Wondering what you can buy with your tax refund? Use the tax calculator to get your refund estimate…
Use the tax calculator to estimate your next ATO tax refund. Don’t have a final PAYG or other tax documents quite yet? You can ‘predict’ the amounts based on your payslips (but your PAYG will be more accurate).
Australian 2018 Tax Calculator
Add your details below, then click “Calculate”. When you add more details, your tax refund estimate will become more accurate.
Your estimated tax refund: $0.00
This tax calculator only provides a general estimate of the tax refund or payable, based on the numbers you enter.
The calculator above uses 2018 ATO tax rules.
Please note, this form is not your official tax return. There’s more information about your tax return and tax calculator accuracy down below.
Ready to lodge your tax return and get that refund?
It takes just a few minutes online, with live online support to help boost your refund.
Are you a temporary or part-year resident in Australia, or are you on a visa?
The calculator above is for people who are considered Australian residents for tax purposes. Which means, citizens or permanent residents who lived in Australia for the full tax year (excluding holiday travel etc.)
If you are on a working holiday, have a visa, are working overseas or any other non-permanent arrangement, do not rely on the calculator above (nor any other simple online calculator), because it can’t make all the adjustments for your situation. It’s best to do your tax return via the “get started” button. Inside your Etax return, you can add your visa details and dates, and Etax will correctly calculate your refund estimate.
Should I find a tax calculator that gives the biggest refund estimate?
The tax return calculator above uses the latest logic and tax rates from the ATO. It’s updated whenever the ATO makes tax system changes (usually in May and June of each year).
Every online tax calculator gives an approximate or ‘ballpark’ refund estimate. Many calculators, including ones provided by the ATO, can be inaccurate. They don’t properly account for the Medicare levy and other items that shift your tax refund up or down. That means, the calculators might give you an estimate that’s higher than the refund you’ll actually receive. A bigger refund estimate might seem nice when you use the calculator. However, it’s not so nice if you get a lower tax refund later.
It is risky to rely completely on a simple calculator (even the one on this page). It is a rough estimate only. We always say, wait to get your ATO refund before you start spending it!
This tax calculator is made to save you time and give you a basic tax refund estimate. However, because it only contains eight items, it’s just a rough estimate.
The full Etax online tax return uses HUNDREDS of items to calculate your tax return automatically… and to maximise your tax refund.
Etax.com.au (Australia’s favourite online tax return) includes a live tax calculator that updates automatically. Etax analyses every piece of information you enter, ensuring an accurate, personalised tax refund estimate.
The full Tax Return Calculator is a free tool that’s part of the Etax.com.au online tax return. The calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your tax refund (or payable) based on all the information you enter. Plus, Etax collects data from the ATO to pre-fill and improve your return.
All this technology and work has three goals:
- make tax easy for you
- make your tax return “ATO-accurate”
- AND boost your tax refund
To start using the full Etax tax refund calculator, just register and start your online tax return. The more details you add about income and deductions, the more accurate your refund estimate calculator will be.
After you complete and sign your tax return (most people finish in just minutes), some magic happens. Our qualified tax accountants check your return, and make suggestions for extra deductions or adjustments. They are on your side. It’s the same service you get from a tax agent’s office, but with no appointments, all done in minutes.
For a more accurate tax refund calculator, plus tools that help boost your tax refund, enter your details in the Etax online tax return.
- Advanced tax refund calculator
- Private and secure
- Save deductions and receipts year-round, ready for your next tax return
- Etax can pre-fill most of the return for you based on ATO data
- You’ll get valuable tax updates plus online and phone support
- Online convenience and professional tax agent service (no appointments)
- Your tax questions answered – anytime – by a professional accountant
- Etax Accountants is Australia’s #1 online tax agent – since 1998
Remember: The sooner you lodge your tax return, the sooner you’ll get your refund!
How to use the full tax return calculator and see your accurate tax refund estimate:
- Start your tax return and create your account. (Already have an account? Just click here to login).
- Enter your income from all sources.
- Next, go ahead and add your other income or deductions.
As you go, watch the top part of your screen – your refund estimate is right there. It will adjust automatically for each new number you add to your return. You don’t need to click save or anything, just keep adding your details. The Etax return will keep up with you. It re-calculates your refund estimate constantly, based on the latest details you entered.
Get ready to do your taxes in a couple of minutes
Some people avoid their taxes and procrastinate. But these days, with Etax, there are no appointments and nothing to worry about. It is better to get your tax refund now – and forget about tax for another year.
Here’s how to get it done fast:
- Get your PAYG from every employer you worked for in the past year.
- Look at an Etax tax return checklist. It just takes a couple of minutes. The checklist helps you find the bits you need – so you don’t go searching later.
- Start your Etax return. You’ll be amazed at the way it completes most of the info for you. It’s fast and easy. And it helps you find deductions that improve your tax refund!