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  • Paper tax return



    Why not lodge your tax return online this year? We have two free options – myTax and e-tax. MyTax is our new streamlined tax return designed specifically for people with straightforward tax affairs. If you have more complex tax affairs, e-tax has built-in checks and calculators to help you get it right. The supplementary section of the tax return and the business and professional items schedule can both be completed with e-tax.

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    Tax return for individuals

    You can use the paper Tax return for individuals and the Individual tax return instructions to lodge your paper return by mail.

    Tax return for individuals (supplementary section)

    In addition to the Tax return for individuals, you may need to lodge the Tax return for individuals (supplementary section). This covers items that are used by a relatively small number of taxpayers.


    Depending on your circumstances, you may have to complete and lodge additional schedules with your tax return.

    Referred publications and rulings

    Not everything can be covered in the Individual tax return instructions. Sometimes, you will be referred to other publications that will help you to understand your tax obligations and complete your tax return.

    Short tax return

    From 2014, the Short tax return is no longer available. If you previously used the Short tax return you can lodge your tax return online or use the Individual tax return instructions.

    Prior year returns

    If you need to lodge a tax return for a previous income year, you must use the forms and instructions for that year.

  • Last modified: 16 Dec 2014QC 32121