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  • System availability and start of return processing

    The timeline below outlines the key dates in our preparation for Tax Time 2017.

    Saturday 24 June and Sunday 25 June:

    • systems updated in preparation for Tax Time 2017
    • tax returns cannot be processed during this two-day period.

    Monday 26 June to Friday 7 July:

    • processing continues as usual for 2016 and prior year tax returns
    • 2017 tax returns received during this period are checked to ensure they are processing correctly
    • check your clients’ lodgment due dates.

    Friday 7 July:

    • we commence full processing of 2017 tax returns.

    Tuesday 18 July:

    • refunds for 2017 tax returns will start being received from this point onwards.

    The timeline shows the Tax Time 2017 system availability and processing preparation from Saturday 25 June to Monday 18 July 2017.

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    Last modified: 29 May 2017QC 45685