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Salary or wages (including lump sum A, B or D payments) and allowances, tips, bonuses etc

How to complete the salary and wages section of your tax return using myTax.

Last updated 18 June 2015

We have pre-filled your tax return with payment summary information provided to us. Check for salary or wages (including lump sum A, B or D payments) you received that are not pre-filled and ensure you add them.

Include income from any of the following:

  • salary and wages
  • commissions
  • bonuses
  • income from part-time or casual work
  • parental leave pay
  • Dad and Partner Pay
  • amounts for lost salary or wages paid under  
    • an income protection policy
    • a sickness or accident insurance policy, or
    • a workers compensation scheme.

You should also include any other payments from working such as:

  • employment allowances – for example, car, travel, meals, entertainment, tools, clothing, laundry and site allowances
  • tips, gratuities
  • consultation fees
  • payments for voluntary and other services.

Lump sum A and B payments received from your employer are for:

  • unused annual leave
  • unused long service leave.

Lump sum D payments are early retirement scheme and genuine redundancy payments. They are not taxed but you still need to show them.

Answering this question

You need your PAYG payment summary – individual non-business and any other comparable statements. Ask your employer or payer for a summary or statement if you did not receive one.

Completing your tax return

1. Select from the drop-down menu ‘Salary, wages, allowances, tips, bonuses etc'

2. Using your payment summary or other statement enter the following information:

  • the payer's name
  • the payer's Australian business number (ABN) if known
  • the tax withheld
  • the gross payment amounts
  • any Community development employment project (CDEP) payments
  • any reportable fringe benefits amount of $3,773 or more
  • any reportable employer superannuation contributions
  • any allowances  
  • any other employment type income that has not been pre-filled to your return such as tips, consultation fees, commissions, casual job income, income protection, sickness and accident insurance policy payments and payments for voluntary or other services
  • any workplace giving amounts
  • any union or professional association fees
  • any lump sum A amount, and select the type
  • any lump sum B amount
  • any lump sum D amount.

3. Click on 'Save'.

4. Click on 'Add payment summary' to enter the details for each additional payment summary or other payment.