ATO gives ‘green light’ to lodge

September 4, 2023 | Robyn Bull

The ATO is giving taxpayers with simple affairs the ‘green light’ to lodge their annual income tax returns.

ATO Assistant Commissioner Tim Loh said that most taxpayers with simple affairs will find the information they need to lodge has now been pre-filled in their tax return.

Mr Loh also reminded taxpayers that some income may need to be manually added – for example, income from rental properties, some government payments or income from ‘side hustles’.

As taxpayers prepare to lodge, they should keep ‘Tim’s tax time tips’ in mind:

Editor: The ATO advises that, when taxpayers lodge their own return, the due date for payment is 21 November, regardless of when they lodge, but If they use a registered agent, their due date can be much later.