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Tax Time Tips You Need To Know!

Tax season can be a challenging and stressful period for many individuals. However, armed with the right knowledge and preparation, you can navigate through it with confidence.


In this blog post, we will share essential tax time tips and frequently asked questions that will help you get through tax season. From getting the right assistance to meeting deadlines and understanding the notice of assessment, we've got you covered with all the information you need to know.


Getting Help with Your Tax Return


One of the first decisions you'll need to make during tax time is whether to seek assistance in preparing your tax return. You can either use:


Family Member or Friend:

Enlist the help of a family member or friend who can provide guidance in completing your tax return. Keep in mind that they cannot charge a fee for their assistance.


Registered Tax Agent:

For a professional approach, consider engaging a registered tax agent. They possess the expertise to charge a fee for preparing and lodging your tax return.


Your Responsibilities When Receiving Help


Regardless of who assists you, remember that you bear certain responsibilities:


Personal Signature:

Only you must sign your tax return. This ensures that the information provided is accurate and reflects your understanding.


Legal Accountability:

Even with help, you are legally responsible for the accuracy of the information in your tax return. Take the time to review and verify all details before signing and submitting.


Lodge Your Tax Return by the Deadline

To avoid unnecessary penalties, it's crucial to meet the lodgment deadline. Here's what you need to know:


Individual Lodgment: If you're handling your tax return independently, ensure you lodge it by 31 October each year.


Using a Registered Tax Agent: If you're engaging a registered tax agent, check their special lodgment schedules, which may allow for later submissions. But make sure to engage them before 31 October.


Beware of Late Lodgment Penalties

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) may impose penalties for late lodgment. Avoid unnecessary fines and complications by submitting your return on or before the due date.


Understanding Your Notice of Assessment

After lodging your tax return, you'll eagerly await your notice of assessment. Here's what to expect:


Online Lodgment:

If you lodged online, you can typically expect the notice within two weeks.


Paper Lodgment:

For paper lodgments, the processing time can take up to ten weeks. Regardless of how you lodged, you'll receive the notice in your myGov inbox if you have an account. Otherwise, it will be sent by mail.


By following these tips and taking proactive steps, you can navigate tax time confidently and ensure a successful tax return.


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At Solution In Accounting, we provide a range of services to help businesses like yours achieve financial success. From bookkeeping and tax planning to financial reporting and consulting, we have the expertise to support you every step of the way.



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