06 Nov ATO expects 200,000 to miss out on refunds by failing to lodge
The ATO expects that 200,000 people could miss out on a tax refund this year because they haven’t lodged a tax return.
Assistant Commissioner Kath Anderson has said that many salary and wage earners end up with a tax refund, but some are missing out because they fail to lodge on time.
Taxpayers had until 31 October to either lodge their own return, or ensure they are on an agent’s books, Ms Anderson said. Failing to lodge by the deadline can attract a penalty of $210 for every 28 days that the return is overdue, up to a maximum of $1,050.
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