Refunds

If you think you are due a refund of an amount overpaid to the ACT Revenue Office you should apply via SmartForm for a refund.

You will need to state the circumstances regarding the refund in the form and attach any supporting documentation to the submission in support of your application for refund.

Generally there is a 5 year time limit from when the tax was paid in which a taxpayer may apply to us for a refund of tax. This limit does not apply where another tax law has its own specific provision in relation to refunds of tax.

We’ll only pay you interest in addition to your refund if you’re entitled to the refund as the result of a successful objection  or appeal.

Interest may be included with a refund. Interest applies if the ACT Revenue Office over assessed your transaction and the amount was paid by a taxpayer.

Warning - Hoax or scam - email/telephone - tax refunds/grants

There have been many hoax and scam emails in recent years. The scammers may use emails, telephone calls or approach you in person. Some scammers claim to be from the ACT Revenue Office and request that you provide your personal details. If you have doubt about such an issue please contact us on (02) 6207 0028. Do not provide your personal details and do not access any online forms attached to emails.  Information about scams is available from Scamwatch (external site).