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If you received a ACIRT COVID 19 Special Payment during the Sydney lockdown last year you would have received a PAYG payment summary for inclusion in your 2021/2022 Tax Return.

Discussions with the Australian Tax Office have confirmed that the Special Payments were not in the nature of an ETP but should be treated as part of your Salary and Wages.

When you do your Tax Return, however, you should include the amount listed as Taxable Component in the summary should be included as an amount in Income Question 1 Salary and Wages.

Affected members will soon receive an email containing an amended PAYG payment summary which you need to keep for at least five years. You do not need to wait until you receive this Summary to do your Tax Return.

Should you have any questions, please not hesitate to telephone our Contact Centre on 1800 060 267.