The 2013 Tax Return Deadline has passed.
Have you lodged your 2013 tax return yet? Did you know that if you missed the 2013 tax deadline, the ATO can issue you with financial penalties, and interest charges for late lodgement? And, the later you lodge the more likely you are to receive a penalty. Our advice – get your returns up to date as soon as possible!
This table shows typical penalty the ATO can impose on you for lodging after the tax deadline:
|Days Past Deadline||Late Lodgement Penalty|
|1 - 28 days||$180|
|29 - 56 days||$360|
|57 - 84 days||$540|
|85 - 112 days||$720|
General Interest Charge
Interest is charged on any amount owing to the ATO after October 31st at a rate of 11.86% per annum.
Missed the 2013 tax deadline? 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; our accountants can then look at your lodgement history 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 via an Etax web message on your return and we’ll be happy to help!
If you’ve registered earlier with a tax agent and you missed the 2013 tax deadline, 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.