• 5 - Australian Government allowances and payments 2012

    Question 5 image from Tax return for individuals form

    This question is about the following Australian Government payments:

    • Newstart allowance
       
    • Youth Allowance
       
    • Austudy payment
       
    • parenting payment (partnered)
       
    • partner allowance
       
    • sickness allowance
       
    • special benefit
       
    • widow allowance
       
    • exceptional circumstances relief payment
       
    • interim income support payment
       
    • an education payment of any of the following when you were 16 years old or older
      • ABSTUDY living allowance
      • payment under the Veterans' Children Education Scheme
      • payment under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme 2004, shown as 'MRCA Education Allowance' on your PAYG payment summary - individual non-business
    • other taxable Commonwealth education or training payments
       
    • an income support component from a Community Development Employment Project (CDEP) shown as 'Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) payments' on your PAYG payment summary - individual non-business
       
    • a CDEP scheme participant supplement.

    Do not include any Australian Government allowances and payments that are not taxable, show these at item IT3 - Tax-free government pensions; see Amounts that you do not pay tax on.

    Do not include any parental leave payments; show these at item 1 - Salary or wages.

    Did you receive any of these payments?

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    This information may not apply to the current year. Check the content carefully to ensure it is applicable to your circumstances.

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    Answering this question

    You will need:

    • your PAYG payment summary - individual non-business, or
    • a letter from the agency that paid your allowance or payment stating the amount you received.

    If you have not received this information or you have lost it, contact the agency that paid you.

    Completing your tax return

    Step 1

    Add up the tax withheld shown on each of your payment summaries and letters.

    Write the total under Tax withheld at the left of A item 5.

    Step 2

    Add up the income shown on each of your payment summaries and letters.

    Write the total at A item 5.

    Helpful hint

    If you prepare your tax return online using e-tax, you can use the pre-filling service to download these payments directly to your tax return.

    Where to go next

      Last modified: 01 Jun 2012QC 25672