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  1. Tax file number (TFN) application for individuals
  2. Tax return for individuals 2020
  3. Individual tax return instructions 2020
  4. Prior years individuals tax return forms - schedules
  5. PAYG payment summaries
    Forms and guidelines | Statements | Individuals (non-business)
  6. PAYG withholding variation application (e-variation)
  7. Searching for lost super
  8. Superannuation standard choice form
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  • Activity statement declarationTax Agents have identified a need for a downloadable declaration form that they can print off and send to their clients for signing or alternatively that they can email to their clients who may then return it via email with an electronic signature.
  • BAS A - quarterly BASThis sample form (NAT 4189) is for taxpayers with a quarterly GST, PAYG withholding and PAYG instalment obligations. Typical users include sole traders and companies.
  • BAS C - quarterly BASThis sample form (NAT 4195) is for taxpayers with a quarterly GST, PAYG withholding and PAYG instalment obligations and any one or combination of fringe benefit tax instalments, wine equalisation tax or luxury car tax.
  • BAS D - quarterly BASThis sample form (NAT 4191) is for taxpayers with a quarterly GST only. Typical users include partnerships and charities.
  • BAS F - quarterly BASThis sample form (NAT 4190) is for taxpayers with a quarterly GST and PAYG withholding tax obligations. Typical users include partnerships and charities.
  • BAS G - monthly BASThis sample form (NAT 4235) is for taxpayers with monthly GST and any other obligations.
  • BAS P - annual GST returnThis sample form (NAT 4646) is for taxpayers who report and pay GST (or claim a refund) annually or pay GST by instalments and report annually.
  • BAS Q - annual GST reportThis sample document is for taxpayers who have paid and reported GST quarterly using GST Option 2. NAT 4647
  • BAS R - quarterly PAYG instalment noticeThis sample form (NAT 4753) is for taxpayers who report and PAYG quarterly.
  • BAS S - quarterly GST instalment noticeThis sample GST instalment notice (NAT 8056) is for taxpayers who report and pay GST instalments quarterly, use the GST instalment amount to report, and have no other reporting requirements.
  • BAS T - quarterly GST & PAYG instalment noticeThis sample quarterly GST instalment notice (NAT 8057) is for taxpayers who report and pay GST and PAYG quarterly, use the instalment amounts advised by us, and have no other reporting requirements.
  • BAS U - quarterly BASThis sample form (NAT 14167) is for taxpayers with a quarterly GST, fuel tax credit, PAYG withholding tax and PAYG instalment obligations. Typical users include sole traders and companies.
  • BAS V - quarterly BASThis sample form (NAT 14168) is for taxpayers with a quarterly GST, fuel tax credit, PAYG withholding and PAYG instalment obligation and any one or combination of a fringe benefit tax instalment, wine equalisation tax or luxury car tax.
  • BAS W - quarterly BASThis sample form (NAT 14169) is for taxpayers with a quarterly GST and fuel tax credit role only. Typical users include partnerships and charities.
  • BAS X - quarterly BASThis sample form (NAT 14170) is for taxpayers with a quarterly GST, fuel tax credit and PAYG withholding tax obligations. Typical users include partnerships and charities.
  • BAS Y - monthly BASThis sample form (NAT 14171) is for taxpayers with monthly GST, fuel tax credit and any other obligations.
  • BAS Z - annual GST returnUse this BAS Z sample form (NAT 14172) for information if you report and pay GST (or claim a refund) annually, and you are registered for fuel tax credits.
  • Fuel tax credits calculation worksheetHow to calculate the fuel tax credits amount to claim on your business activity statement.
  • IAS B - IASThis sample form (NAT 4192) is for taxpayers with a PAYG instalment obligation only. Typical users include partners in partnerships and other individual taxpayers who report and pay PAYG instalments quarterly.
  • IAS I - IASThis sample form (NAT 4193) is for taxpayers with PAYG withholding only.
  • IAS J - quarterly IASThis sample form (NAT 4197) is for taxpayers with PAYG instalments, PAYG withholding and FBT obligations. Use this document for your record keeping purposes.
  • IAS N - annual IASThis sample form (NAT 4648) is for taxpayers with annual PAYG instalment obligations.
  • RBAS - revised activity statementThis sample document is used by taxpayers to revise earlier activity statements. NAT 3233.
  • Certificate of paymentUse this application if you are requesting a certificate for payment for a payee who is a foreign resident and needs proof that they have paid Australian tax. NAT 6408.
  • Overseas ships - voyage returnApproved form for foreign ships to lodge when liable under Division 12.
  • PAYG withholding where ABN not quoted - annual reportUse this form when reporting amounts that are withheld from a supplier that did not quote their Australian business number (ABN). You must include all known details for each payee from which you have withheld amounts.
  • Employment termination payment with an invalidity segment worksheetUse this worksheet (PDF) if you are making an employment termination payment that has an invalidity segment. Do not use this worksheet for payments relating to a death benefit, a genuine redundancy, or an early retirement payment.
  • Employment termination payments worksheetUse this worksheet (PDF, 96 KB) if you are making an employment termination payments. Do not use this worksheet for payments relating to invalidity, a death benefit, a genuine redundancy or early retirement.
  • Duty-free operator return and instructionsUse the Duty-free operator return (NAT 10405) form to report excisable missed or found dockets and stocktake shortages or surpluses. This page contains the return and instructions.
  • Fit and proper person declarationUse this form for a licence, periodic settlement or movement permission application, for us to assess an applicant's suitability for a licence or permission.
  • Registration for excise paymentsComplete the Registration for excise payments form (NAT 16623) if you are required to make payments of excise duty but do not hold an excise licence or permission.
  • Duty-free operator return and instructionsUse the Duty-free operator return (NAT 10405) form to report excisable missed or found dockets and stocktake shortages or surpluses. This page contains the return and instructions.
  • Continuing movement permissionApplications for permission to move underbond excisable or excise equivalent goods (NAT 73710), to export excisable goods (NAT 12043) and to move or export tobacco seed, plant and/or leaf (NAT 12080, NAT 8517) on a continuing basis.
  • Registration for excise paymentsComplete the Registration for excise payments form (NAT 16623) if you are required to make payments of excise duty but do not hold an excise licence or permission.
  • Single movement permissionApplications for permission to move underbond excisable or excise equivalent goods (NAT 73711), to export excisable goods (NAT 12042) and to move or export tobacco seed, plant and/or leaf (NAT 12079, NAT 12555) once only.
  • Tax evasion reporting formUse this secure online form to report known or suspected phoenix, tax evasion or black economy activity.
  • Nomination of parliamentary representativeUse this form to nominate a member of parliament as a representative to deal with the ATO on your behalf and receive information about your taxation affairs. (NAT 73767)
  • Non-commercial lossesHere's a list of the documents and information which we require to process an application for a private ruling on the exercise of the Commissioner's discretion for non-commercial losses.
  • Choosing to pay an annual PAYG instalmentOnline form for registered tax agents to advise of clients who choose to pay an annual pay as you go (PAYG) instalment.
  • IAS B - IASThis sample form (NAT 4192) is for taxpayers with a PAYG instalment obligation only. Typical users include partners in partnerships and other individual taxpayers who report and pay PAYG instalments quarterly.
  • IAS I - IASThis sample form (NAT 4193) is for taxpayers with PAYG withholding only.
  • IAS J - quarterly IASThis sample form (NAT 4197) is for taxpayers with PAYG instalments, PAYG withholding and FBT obligations. Use this document for your record keeping purposes.
  • IAS N - annual IASThis sample form (NAT 4648) is for taxpayers with annual PAYG instalment obligations.
  • PAYG instalments - how to complete your activity statementFind out how to complete the PAYG instalment section of your activity statement or instalment notice.
  • Voluntary agreement for PAYG withholdingA voluntary agreement is an agreement between a business (the Payer) and a contract worker (Payee) to bring work payments into the pay as you go (PAYG) withholding system.
  • Annual TFN withholding reportThe report is due three months after the end of the income year unless we have given you more time to lodge. For trusts with a 30 June balancing date, this will be 30 September.
  • BAS A - quarterly BASThis sample form (NAT 4189) is for taxpayers with a quarterly GST, PAYG withholding and PAYG instalment obligations. Typical users include sole traders and companies.
  • BAS C - quarterly BASThis sample form (NAT 4195) is for taxpayers with a quarterly GST, PAYG withholding and PAYG instalment obligations and any one or combination of fringe benefit tax instalments, wine equalisation tax or luxury car tax.
  • BAS D - quarterly BASThis sample form (NAT 4191) is for taxpayers with a quarterly GST only. Typical users include partnerships and charities.
  • BAS F - quarterly BASThis sample form (NAT 4190) is for taxpayers with a quarterly GST and PAYG withholding tax obligations. Typical users include partnerships and charities.
  • BAS G - monthly BASThis sample form (NAT 4235) is for taxpayers with monthly GST and any other obligations.
  • BAS R - quarterly PAYG instalment noticeThis sample form (NAT 4753) is for taxpayers who report and PAYG quarterly.
  • BAS T - quarterly GST & PAYG instalment noticeThis sample quarterly GST instalment notice (NAT 8057) is for taxpayers who report and pay GST and PAYG quarterly, use the instalment amounts advised by us, and have no other reporting requirements.
  • BAS U - quarterly BASThis sample form (NAT 14167) is for taxpayers with a quarterly GST, fuel tax credit, PAYG withholding tax and PAYG instalment obligations. Typical users include sole traders and companies.
  • BAS V - quarterly BASThis sample form (NAT 14168) is for taxpayers with a quarterly GST, fuel tax credit, PAYG withholding and PAYG instalment obligation and any one or combination of a fringe benefit tax instalment, wine equalisation tax or luxury car tax.
  • BAS W - quarterly BASThis sample form (NAT 14169) is for taxpayers with a quarterly GST and fuel tax credit role only. Typical users include partnerships and charities.
  • BAS X - quarterly BASThis sample form (NAT 14170) is for taxpayers with a quarterly GST, fuel tax credit and PAYG withholding tax obligations. Typical users include partnerships and charities.
  • BAS Y - monthly BASThis sample form (NAT 14171) is for taxpayers with monthly GST, fuel tax credit and any other obligations.
  • Cancel GST or PAYG withholding branchUse this application if you want to cancel a goods and services tax (GST) and/or pay as you go (PAYG) withholding branch (NAT 15299).
  • PAYG payment summary - business & personal services incomeComplete this payment summary to provide details of amounts you have withheld from business and personal services income for the 2009–10 and later years (NAT 72545).
  • RBAS - revised activity statementThis sample document is used by taxpayers to revise earlier activity statements. NAT 3233.
  • Register GST or PAYG withholding branchUse this application if you want to create a goods and services tax (GST) branch or a pay as you go (PAYG) withholding branch (NAT 14834).
  • TFN reportThe procedures for filling out the TFN report.
  • Nomination of parliamentary representativeUse this form to nominate a member of parliament as a representative to deal with the ATO on your behalf and receive information about your taxation affairs. (NAT 73767)
  • Authority to provide your TFN to your super fundForm for employees to complete if they have not completed a Tax file number declaration (NAT 3092) since 1 July 2007, and want to authorise their employer to provide their tax file number (TFN) to their super fund. ( NAT 72129)
  • CGT cap electionInstructions and form for the capital gains tax (CGT) cap election.
  • Super payment variation form and instructionsForm and instructions for superannuation fund and retirement savings account providers to notify the Tax Office that they cannot accept credit payments or debit requests for one or more superannuation members. (NAT 8451).
  • Superannuation (super) standard choice formA form for employers to advise employees of the employer’s nominated fund, and for employees to advise an employer of their choice of fund (NAT 13080).
  • Tax evasion reporting formUse this secure online form to report known or suspected phoenix, tax evasion or black economy activity.
  • Authority to provide your TFN to your super fundForm for employees to complete if they have not completed a Tax file number declaration (NAT 3092) since 1 July 2007, and want to authorise their employer to provide their tax file number (TFN) to their super fund. ( NAT 72129)
  • Notification forms and instructionsThis document contains the instructions that will help taxpayers complete the relevant paper notification form or, where available, the relevant online or electronic lodgment service (ELS) screen. Downloadable copies of the forms are provided in the document.
  • Voluntary disclosures - approved formExplains how to make a voluntary disclosure to the ATO in the approved form. Inform us of shortfall amounts, or of false or misleading statements that do not result in shortfall amounts.