The last day to lodge a tax return to the ATO if it is not being completed by a registered tax agent or with an extended deadline is the 31st of October.
Someone else can assist you with completing your tax return, but only in the following circumstances:
However, no matter who helps you:
The ATO may apply a penalty for failure to lodge on time if your tax return is not lodged by the due date.
Generally, they apply one penalty unit ($222) for every 28 days (or part thereof) that your tax return is overdue, to a maximum of five penalty units.
The ATO may apply the penalty even where there is no tax payable. However, they may choose not to apply a penalty where:
If you cannot lodge your tax return by 31 October 2022, contact the ATO as soon as possible, before 31 October 2022, to find out whether you can lodge at a later date.