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  • Progress of return

    We aim to process electronically lodged tax returns within 12 business days, however some lodgments require manual processing and may take longer.

    You can't speed up this process, even if you phone us.

    Check the progress of your tax return

    The quickest and easiest way to check the progress of your tax return is by using our online search option.

    Complete online search

    If you have a myGov account linked to the ATO, you can check the progress of your lodged individual income tax returns and amendments and view your lodgment history for both:

    • the current year
    • prior financial years.

    If you haven't got a myGov account, it's easy to get started.

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    Check by phone

    Our self-help service provides information on original tax returns lodged for the latest financial year:

    • phone 13 28 61 and have your tax file number (TFN) handy
    • choose option 3 then option 1.

    If you're enquiring about a tax return that is not for the most recent financial year, you can ask one of our customer service representatives to conduct a search of all your lodged tax returns or amendments.

    Tax professionals

    Registered tax agents can check the progress of a return on behalf of their clients through Online services for agents.

    Most income tax returns lodged online take 12 days to process. You can quickly check the progress of your return using our online services, 24/7.

    Last modified: 25 Mar 2020QC 25430