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Last updated 25 May 2016


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The following publications have additional information for primary producers. If they are relevant to your circumstances, use them in conjunction with this guide.

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Individual 13 28 61

Individual income tax and general personal tax enquiries, including capital gains tax.

Business 13 28 66

Information about business income tax, fringe benefits tax (FBT), fuel tax credits , goods and services tax (GST), pay as you go (PAYG) and activity statements, including lodgment and payment, accounts and business registration (including Australian business number and tax file number), and interest, dividend and royalty withholding tax

Superannuation 13 10 20

Other services

If you do not speak English well and want to talk to a tax officer, phone the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 13 14 50 for help with your call.

People who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment can contact us through the National Relay Service (NRS). There are two easy steps:

  • select your preferred NRS access point
  • provide the ATO number you need to call.

TTY users can also contact us via our direct TTY line 13 36 77.

For ATO 1800 free-call numbers, phone 1800 555 727.

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Lodge online

Lodging online is the easiest and fastest way to do your own tax.

Benefits of lodging online:

  • It's free
  • Information from employers, banks and government agencies is pre-filled, saving you time and effort
  • We use a range of systems and controls to ensure that your information is protected, it's as safe as online banking
  • It's available 24/7 so you can lodge at your convenience
  • Get your refund faster - in 12 business days or less

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