A reminder for those who haven't yet completed their 2015 tax 1. 31 October is the due date for self prepared returns (etax, MyGov / MyTax etc) 2. Taxpayers seeking to use a new tax agent must be on the agents registration before 31 October - They then get the extended lodgement AND payment dates Caution for late lodgers : Those who lodged (or havent yet lodged) 2014 returns before 30 June 2015 will not have an extended lodgement deadline even with a (new or old) tax agent. The ATO penalty of $870 for failure to lodge is being issued more and more. Don't believe the story that a refund waives that fine.