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Do I need to lodge a tax return
Use these tools or instructions to help you work out if you need to lodge a tax return.
Lodging your first tax return
If you’re lodging your tax return for the first time, before you can lodge online through myTax you’ll need to set up a myGov account and link to the ATO.
Lodging your tax return
Not everyone needs to lodge a tax return, but if you do, you need to lodge it on time to avoid penalties. You can lodge your tax return online, by mail or through a registered tax agent.
Prior years individuals tax return forms & schedules
A list of prior year individuals tax return forms and schedules from 1984 onward for use in prior year tax returns.
Work out if you need to lodge a tax return
Most people need to lodge a tax return each year. If you are unsure whether you need to lodge, use our tool to find out.