Tax Time Made Easier

Not sure where to start when it comes to tax time? The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) can help.

The ATO has a range of resources and tips to help you lodge your tax return, including a handy guide for apprentices to help you work out what you can and can’t claim. You can also access this information in other languages, here.

Download the ATO app for a fast and easy way to keep track of receipts and invoices and, once you’ve lodged, you can keep track the progress of your return. Just remember most tax returns lodged online take about two weeks to be processed.

If you’re lodging online this year, the ATO suggests the best time to lodge is from late July. By then, all your information from employers, banks and health funds will be automatically included in your tax return. So, all you need to do is check the information and add anything that’s missing.