• Lodge with a registered tax agent

    You can use a registered tax agent to prepare and lodge your tax return for you. Registered tax agents are the only people allowed to charge a fee to prepare and lodge your tax return.

    One this page:

    • Choosing an agent
    • When are tax returns due?
    • Lodging prior year's tax returns?

    Choosing an agent

    Tax agents must be registered with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). You can find a registered tax agent, or check whether a person is registered by visiting the TPB website.

    Using a registered tax agent will provide you with consumer protection as the TPB ensures they:

    • meet and maintain the required standard or qualifications and experience
    • comply with the Code of Professional Conduct.
    • When choosing an agent, you should discuss the service to be provided so you both know what to expect.

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    Due dates for lodging tax returns

    Most registered tax agents have a special lodgment program and can lodge returns for their clients after the usual 31 October deadline. The due date will also depend on your personal situation. Contact your tax agent for advice.

    If you're using a tax agent for the first time, or using a different tax agent, you need to contact them before 31 October to take advantage of their lodgment program due dates.

    Lodging prior years' tax returns

    If you haven't lodged a previous year's tax return, it's important to get up to date as soon as possible to avoid penalty.

    Your tax agent can prepare and lodge prior year tax returns for you, so contact them for advice.

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    Last modified: 28 Jun 2017QC 49329