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Do I need to lodge a tax return
This tool will help you work out if you need to lodge an income tax return for the current and earlier income years.
Do 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.
Lodging your first tax return
If you’re lodging your tax return for the first time, you’ll need to contact us to verify your identity and set up a myGov account to lodge your return online.
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.