Do you need to lodge a tax return?
Most people need to lodge a tax return each year. If you’re unsure whether you need to lodge, use our Do I need to lodge a tax return tool below to find out.
If you need to lodge
If you need to lodge a tax return, myTax is the quick, easy, safe and secure way to lodge online. You can generally receive your refund within 2 weeks.
Start your tax return with myTax
Note: myTax is accessed through myGov. By clicking this link you will be taken away from ato.gov.au. Once logged in, follow these menu options: Tax> Income tax> Lodge return> Lodge
You'll need a myGov account linked to the ATO to use our online services.
If you don’t need to lodge
If you've previously lodged a tax return, but no longer need to lodge one, let us know so we don’t send you reminders. You can tell us by:
Applying for a refund of franking credits
If you have franking credits but you don't need to lodge a tax return, you may be able to claim a full refund.
If you're managing the estate of someone who died during the financial year, you need to work out if they would have needed to lodge a tax return, and lodge on their behalf.
Most people need to lodge a tax return each year. If you are unsure whether you need to lodge, use our tool to find out.