Delays to tax returns lodge in January 2010

The Australian Taxation Office replaced its software in January, and because of this any tax returns lodged were not going to be processed till February 1st.

I contacted the ATO on Monday and was informed that the software update didn’t go as planned and that instead of the 1st being the start of processing the lodged tax returns, it would now be February 15th.

So those who lodged the tax returns throughout January and the start of February, your 14 day processing time as suggested by the ATO started on the 15th.

Your tax returns should be appearing about March 1st.