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  • How to object to a decision

    You must lodge your objection in writing within the time limit. There is no fee.

    On this page:

    Individual taxpayers

    If you're an individual taxpayer, the easiest way to submit an objection is by using our Objection form – for taxpayers. It helps you provide the necessary information and sets out the correct wording. If you prefer to do your objection as a letter, the form instructions explain what to include.

    Businesses, sole traders and other organisations

    In this section:

    Sole traders

    If you're a sole trader, the easiest way to submit an objection is by using our Online services for business – follow the steps under Others. If you don’t have access, use Online services for Individuals and sole traders:

    • Log into myGov
      • Select
      • 'Tax'
      • 'Lodgments'
      • 'Reports and forms'
      • 'Lodge an objection'

    If you prefer to do your objection as a:

    Others

    If you're operating a business, the easiest way to submit an objection is by using our Online services for business. To use this, you need to sign in using myGovID.

    To use Online services for business to lodge an objection, select:

    • 'Lodgments'
    • 'Reports and forms'
    • 'Lodge an objection'

    If you prefer to do your objection as a:

    Tax professionals

    If you are a tax professional, the easiest way to lodge an objection is by using our Online services for agents and select:

    • 'Reports and forms'
    • 'Forms'
    • 'Lodge an objection'

    If you prefer to do your objection as a:

    Authorising another person

    You can authorise another person to lodge your objection for you. They can be:

    • a tax agent, spouse, relative or friend
    • a legal personal representative such as  
      • a trustee
      • an executor
      • an administrator of a deceased estate
      • a person holding a power of attorney.
    Last modified: 07 Sep 2021QC 33792