Lodging your tax return
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Most people need to lodge a tax return each year, but there are some exceptions. If you had tax taken from any payment you received, you almost certainly need to lodge a tax return.
Working holidaymakers must lodge a tax return if they've been paid a salary or wages in Australia.
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Do I need to lodge a tax return?
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You can work through each of the reasons you have to lodge a tax return.
If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you may need to complete a non-lodgment advice.
What if you don't lodge?
If you need to lodge a tax return but don't, you may have to pay a failure to lodge on time penalty. We will usually waive this penalty if your tax return is lodged voluntarily and does not result in any tax payable.
If you're managing the estate of someone who died during the financial year, you need to work out if they would have needed to lodge a tax return, and lodge on their behalf.
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