System availability and start of return processing

The timeline below outlines the key dates in our preparation for Tax Time 2016.

Saturday 25 June and Sunday 26 June:

  • system updated in preparation for Tax Time 2016
  • tax returns cannot be processed during this two-day period.

Monday 27 June to Friday 8 July:

  • processing continues as usual for 2015 and prior year returns
  • 2016 year returns received during this period are checked to ensure they are processing correctly
  • check your clients’ lodgment due dates.

Friday 8 July:

  • we commence full processing of 2016 returns.

Monday 18 July:

  • refunds for 2016 year returns will start being received from this point onwards.

Tax Time 2016

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Last modified: 30 May 2016QC 45685