Suitable for: Anyone in preparation for lodging a tax return
Tax Difficulty: None required
Airtax Experience: Anyone
Time to read: 1-2 minutes
Reasons why you need to lodge an income tax return
You must lodge a tax return if you are an Australian resident and any of the following apply to you:
(a) You paid tax under the pay as you go (PAYG) system;
(b) You had tax withheld from payments made to you by an employer; or
(c) Your taxable income was more than $18,200.
(d) You were a sole trader with an ABN
You must also lodge a tax return if you are a non-resident and you earn Australian-sourced income.
If you are unsure whether you need to lodge a tax return, you can check this based on your personal circumstances on the ATO website here.
Where you can get more help:
- Feel free to search for other topics in the Help Centre
- If interested, consider using our Business Assist service to discuss with a qualified Tax Specialist about your BAS (recommended for first time users)
This document merely provides a broad outline of the subject and is necessarily general in nature. If you require specific advice, which is tailored to your specific circumstances, please do not hesitate to contact us (fees would apply).