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  • Lodge your first tax return

    Find out what you need to do if you are preparing and lodging a tax return for the first time.

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    How to lodge your tax return

    Before you lodge a tax return, work out if you need to lodge a tax return. You should also check what's new for individuals for updates and changes this income year.

    If you don't need to lodge, you still need to lodge a non-lodgment advice. Most individuals who earn income and had tax withheld from that income need to lodge a tax return.

    If you need to lodge you can choose how you prepare and lodge your tax return. You can choose to:

    If you need help to prepare and lodge your tax return, you may be eligible for our free Tax Help program. This is a service to help eligible individuals with simple tax affairs.

    Tax return due date

    If you are preparing and lodging your own tax return, you have from 1 July to 31 October to lodge. If you lodge online we will pre-fill most of your information in your tax return for you. You'll be less likely to leave something out.

    Last modified: 16 Jun 2022QC 45962