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    How self-assessment affects most individuals

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    Self-assessment means the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) uses the information you give on your tax return to work out your refund or tax bill. You are required by law to make sure you have shown all your assessable income and claimed only the deductions and tax offsets to which you are entitled.

    Last modified: 01 Jun 2005QC 27399