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    Lodge online with e-tax

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    You can use e-tax to:

    • prepare your tax return electronically in a secure online environment
    • calculate items such as your net capital gain
    • work out your tax refund or tax debt.
    • e-tax is available from 1 July 2006.

    Tax returns lodged using e-tax are usually processed within 14 days.

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    Last modified: 26 Mar 2020QC 27741