2013 Tax Deadline:

The 2013 Tax Return Deadline is October 31.

Have you lodged your 2013 tax return yet? Did you know that if you missed the 31 October deadline, that the ATO can issue you with financial penalties, and interest charges for late lodgement?

This table shows typical fines the ATO can impose on you for lodging after the tax deadline:

Days Past Deadline
Late Lodgement Penalty
1 - 28 days$170
29 - 56 days$340
57 - 84 days$510
85 - 112 days$680
113+ days$850

General Interest Charge

Interest is charged on any amount owing to the ATO after October 31st at a rate of 11.86% per annum.

Still have an outstanding tax return to lodge?

Don’t worry, we can help!

If you haven’t registered with a tax agent (like Etax Accountants) previously, the sooner the better! Your tax agent (including Etax Accountants and our online tax return) can help minimise penalties and can request leniency from the ATO on your behalf. Register now and enter your details; an Etax accountant can then look at your return and give you advice that best meets your financial needs.

If your missing details or payment information for a particular year, we can also help request that information from the ATO on your behalf, just let us know and we’ll be happy to help!

If you’ve registered earlier with a tax agent but you still have outstanding tax returns, your best action right now is to talk to your tax agent; they can give helpful advice based on your individual circumstances.

Etax.com.au is Australia’s favourite online tax return, because of convenience and simplicity plus caring advice from qualified accounts who are on your side.

To start your tax return, simply register online at Etax.com.au.

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