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  • Prior year returns

    If you still need to lodge a tax return for a previous year, it’s important to get up-to-date as soon as possible to reduce the risk of a penalty.

    You have three options to lodge your prior year returns:

    If you’re having difficulties meeting your tax obligations, contact us as soon as possible.

    Lodge online

    You can lodge previous year's tax returns online with myTax. Everyone can use myTax from 2016.

    Please check if you are eligible:

    Online lodgment for tax returns for 2013 and earlier is not available.

    If you are not eligible to use myTax 2014 or 2015 or wish to lodge an earlier year's return, you will need to lodge either with a registered tax agent or via paper.

    Note: e-Tax is no longer available to download. MyTax replaces e-tax from 1 June 2016. MyTax is now for anyone who wishes to prepare their own tax return, including sole traders.

    Lodge online

    Lodge with a registered tax agent

    Your tax agent can also help you lodge previous year returns.

    Lodge a paper tax return

    You can order a paper copy of the tax return forms and instructions for previous years:

    You can also access the instructions for recent year returns online:

    Last modified: 20 Jun 2017QC 32111