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  • Progress of return

    Most income tax returns lodged online take two weeks to process, however some lodgments require manual processing and may take up to a month to issue.

    You can't speed up this process, even if you phone us.

    Our services provide information about the tax returns of individuals only, not of companies, trusts or partnerships.

    The quickest and easiest way to check the progress of your tax is by using one of our online search options.

    Check the progress of your tax return

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    If you have a myGov account linked to the ATO, you can check the progress of your lodged individual income tax returns and amendments, and view your lodgment history for:

    • the current year
    • prior financial years.

    If you haven't got a myGov account, it's easy to get started. Just follow the link below to set up your account in a few steps.

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    Using the ATO app

    Download the ATO app to check the progress of your lodged individual income tax return. Enter your TFN and the tool will give you the status of the income tax return you have lodged for the latest financial year (ending 30 June).

    Navigate to Tools and calculators in the Individuals section and select Progress of return.

    Quick online search

    Using your tax file number, you can conduct a quick searchExternal Link to check on the progress of your original individual tax return lodged for the latest financial year. This search tool is also available in the ATO app.

    Check by phone

    Our self-help service provides information on original tax returns lodged for the latest financial year:

    • phone 13 28 61 and have your tax file number handy
    • choose option 3 then option 1.

    If you're enquiring about a tax return that is not for the most recent financial year, you can ask one of our customer service representatives to conduct a search of all your lodged tax returns or amendments.

    Last modified: 29 Jun 2018QC 25430