If you think you are due a refund of an amount over paid to the ACT Revenue Office you should apply in writing.

Applications for refund should include the circumstances regarding the refund along with any supporting documentation in support of your application for refund.

Applications are accepted by email at: or posted to:

ACT Revenue Office
PO Box 293
Civic Square   ACT   2608

Generally there is a 5 year time limit from when the tax was paid in which a taxpayer may apply to the Commissioner 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.

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).