Are you able to claim a tax refund on Centrelink payments

Dean made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Taxation Office

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Dear Australian Taxation Office,
I am asking today if you can claim a tax refund on Centrelink payments at the end of the financial year? As a tax payer I believe I have the right to know.

Yours faithfully,


Tax Advice, Australian Taxation Office

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FOI, Australian Taxation Office

Good morning Dean

Thank you for your email. As you are asking a question rather than seeking access to specified documents, your email is not a valid FOI request that we will be processing as an FOI request for documents. But the ATO can certainly assist you. A Tax Advice team in the ATO will be providing you with an answer to your question. I see from the posts here on Right to Know that that the relevant ATO team has already acknowledged your request and that they will be providing a full reply to you soon.

With thanks

FOI Manager
FOI Team
Australian Taxation Office

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