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About these instructions

Last updated 24 July 2023

How these instructions will help you to complete the company tax return.

Who should use the company tax return instructions

All companies, including head companies of consolidated and multiple entity consolidated (MEC) groups need to complete the Company tax return 2023.

When we say you or your business in these instructions, we mean either:

  • you as a business entity (the company) that conducts a business
  • you as the tax agent or public officer responsible for completing the tax return.

These instructions are not a guide to income tax law. If these instructions do not fully cover your circumstances, contact us or a registered tax adviser.

Get the publication

The Company tax return instructions 2023 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.

Get the form

To get the Company tax return 2023, there are 2 ways:

  1. Download Company tax return 2023 (NAT 0656, PDF 1MB)
  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'

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