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Payment summary schedule (PS)

This schedule is used to report details on voluntary agreements; labour, hire or other specified payments; amounts withheld where no ABN has been quoted; and attributed Personal Services Income. Only one schedule should be attached to a return form.

Individuals may show entries for both Personal Services income (code P) and business income (code B). These amounts must correspond to the amounts shown at Items 9, 14, 15, P1 and P8 on the Individual return.

Non-individual PS schedules will only show details of amounts withheld where no ABN has been quoted for income of a business nature.

Lodgments of the PS attached to Individual forms via ELS terminates on 31 March 2018. All individual returns must be lodged via PLS from 1 April 2018.

When completing the Payment summary schedule, all the details of the payment are required for lodging by the approved electronic channel ELS or PLS. For all income returns to which the Payment Summary Schedule applies (C, F, I, SMSF, P and T), whole dollars only are required for Tax withheld due to:

  • No ABN quoted, and

  • Foreign resident withholding (excluding capital gains).

Dollars and cents are permitted for tax withheld only on certain types of Personal Services Income (PSI) in the individual return. These are:

PSI income

  • Attributed PSI - item 9, label O

  • Voluntary agreement item - 14 label G
  • Labour Hire or other specified payments - item 14, label J

Business income

  • Voluntary Agreement - item 15 label D
  • Labour hire or other specified payments - item 15, label F

Integration to returns

The Payment Summary Schedule (ps) integrates to all main return types. At the labels listed here data cannot be entered into the return but you should press [Enter] to open and complete the schedule PS:

Form TypeItem
  • Item 9 - Attributed Personal Services Income (code P)
  • Item 14 - Personal Services Income (code P)
  • Item 15 - Net income/loss from business (code B)
  • Item P1 - Personal Services Income (code P) and
  • Item P8 - Business and Professional Income (code B)
Partnerships & Trusts
  • Item 5 (Business income and expenses)
  • Item 6 Income label A - Gross payment where ABN not quoted
  • Calculation Statement Label H3 - Credit for tax withheld where ABN not quoted
  • Item 10 Income Label H - Gross payment where ABN not quoted
  • Calculation Statement Label H3 - Credit for tax withheld - ABN/TFN not quoted (non-individual)
  • Item 11 Income Label H - Gross payment where ABN not quoted
  • Calculation Statement Label H3 - Credit for tax withheld - ABN/TFN not quoted (non-individual)

The Non-Individual Payment Summary is not deleted using Preparation > Delete schedules. To clear the payment Summary and values integrated to the return, open the schedule and delete the details from it. If you wish to retain the text, then delete the values from the $ amount fields only.

Completing the Payment Summary (ps)

The fields in the Payment Summary Schedule are defined below:

Payer NameEnter the name of the entity or person (as stated on the Payment Summary) who withheld tax payments.
Payer ABN/WPNEnter the ABN or Withholding Payer Number of the payer.
Inc. TypeIndicate the income type by entering B for Business income or P for Personal services income to indicate the nature of the income earned by the taxpayer. There are three tests to determine whether the income is personal services income.
Tax DeductedEnter the tax withheld during the year by the payer.
Gross Payment

Enter the payment amount in the correct column for the category of income, either:

  •  Primary Production, or
  • Non-Primary Production

Payment Type

Press [F10] to indicate one of the following payment types:

  • A = Attributed personal services income
  • N = withholding where ABN not quoted
  • S = labour hire or other specified payments
  • V = voluntary agreement

Tax Prefill

This schedule can be pre-filled using the Pre-fill Manager. The Pre-fill Manager enables you to download pre-fill reports for clients using the Practitioner Lodgment Service (PLS). You can view these reports in PDF format, and populate the pre-fill information into the client's Tax return. For more information on pre-filling, see Pre-fill Manager.

Tax Pre-fill is dependant on available ATO data. Validate the Tax return by pressing [F3] for a list of the imported values and any errors before lodgment.

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