• Tax time

    Tax time runs from July to October each year. It's when most people need to lodge a tax return. If you're working, you should get a payment summary from your employer – this has information you need to do your tax return

    Your tax return

    If you've been working, running a business, or receiving Centrelink payments (or other government payments), you need to lodge a tax return.

    If you're unsure if you need to lodge a tax return, phone the Indigenous Helpline 13 10 30 or get help from one of our Tax Help volunteers.

    A tax return tells us how much money you earned and how much tax you paid during the financial year (1 July to 30 June). You need to lodge your tax return by 31 October. If you've paid too much tax, lodging a tax return is the way to a refund.

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    Your payment summary

    If you worked during the year, you should receive a payment summary from your employer so you can do your tax return. Every employer you work for must give you a payment summary by 14 July.

    You need this information to help you do your tax return. Make sure you receive all payment summaries by giving all your employers your postal or email address.

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    Last modified: 12 Jan 2016QC 47734