’ means your income statement is complete and the information will be pre-filled into your tax return.
    • ‘Year to date’ or ‘Not tax ready’ means your Income statement may be incomplete and must be checked before it is used.
    • Employers must finalise your information by 14 August. Your income statement may not be ready before that date.

    If you use a tax agent, they will have access to the information they need to complete your tax return.

    You may continue to get a payment summary from another employer if you have more than one job. Make sure you have all the information you need to prepare your tax return. This may include an income statement as well as payment summaries from other employers.

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    Last modified: 02 Jul 2018QC 56167