Who gets a request for more information
You get a request for information when we want to check if you have:
- other income to tell us about
- expenses to claim against your income.
What you need to do
Check the request for more information and tell us if:
- any information is wrong
- you received income over $200 (before tax) that is not showing on the request for more information
- you want to claim expenses against your income.
Expenses you can claim
You can claim these expenses against your income:
- a fee charged by someone for completing your tax return
- commission on interest or dividend income (but not bank fees)
- interest you paid us if you were late paying your tax
- expenses against your schedular payments
- interest on money you borrowed to invest – if the investment will produce taxable income
- premiums on loss of earnings insurance – if the benefit from the policy is taxable income.
If we do not hear from you within 45 days we complete your assessment on the basis that the information we have is correct.
What happens next
We finalise your end of year tax and let you know if you:
- are due a refund
- have tax to pay
- have no tax to pay and are not due a refund.
Are you due a refund?
We pay your refund into the bank account you gave us. We let you know if we need your bank account number.
We pay refunds from the end of May.
Do you have tax to pay?
Most people need to pay their tax by 7 February. If you have a tax agent you need to pay your tax by 7 April. If you have a non-standard balance date your due date may be different.