Avoid Delays in Refund Over Holiday Period

"Avoid delays in obtaining your tax refund during the holiday period - lodge returns early!"

This is the advice we are receiving from the ATO regarding lodgment of tax returns and issue of refunds over the Christmas holiday period.

As in previous years, the ATO will close during the Christmas-New Year holiday period. To increase the likelihood of receiving your notices of assessment and any associated refunds before the holiday period, youd should lodge electronically by 6 December 2012.

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The ATO will suspend return and form processing from 3.00pm Eastern Daylight-saving Time (EDT) Friday, 21 December 2012 to 9.00am EDT Wednesday, 2 January 2013. As a result, returns lodged after Thursday, 6 December 2012 will take longer than usual to process.
For returns lodged electronically between 7-21 December 2012, the  ATO expects refunds to issue from 2 January 2013. Refunds for returns lodged from 22 December 2012 will start to issue in the week beginning 14 January 2013. 
See these posts with tips, calculators and checklists to help you prepare your eTax Return (and get a better refund) with less hassle - checklist of eTax and Assessable Income and deductions and checklist of eTax and Allowable Deductions.

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