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  • 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 tool:

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    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 unnecessary reminders:



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    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.

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    Deceased estates

    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.

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  • Last modified: 20 Jul 2015QC 32119