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Progress of return – video transcript

Transcript of video about progress of a tax return.

Last updated 26 May 2022

You can check the progress of your tax return at any time using the ATO app, or in ATO online services accessed through your myGov account.

Once you’ve logged in you might see:

  • Processing
    This means we have your tax return and we’re processing it.
  • Reviewing
    We’re checking to make sure everything is right. You don’t need to do anything. We’ll contact you if we need more information.
  • Balancing account
    We’re balancing your accounts with us and other government departments before we calculate your refund, or the amount you need to pay.

Remember most tax returns take about 2 weeks to be processed. We can’t speed this up even if you phone us.

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