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  • Access your income statement

    You will receive either an income statement in ATO online services via myGov or a payment summary from your employer depending on how your employer reports.

    If they report your income, tax and super information through Single Touch Payroll your income statement will be in ATO online services. If you don’t have a myGov account linked to the ATO you will need to create one to access this information.

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    How you receive your income statement

    Your employer will provide you with your end of year statement as either:

    • an income statement – if your employer reports to us through Single Touch Payroll (STP)
    • a payment summary – if your employer is not yet reporting through STP they will continue to provide you with a payment summary by 14 July.

    Your employer should let you know if you will receive an income statement or payment summary. You should talk to them if you are unsure.

    There is no requirement for your employer to give you a payment summary if they report through STP. This information will be made available to you through ATO online services via myGov. Most employers have until 14 July to finalise their data, they will let you know if there are any delays in the finalisation of your income statement.

    If you have more than one employer

    If you have more than one employer, you may receive both an income statement and a payment summary. You will need to check that income from your payment summary prefills in your return. This information may be pre-filled for you or you might need to enter it manually.

    To access a summary factsheet of the changes to accessing your payment summary, see Single Touch Payroll for employees.

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    Access your income statement via your tax agent

    Your tax agent will be able to access your income statement or payment summary information through either:

    Your agent will need to wait until the income statement has been marked as 'Tax ready' to prepare and lodge your return. Most employers have until 14 July to finalise their data, they will let you know if there are any delays in the finalisation of your income statement.

    We will send a notification to your myGov inbox when all of your income statements are 'Tax ready'.

    Access your income statement through ATO online services via myGov

    If your employer is reporting through STP, you will receive an income statement. You will be able to find your income statement in ATO online services via myGov.

    Your income statement will show your year-to-date:

    • salary and wages
    • tax that has been withheld
    • super.

    You will need to wait until your employer marks your income statement as 'Tax ready' before you prepare and lodge your tax return. Most employers have until 14 July to finalise their data, they will let you know if there are any delays in the finalisation of your income statement.

    It is important that you don't use any information that is not marked 'Tax ready' as your employer may finalise your income statement with different amounts. If you lodge before the statement is 'Tax ready', you may have to amend your tax return.

    We will send a notification to your myGov inbox when all of your income statements are 'Tax ready'.

    If after 31 July your income statement is not marked as 'Tax ready' in ATO online services, you will need to speak to your employer to find out when they will finalise your statement.

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    Find your income statement in ATO online services

    If your myGov account is set up and linked to ATO online services, you need to:

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

    If you can't access your information via myGov, you can contact us for a copy of your income statement information.

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    When your income statement is not tax ready

    If your income statement information isn't marked as 'Tax ready' by your employer, you will see a red box in ATO online services that says, 'Not tax ready'. You will need to speak to your employer to find out when they will finalise your statement.

    If you choose to lodge your tax return before your income statement is tax ready, you will need to:

    • review any information that is available through pre-fill
    • confirm the information is correct and you wish to use it before you submit your tax return.

    If you choose to use information from your income statement before it is tax ready to lodge your tax return, you will need to acknowledge that:

    • your employer may finalise your income statement with different amounts
    • you may need to amend your tax return and additional tax may be payable.

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    Last modified: 01 Jul 2021QC 58694