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  • myTax 2019 Salary, wages, allowances, tips, bonuses etc.

    This section is where you show employment-related income (such as salary, wages, allowances, tips, bonuses and lump sum payments) and other details from income statements, payment summaries or comparable statements.

    On this page:

    Essentials

    Include income shown on an income statement/PAYG payment summary - individual non-business from any of the following:

    If your income statement/payment summary also shows any of the following, include those details here:

    Do not show at this section

    If you:

    • received a PAYG payment summary - foreign employment, show these amounts at Foreign employment income in the Income statements and payment summaries section.
    • are an Australian Government agency employee (and not a member of a disciplined force), show income earned from delivering Australian official development assistance (ODA) at Foreign employment income in the Income statements and payment summaries section. You are no longer eligible for an Australian income tax exemption on this income.
    • received income for work or services performed in the Joint Petroleum Development Area (JPDA), show this income at Foreign employment income in the Income statements and payment summaries section.
    • received a PAYG payment summary - superannuation income stream, show these amounts at Super income stream in the Income statements and payment summaries section.

    If you can't see these sections, use the Personalise return screen to select those sections that apply to you. For further help with personalising your return, see How to personalise your return.

    Completing this section

    You will need your income statement, PAYG payment summary – individual non-business or a comparable statement such as a letter or signed statement from each employer or payer.

    • An income statement provides your end of year income and tax information if your employer advises that you will not be issued with a payment summary. Income statements:
      • can be accessed through your ATO Online account in myGov
      • should be pre-filled in myTax.
       

    Don’t use any income statements that are not 'Tax Ready'. For more information, see income statements.

    • A payment summary may continue to be provided by some employers. If so, and you don't have all your payment summaries or comparable statements, contact your employer or payer for a copy. If you are unsuccessful in obtaining any of these, see Lost or missing PAYG withholding payment summary.

    We pre-fill your tax return with income statement/payment summary information provided to us. Check for salary, wages, allowances, tips, bonuses etc. (including lump sum A, B, D or E payments) you received that are not pre-filled and ensure you add them.

    1. Enter the Occupation where you earned most income.
      • If you cannot find your specific occupation, choose the most appropriate one that applies to you.
      • If you received payments for lost salary or wages paid under an income protection policy, a sickness or accident insurance policy, or a workers compensation scheme, enter the occupation that best describes the occupation from which you would have earned most of your payments had you not received them from another source.
       
    2. For each income statement/payment summary that has not been pre-filled in your tax return, select Add and enter information into the corresponding fields.
    3. For each income statement/payment summary that has a Gross payment greater than '0', you must provide the Payer's Australian business number (ABN) or Withholding payer number (WPN). If you don’t know the ABN check with your payer or look-up the ABNExternal Link.
    4. For each income statement/payment summary that has a Lump sum A greater than '0', select the Lump sum A type.
    5. For each income statement/payment summary that has a Lump sum B greater than '0', enter the full amount. myTax will divide the Lump sum B amount by 20 and include that as your income. This is because only 5% is taxable.
    6. For each income statement/payment summary that has a Lump sum E greater than '0', enter the required additional information (year and amount earned) and select Save. If the payment relates to more than one year, select Add and provide additional details.
    7. For each income statement/payment summary that has Exempt foreign employment income greater than '0':  
      • enter the Foreign tax paid on exempt foreign employment income
      • select the Country employed in
      • answer the question Does the exempt foreign employment income include a payment in arrears?
        If Yes, enter the Lump sum in arrears in $AUD and the required additional information (year and amount earned), and select Save. If the payment relates to more than one year, select Add and provide additional details.
       
    8. Select Save.
    9. Select Save and continue.

    Tax tips

    Make sure you keep all your records for five years from the date you lodge your tax return. A shorter record-keeping period may apply in some situations. There is more information on record keeping and written evidence in Keeping your tax records.

    If you:

    • are between 18 and 35 years old, and
    • indicated that you earned income while you held a Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) or Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462)

    you must ensure Working holiday maker net income in the Adjustments section is also completed.

      Last modified: 26 Jun 2019QC 59091