• Completing your Australian income tax return

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    This information may not apply to the current year. Check the content carefully to ensure it is applicable to your circumstances.

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    To ensure that your tax return is filled out correctly and to prevent delays with your assessment, you need to complete your tax return by following these instructions.

    Step 1

    Complete the Schedule of additional information - item 20 - Joint Petroleum Development Area.

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    Usinge-tax

    To complete the schedule using e-tax, select Tools in the Menu bar and then choose 'Additional information'. This option is only enabled on the Spouse details screen (click on Spouse details in the Navigator). A blank notepad will be displayed. Enter the heading SCHEDULE OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - ITEM 20 - JOINT PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT AREA followed by the appropriate sentence on the schedule of additional information (A, B, C or D). For example, if you were a resident of Australia for the whole year you complete the schedule as follows:

    SCHEDULE OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - ITEM 20 - JOINT PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT AREA

    I was a resident of Australia for the whole year.

    Step 2

    If using TaxPack, attach your completed schedule to page 3 of your tax return. Print X in the YES box at Taxpayer's declaration question 2a on page 12 of your tax return.
     

    Step 3

    Read the instructions below and go to the parts that apply to you:

    • If you printed X in the A box on the schedule of additional information go to Part 1 - Resident of Australia.
    • If you printed X in the B box on the schedule of additional information go to Part 2 - Resident of Timor-Leste.
    • If you printed X in the C box on the schedule of additional information go to Part 3 - Resident of another country.
    • If you printed X in the D box on the schedule of additional information you may need to apportion your JPDA income and complete more than one part. You will need to follow the instructions in
      • Part 1 for the period that you were a resident of Australia
      • Part 2 for the period that you were a resident of Timor-Leste
      • Part 3 for the period that you were a resident of another country.
       
     
    Last modified: 29 Jun 2011QC 27276