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What is a PAYG Payment Summary?2010 PAYG Payment Summary

If you have received payments from your employer during the year, you should receive a pay as you go (PAYG) payment summary from your payer (employer). This should be received within 14 days from 1 July each year. The payment summary will show the total payments you received and total amounts withheld for the financial year. Payments may include income earned from part-time or casual work.

Examples of payments received include:

  • salary
  • wages
  • commissions
  • bonuses.

The PAYG payment summary will include all of the following:

  • your gross income from that payer
  • total tax withheld
  • your payer’s Australian business number (ABN) or withholding payer number (WPN).

You need the information on your PAYG payment summary to complete your tax return.

What do you do if you have you lost your PAYG Payment Summaries from your previous employment?

Contact your payer and ask your payer to give you a signed copy of your payment summary.

We can get access to your payment summaries dating back to 1996.

Get the Tax Accountant to find your lost payment summaries