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National Tax Clinic program

National Tax Clinic program can help eligible individuals and small businesses with their tax affairs.

Last updated 12 April 2022

The National Tax Clinic program is a government-funded initiative to help people who may not be able to afford professional advice and representation with their tax affairs.

This program is available to eligible individuals, small businesses, not-for-profit organisations and charities.

We support this initiative but the tax clinics operate independently from us. Universities across Australia have been funded to run the program which means there are tax clinics in every state and territory.

Sessions are offered via phone or web conferencing, as well as face-to-face in some locations. Students studying tax-related courses provide free tax advice and support under the supervision of qualified clinic managers.

Tax clinic eligibility and contact details

The following universities run tax clinics. Check the website of the clinic nearest you for eligibility criteria and contact information.

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Northern Territory


South Australia



Western Australia

ATO Tax Help program

Through our free Tax Help program, we help eligible individuals lodge their tax returns.

The program runs from July to October each year. There are Tax Help locations in all capital cities and in many regional areas.