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Last year tax return

Discussion in 'Accounting & Tax' started by salz, 12th Aug, 2015.

  1. salz

    salz Active Member

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    Hi All,

    Just wondering if it is possible to see what data is used for tax deduction in my last year tax return? It was filed by tax agent and I am not sure what data he filled for tax deductions.

    Appreciate your help.
     
  2. BennEznElle

    BennEznElle Well-Known Member

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    Did he not give you a copy of the tax return, either electronically or paper? Perhaps you could ask for a copy?
     
  3. salz

    salz Active Member

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    nope. I was thinking same to get a copy from tax agent but is it possible to get this info from my profile from ATO login?
    I am sure there must be some way instead of keeping all these hard copies.
     
  4. Greyghost

    Greyghost Well-Known Member

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    Nope. ATO will only have your notice of assessment..
     
  5. BennEznElle

    BennEznElle Well-Known Member

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    I think you can get a copy of the return from the ATO but it would probably take a month.
     
  6. Paul@PFI

    Paul@PFI Tax Accounting + SMSF Business Member

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    The ATO cannot provide "a copy" of an electronically lodged document. They can provide a limited amount of info if the form is completed. Takes a few months as its a low priority issue. Very little of what you see in a tax return is actually transmitted to the ATO.

    The tax agent should be able to reproduce a copy with a few clicks.
     
  7. Perthguy

    Perthguy Well-Known Member

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    If you load up a new e-Tax file and auto fill, I wonder how much data would download from the ATO? I'm not sure if you would get anything useful from this but it might be worth a try?
     
  8. Travelbug

    Travelbug Well-Known Member

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    So you signed to say the tax return was correct without reading it? Why?
     
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    HUGH72 Well-Known Member

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    Prior to signing you would have received a paper or electronic copy to verify. Your accountant should be able to email you a copy.
     
  10. Zine

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    If your account is linked on mygov ATO site - you can see.
    I just checked mine before commenting :)
     
  11. salz

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    really? Can we see what exactly was filled for deduction for last year tax return.
    I doubt but need to check
     
  12. Paul@PFI

    Paul@PFI Tax Accounting + SMSF Business Member

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    No. Zine is making comment on prefill information and/or the notice of assessment. The tax return cannot be viewed as there was not one lodged.
     
  13. York

    York Finance Broker Business Member

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    For your accountant to have lodged your tax return, you will have signed a copy of it saying that you have read and agreed with what has been declared. If you didn't it's probaby a good idea do start doing this from now on. Surprises me how many people sign things without knowing what they are signing.
    Regardless, you accountant will be able to reproduce the return immediately from their system whether it's Handytax or Solution 6. At the very least, just photocopy a paper copy from your file.
    If you're in the process of changing accountants (hence why you haven't yet contacted your accountant) your new accountant will request previous years data from your old accountant.
     
  14. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    Hi Salz

    Your accountant should be able to simply flick you over an electronic copy. My clients request them all the time from their accountants - I've also done the same in the past.

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
  15. MikeLivingTheDream

    MikeLivingTheDream BCOM MCOM MTAX CPA CTA Registered Tax Agent

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    Solution 6 was sold years ago. Think 10 years ago now to MYOB