Example of an income statment showing pay and deductions

Do you need to do a tax return this year?

If you have done any work this financial year, you’ll get an income statement. Your statement shows how much you earned and how much tax you paid.

You’ll need your income statement to do your tax return.

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How you get your statement has changed

So, what’s the difference this year?

Single Touch Payroll (STP) is the new way your employer reports the amount of tax and super they have paid you.

Not all employers are reporting through STP yet. If you are not sure if yours is, ask them!

You won’t get your income statement from your employer if they report through STP.

Where do I get my income statement?

There are 2 ways you can get your income statement:

  • online via myGov (the ATO’s online service platform)
  • directly from your employer

If you use a tax agent, they’ll get the information they need to complete your return. This hasn’t changed.

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Not sure if you need to lodge a tax return? You can read Centrelink’s advice.

How to get your income statement from myGov

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

  • login to myGov using your email address or mobile phone number
  • select ATO online services
  • select Employment and then view my Income Statement.

You will see the income you have earned and the tax that has been withheld.

If you can’t access your information via myGov, you can contact the ATO on 13 28 61 for a copy of your income statement.

The ATO has more information about accessing your income statement.

What if I don’t have a myGov account?

If you don’t have a myGov account, you can easily set one up.

You can also link these government services to your myGov account:

  • Australian JobSearch
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Centrelink
  • Child Support
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • HousingVic Online Services
  • Medicare
  • My Aged Care
  • My Health Record
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • National Redress Scheme
  • State Revenue Office Victoria

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