Individual tax return instructions 2013
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During 2012-13, you were an Australian resident and you:
You were eligible for the seniors and pensioners tax offset, and your rebate income (not including your spouse's) was more than:
To work out your rebate income, see Rebate income or use the Rebate income calculator for seniors and pensioners tax offset.
You were not eligible for the seniors and pensioners tax offset but you received a payment listed at question 5 and other taxable payments which when added together made your taxable income more than $20,542.
You were not eligible for the seniors and pensioners tax offset and you did not receive a payment listed at question 5 or question 6, but your taxable income was more than:
You must lodge a tax return if any of the following applied to you:
* The family income threshold is increased by $1,500 for each Medicare levy surcharge dependent child after the first child.
If you are looking after the estate of someone who died during 2012-13, consider all the above reasons on their behalf. If a tax return is not required, complete the and send it to us. If a tax return is required, see Completing individual information on your tax return for more information.
If you don't need to lodge a tax return for 2012-13, you can claim a refund of franking credits by using the publication Refund of franking credit instructions and application for individuals 2013 (NAT 4105) and lodging your claim by mail, or phone 13 28 65.
If you had a first home saver account in 2012-13 and believe you are entitled to a first home saver account government contribution, you must lodge either:
If you have read all the above information and know that you do not have to lodge a tax return, you should complete the Non-lodgment advice 2013 and send it to us, unless one of the following applies to you:
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