INCOME TAX ASSESSMENT ACT 1936

PART IV - RETURNS AND ASSESSMENTS  

SECTION 161   ANNUAL RETURNS  

161(1)   Requirement to lodge a return.  

Every person must, if required by the Commissioner by notice published in the Gazette, give to the Commissioner a return for a year of income within the period specified in the notice.

161(1A)   [Exemptions]  

The Commissioner may, in the notice, exempt from liability to furnish returns such classes of persons not liable to pay income tax as the Commissioner thinks fit, and a person so exempted need not furnish a return unless the person is required by the Commissioner to do so.

161(2)   [Absence or infirmity]  

If the taxpayer is absent from Australia, or is unable from physical or mental infirmity to make such return, the return may be signed and delivered by some person duly authorized.

161(3)   [Returns of self managed superannuation funds]  

Nothing in this section prevents an approval by the Commissioner of a form of return under section 35D of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 from requiring or permitting a return under that section to be attached to, or to form part of, a return under this section.


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