Access your income statement

Depending on how your employer reports, you will receive either:

  • an income statement in ATO online services through myGov or the ATO app
  • a payment summary from your employer.

How you receive your income statement

Your employer will provide you with your end of year statement as either:

  • an income statement ‚Äď if your employer reports to us through Single Touch Payroll (STP)
  • a payment summary ‚Äď if your employer is¬†not¬†yet reporting through STP they will continue to provide you with a payment summary by 14¬†July.

Your employer should let you know if you will receive an income statement or payment summary. You should talk to them if you are unsure.

There is no requirement for your employer to give you a payment summary if they report through STP. This information will be made available to you through ATO online services through myGov or the ATO app. If you don’t have a myGov account, you will need to¬†create a myGov account and link it to the ATO.

Most employers have until 14 July to finalise their data, they will let you know if there are any delays in the finalisation of your income statement.

If your income statement or payment summary information is incorrect, you should contact your employer (or employers). If they have made an error, they can usually correct it.

If you have more than one employer

If you have more than one employer, you may receive both an income statement and a payment summary. You will need to check that income from your payment summary prefills in your return. This information may be pre-filled for you or you might need to enter it manually.

To access a summary factsheet of the changes to accessing your payment summary, see Single Touch Payroll for employees.

Your income statement through ATO online services

If your employer is reporting through STP, you will receive an income statement. You can find your income statement in ATO online services through myGov or the ATO app.

Your income statement will show your year-to-date:

  • salary and wages
  • tax that has been withheld
  • super.

You will need to wait until your employer marks your income statement as¬†‘Tax ready’¬†before you prepare and lodge your tax return. Most employers have until 14¬†July to finalise their data, they will let you know if there are any delays in the finalisation of your income statement.

It is important that you don’t use any information that is not marked¬†‘Tax ready’¬†as your employer may finalise your income statement with different amounts. If you lodge before the statement is¬†‘Tax ready’, you may have to amend your tax return.

We will send a notification to your myGov inbox when all of your income statements are¬†‘Tax ready’.

If after 31¬†July¬†your income statement is not marked as ‘Tax ready’¬†in ATO online services, you will need to speak to your employer to find out when they will finalise your statement.

Find your income statement in ATO online services

To find your income statement, you can either sign in to:

ATO online services through myGov

If you’re accessing ATO online services through myGov, you need to:

On the screen you will see your income from your employer or employers for the income year, and the tax that has been withheld.

ATO online services through the ATO app

If you’re accessing ATO online services through the ATO app, you need to:

  • login to ATO online services in the app
  • select,¬†Employment.
  • select,¬†the income year.

If you can’t access your information through ATO online services, you can¬†contact us¬†for a copy of your income statement information.

Access your income statement via your tax agent

Your tax agent will be able to access your income statement or payment summary information through either:

Your agent will need to wait until the income statement has been marked as¬†‘Tax ready’¬†to prepare and lodge your return. Most employers have until 14¬†July to finalise their data, they will let you know if there are any delays in the finalisation of your income statement.

We will send a notification to your myGov inbox when all of your income statements are¬†‘Tax ready’.

When your income statement is not tax ready

If your income statement information isn’t marked as¬†‘Tax ready’¬†by your employer, you will see a red box in ATO online services that says, ‘Not tax ready’. You will need to speak to your employer to find out when they will finalise your statement.

If you choose to lodge your tax return before your income statement is tax ready, you will need to:

  • review any information that is available through pre-fill
  • confirm the information is correct and you wish to use it before you submit your tax return.

If you choose to use information from your income statement before it is¬†‘Tax ready’¬†to lodge your tax return, you will need to acknowledge that:

  • your employer may finalise your income statement with different amounts
  • you may need to amend your tax return and additional tax may be payable.

Australian Taxation Office
(ATO)

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