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  • We will pre-fill your myTax return

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    Warning:

    This information may not apply to the current year. Check the content carefully to ensure it is applicable to your circumstances.

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    What you need to do

    We'll pre-fill your return with all the available information reported to us by organisations, such as:

    • banks
    • employers
    • government agencies, and
    • private health insurers.

    This information is reported to us from 1 July, with most of it available by mid-August.

    All you have to do is:

    • review the pre-filled information by checking it against your records
    • enter any other missing details to complete your tax return.

    You must make sure all the information on your tax return is correct before you lodge it, including all the pre-filled information.

    If you delete your pre-fill data, you can select to 'Restart' your tax return to see all of your pre-fill data. If you do this you will lose any information that you have manually entered into your tax return.

    Why you may want to wait until mid-August to lodge using myTax

    Historically, most information is reported to us and available for pre-filling by mid-August. All of your information may be available before this, but sometimes it takes a little longer.

    For example, you may find that:

    • some of your income statements and payment summaries have been pre-filled, but not all of them
    • your income statement is 'Not tax ready'
    • interest from one financial institution has been pre-filled but interest from another one hasn’t been.

    You can complete myTax from 1 July 2020 if you prefer not to wait for all your information to be pre-filled. If you do, you will need all your records and statements to enter information yourself to complete and lodge your return.

    What information can we pre-fill?

    We will pre-fill for you all the information provided to us at the time you do your myTax return, including:

    • Australian Government allowances, pensions and payments
    • salary, wages, foreign employment income and other amounts that are shown on income statements or payment summaries
    • Australian superannuation income streams, annuity payments and lump sums
    • interest from financial institutions including ATO imposed interest
    • public company dividends including exploration credits
    • managed fund distributions
    • employee share scheme interests
    • business and personal services income amounts that are shown on an income statement or payment summary including
      • voluntary agreements
      • labour hire
      • other specified payments
       
    • information reported on a Taxable payments annual report (TPAR), such as
      • payments and grants reported by government entities
      • payments reported by businesses providing
        • building and construction services
        • cleaning services
        • courier services
        • road freight services
        • information technology (IT) services
        • security, investigation or surveillance services
        • mixed services (a business that provides one or more of the services listed above)
         
       
    • a reminder about possible capital gains tax events for
      • details of share disposals
      • transfers of property
      • cryptocurrency
       
    • amounts received through a partnership distribution
    • a reminder you received interest or dividends from a foreign financial investment in previous income years
    • private health insurance policy details
    • spouse details, if you indicated you had a spouse on 30 June 2019 in the previous year's tax return
    • deductions that you have uploaded to your tax return via the myDeductions tool.

    What if you don't agree with the pre-filled information?

    If you have checked the pre-filled information against your own records or statements and it doesn't match, generally you can change or delete the pre-filled information in myTax.

    If you do this, it is important to resolve any discrepancies with the third-party provider before you lodge. They may need to send new or amended information to us to ensure our records are accurate.

    TPAR payments or grants

    You will not be able to change or delete the TPAR pre-filled information.

    If the pre-filled TPAR record does not belong to you, or you have entered the income in another section of your return, you can ignore the record.

    To ignore a TPAR record and lodge your tax return:

    • When myTax requires you to select Type of income, select 'Other income'.
    • At Prepare your 2019–20 return, select Add/Edit at Other income.
    • At the Other income section, myTax will ask you to review your information at this section.
    • Enter any information you must include at this section (excluding the pre-filled payments and grants that do not belong to you).
    • When you are finished, select Save and continue.

    The incorrect data will not be included in your tax return.

    Otherwise, contact the ATO on 13 28 61 and select option 5 so the matter can be investigated. Wait for the pre-filled record to be removed before lodging your tax return.

    Business transactions shown in Business income or losses

    You will not be able to change or delete the business transactions information.

    If the pre-filled business transaction record does not belong to you, or you have entered the income in another section of your return, you can ignore the record.

    At the Business/sole trader, partnership and trust income (including loss details) section, select Save and continue.

    The incorrect data will not be included in your tax return.

    Otherwise, contact the ATO on 13 28 61 and select option 5 so the matter can be investigated. Wait for the pre-filled record to be removed before lodging your tax return.

    Capital gains or losses

    You will not be able to change or delete the following information only pre-fill for:

    • details of share disposals
    • transfers of property
    • cryptocurrency.

    If the information only pre-filled record does not belong to you, or you have entered the income in another section of your return, you can ignore the record.

    At the Capital gains or losses section, select Save and continue.

    The incorrect data will not be included in your tax return.

    Otherwise, contact the ATO on 13 28 61 and select option 5 so the matter can be investigated. Wait for the pre-filled record to be removed before lodging your tax return.

    Foreign income, assets and entities

    You will not be able to change or delete the pre-filled reminder you received interest or dividends from a foreign financial investment in previous income years.

    If the information only pre-filled record does not belong to you, or you have entered the income in another section of your return, you can ignore the record.

    At the Foreign income, assets and entities section, select Save and continue.

    The incorrect data will not be included in your tax return.

    Otherwise, contact the ATO on 13 28 61 and select option 5 so the matter can be investigated.

      Last modified: 01 Jun 2020QC 62361