Make tax time less taxing

Getting ready for June 30

With Internet or Mobile Banking, it’s easy to find the information to help you complete your 2016 tax return.

View your interest charged or earned for the last financial year:

  • Internet Banking: Manage my accounts > Financial year’s interest
  • Mobile Banking app: Services > Your Accounts > View financial year’s interest

You can:

Ways to submit your tax return

Online tax return

The ATO provides myTax for fairly straightforward returns. It can prefill a range of data (from banks, employers, government agencies etc.) and you can simply review, amend or add missing details, then submit. Plus, myTax can be accessed via tablets, smartphones as well as computers.

Before lodging an online return, you need to create a myGov account and link it to the ATO.

Paper tax return

The standard paper-based return can be ordered from the ATO. Complete and submit with any required documents by mail. Refunds can take up to 50 business days after lodgement to be issued.

Using a tax agent

Employing the skills and knowledge of a registered tax agent or accountant could be money well spent– please check with your tax agent or accountant. Just make sure they're officially registered with the Tax Practitioners Board.


How to track your tax return

The ATO has developed an app for Windows, Android™ and iOS to help track progress of your return, you can learn more from their website.

Key financial year dates

  • 30 June 2016 – end of the financial year
  • 31 October 2016 – general cut-off date for submitting your tax return yourself

Helpful links at tax time

The Detail

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