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IT3 Tax-free government pensions or benefits 2017

Complete question IT3 to include certain tax-free government pensions or benefits you received.

Last updated 24 May 2017

This question is about certain tax-free government pensions or benefits that you received in 2016–17. See Special circumstances and glossary 2017 for a list of the relevant tax-free government pensions and benefits.

If you are still unsure whether your pension or benefit is tax-free, phone 13 28 61, or contact the agency that paid you.

Do not include at this item:

  • Australian Government allowances and payments that you have included at item 5
  • Australian Government pensions and allowances that you have included at item 6
  • Australian annuities and superannuation income streams that you have included at item 7.

Did you receive a tax-free government pension or benefit that is listed in the Special circumstances and glossary section?


Write 0 at U item IT3, then go to question IT4 Target foreign income 2017, or return to main menu Individual tax return instructions 2017.


Read on.

Answering this question

Income tax is not paid on certain tax-free government pensions or benefits, however, those pensions or benefits are taken into account when working out your adjusted taxable income. Your adjusted taxable income is an income test we use to work out your eligibility for certain tax offsets and the amount of those offsets.

Completing your tax return

Step 1

Add up the amount of tax-free pensions or benefits you received during 2016–17.

Step 2

Write the total at U item IT3.

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