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How to get the company tax return form and who should use the instructions to complete the company tax return.

Last updated 17 December 2023

Get the form

To get the Company tax return 2022, there are 2 ways:

  1. Download Company tax return 2022 (NAT 0656), the tax return for all companies, including head companies of consolidated and multiple entity consolidated (MEC) groups.
  2. Order a copy through the ATO Publication Ordering service – search by typing in either, the NAT number '0656' or the form name 'Company tax return'.

Get the instructions

For help preparing the tax return, see Instructions to complete the company tax return.

The Company tax return instructions 2022 are not available in print.

You can create and save a PDF copy (1.44 MB) from this webpage – select the PDF icon in the right-hand corner of this page, then select Save as PDF.

When we say you or your business in these instructions, we mean either you as a business entity (the company) that conducts a business, or you as the tax agent or public officer responsible for completing the tax return.

These instructions are not a guide to income tax law. Ask for help from the ATO or a recognised tax adviser if you feel that these instructions do not fully cover your circumstances.

Where you need to refer to other publications as instructed and for information about our other services, see Publications and legislative references.

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