Getting ready for tax time

Information to help you get ready to do your tax return at tax time.

Tax time is from July to October each year. It’s about paying tax.

Most people who earn money need to do something at tax time. You’ll need to lodge a tax return or a non-lodgment advice with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), or engage a registered tax agent by 31 October.

Your tax return covers the financial year from 1 July to 30 June. If your income is under the tax-free threshold and no tax has been withheld, you don’t need to lodge a tax return and should submit a non-lodgment advice.

Watch the interactive video from Services Australia and the ATO to help you at tax time.

Transcript | Choose your tax time topics in our interactive video

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Page last updated: 14 June 2024