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  • myTax 2020 Australian Government special payments

    Complete this section if you received other taxable allowances or payments you received from the Australian Government that you do not show at:

    • Australian Government payments such as JobSeeker Payment, Newstart, Youth Allowance and Austudy, or
    • Australian Government payments such as pensions and carer 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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    Australian Government special payments include the following:

    • activity supplement, farm financial assessment supplement, the farm household allowance supplement or the farm household allowance relief payment that are paid under the farm household allowance program
    • Australian Government emergency payments.

    Don't show any Australian Government allowances or payments that are not taxable at this section, go to Tax-free government pensions. For more information, see Amounts that you do not pay tax on.

    Completing this section

    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 do not have this information, contact the agency that paid you.

    We pre-fill your tax return with Australian Government special payment information provided to us. Check them, and add any Australian Government special payments you received that have not pre-filled.

    To personalise your return to show Australian Government special payments, at Personalise return select:

    • You received salary, wages or other income on an income statement/payment summary, Australian Government payments, or First home super saver (FHSS) scheme payment
    • Australian Government payments such as JobSeeker Payment, Newstart, Youth Allowance, Austudy, pensions etc

    To show your Australian Government special payments, at Prepare return select 'Add/Edit' at the Income statements and payment summaries banner.

    At the Australian Government special payments banner:

    1. For each Australian Government special payment that has not been pre-filled in your tax return, select Add and enter information into the corresponding fields.   
    2. Select Save.
    3. Select Save and continue when you have completed the Income statements and payment summaries section.
      Last modified: 01 Jun 2020QC 62334