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Item 4 - Employment termination payments (ETP)

This item is supported by the Employment Termination Payment schedule PY. A separate PY must be completed for each ETP PAYG payment summary received. Press Enter at any of the fields at item 4, to open this worksheet.

If the taxpayer was to have received an ETP and did not receive a PAYG payment summary-employment termination payment, or if the taxpayer has lost it and the employer has not replaced it, the taxpayer will be required to complete a Statutory Declaration (NAT 4135).

Employment termination payment for individuals schedule (PY)

To complete item 4 use the schedule PY. You can have more than one PY but if there is only one ETP payment summary to be entered, then the ATO only wants to see the details and not the full PL.

This schedule can be pre-filled. For more information about pre-filling a tax return, see Pre-fill manager.

Tax Pre-fill is dependent on available ATO data. Validate the Tax return by pressing F3 before lodgment.

Payment Details

Enter the Payment details as disclosed on the ETP Payment Summary:

  • Date of payment

  • Total tax withheld amount

  • Total taxable component

  • Payment type

  • Payer's ABN

When you close the schedule, Tax calculates the correct code to be filled into the return.

Only the Taxable component of an ETP is included as income in the Tax Return. The other fields are required to correctly calculate any ETP offset due and to collect amounts over the cap that are to be taxed at top marginal rates.

Tax-free components are non-assessable, non-exempt income and are NOT to be included at any item in the return.

See Employment termination payments on the ATO website for further information.

Tax Offset

The taxpayer's age is relevant in calculating any tax offsets for which he or she may be eligible. Where applicable Tax will calculate the amount of tax offset to ensure that the taxpayer pays no more tax than required.

Taxpayer DOB is missing

If the Taxpayer DOB is missing, MYOB Tax calculates the ETP on the basis of the taxpayer being under 55 years. This safeguards the taxpayer by understating the offset where this condition exists.

By validating the return before preparing the Estimate Tax will advise where a Date of birth is missing.

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