The Non-Lodgment Advice form explained
If you earned $18,200 or less in the past financial year AND you had no tax withheld from that income, you might not be required to lodge a tax return.
But be careful: This does not mean you can ignore your taxes. Everyone needs to either lodge a tax return or lodge a “non-lodgment advice” form.
Not sure whether you should lodge a tax return? Read on…
Did you earn less than $18,200, but you still paid tax?
If yes, then you should definitely lodge a tax return. If you paid tax on income you earn during the financial year, you should always lodge a tax return. And, if you earned less than $18,200 it’s likely you’ll get all of the tax you paid back!
What is a Non-Lodgment Advice?
A non-lodgment advice (also known as an NLA) is a form that is sent to the ATO if you do not need to lodge a tax return. This document tells the ATO you won’t be lodging a tax return this year and ensures they do not mark you down as having an outstanding tax return. This is important as the ATO can impose penalties or fines on outstanding tax returns.
How can Etax Accountants help?
We can help you work out whether you need to lodge a tax return this year. And, if you don’t need to do a tax return, we’ll submit the required ATO non-lodgment document for you – for FREE! Unlike most tax agents, Etax Accountants does not charge any fees for simply lodging a non-lodgment advice form. All non-lodgment advice submissions to the ATO through Etax cost $0!
- Simply register your details and select the return year.
- Enter your basic details, up to and including bank details (for any refund you may receive).
- Click “My Messages” in the menu at the top the page, click “Send new message”, choose the subject “Other”
- In the message area, type something like, “Do I need to lodge a return this year?”. Then click send.
After that, our accountants will check out your taxes and get back to you with some advice. If they find that you need an NLA, they’ll do it for you – for free.
If your details require a tax return, they ‘ll be happy to do that as well, for a surprisingly low fee.
We’ll do the rest!
Our accountants will check your details against ATO records. If you don’t need to lodge the tax return, we’ll prepare a non-lodgment advice for you instead. After gaining your approval we will submit it to the ATO.
And the best part, it’s free! If you don’t need to lodge a tax return, you won’t pay any fees or charges.
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Non-Lodgment Advice or Tax Return?
Is your total income is below the tax-free threshold? When you answer yes and you probably don’t need to lodge a tax return – unless you’ve had some tax withheld, in which case the tax return will get your money back for you!
If you’re still not sure which one you need to do, simply complete your tax return and we’ll check it for you. If you need a non-lodgement advice, we’ll prepare that for you instead free of charge!
Please note, at lots of tax agents, when they say eg. “from $45” they mean, that’s what they charge for a non-lodgement! But you can get that done for free at Etax.
When you enter your details in an Etax return, an Etax accountant will help you with a non-lodgment advice if that’s what you need. Otherwise you’ll be all set to lodge a tax return and get your tax refund.
You can read more about Etax fees here.