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    Publications

    Publications referred to in this guide:

    • PS LA 2003/8 Practical approaches to low-cost business expenses
    • Guide to capital gains tax 2022
    • Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    • Rental properties 2022 (NAT 1729)
    • Research and development tax incentive schedule instructions 2022 (NAT 6709)
    • TR 2021/3 Income tax: effective life of depreciating assets (applicable from 1 July 2021)
    • TR 2020/3W Income tax: effective life of depreciating assets (applicable from 1 July 2020)
    • TR 2019/5W Income tax: effective life of depreciating assets (applicable from 1 July 2019)
    • TR 2018/4W Income tax: effective life of depreciating assets (applicable from 1 July 2018)
    • TR 2017/2W Income tax: effective life of depreciating assets (applicable from 1 July 2017)
    • TR 2016/1W Income tax: effective life of depreciating assets (applicable from 1 July 2016)
    • TR 2015/2W Income tax: effective life of depreciating assets (applicable from 1 July 2015)
    • TR 2014/4W Income tax: effective life of depreciating assets (applicable from 1 July 2014)
    • TR 2013/4W Income tax: effective life of depreciating assets (applicable from 1 July 2013)
    • TR 2012/2W Income tax: effective life of depreciating assets (applicable from 1 July 2012)
    • TR 2011/2W Income tax: effective life of depreciating assets (applicable from 1 July 2011)
    • TR 2010/2W Income tax: effective life of depreciating assets (applicable from 1 July 2010)
    • TR 2009/4W Income tax: effective life of depreciating assets (applicable from 1 July 2009)
    • TR 2008/4W Income tax: effective life of depreciating assets (applicable from 1 July 2008)
    • TR 2007/3W Income tax: effective life of depreciating assets (applicable from 1 July 2007)
    • TR 2006/15W Income tax: effective life of depreciating assets (applicable from 1 January 2007)
    • TR 2006/5W Income tax: effective life of depreciating assets
    • TR 2000/18W Income tax: depreciation effective life (including addendums)
    • IT 2685W Income tax: depreciation effective life
    • TR 2016/3 Income tax: deductibility of expenditure on a commercial website
    • Taxpayers' charter – what you need to know

    To get any publication referred to in this guide:

    Phone

    We can offer a more personalised service if you provide a tax file number (TFN).

    • Individual 13 28 61
      Individual income tax and general personal tax enquiries including capital gains tax.
    • Business 13 28 66
      Information about business income tax, fringe benefits tax (FBT), fuel tax credits, goods and services tax (GST), pay as you go (PAYG) and activity statements, including lodgment and payment, accounts and business registration (including Australian business number and tax file number), and dividend and royalty withholding tax.
    • Superannuation 13 10 20.

    Other services

    If you do not speak English well and need help from the ATO, phone the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 13 14 50.

    If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can phone us through the National Relay Service (NRS) on the numbers listed below, and ask for the ATO number you need:

    • TTY users, phone 13 36 77. For ATO 1800 free call numbers, phone 1800 555 677.
    • Speak and Listen (speech to speech relay) users, phone 1300 555 727. For ATO 1800 free call numbers, phone 1800 555 727.
    • Internet relay users, connect to internet-relay.nrscall.gov.auExternal Link.

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    Benefits of lodging online:

    • Information from employers, banks and government agencies is pre-filled, saving you time and effort.
    • It's available 24/7 so you can lodge at your convenience.
    • Get your refund faster – generally within two weeks.

    For more information see Lodge your tax return online with myTax.

      Last modified: 26 May 2022QC 67994