November 30, 2021

The latest tax season has left many Australians without a tax return for at least another three months, and there are growing fears that they may not get one until mid-November.

Read moreRead moreThe tax season began on October 1, and since then there has been an average of just over two tax returns per day, according to the Australian Taxation Office.

That is the same as the amount of time that has passed since the last full week of November, when tax returns for more than half of the country were processed.

Tax returns that are being sent in for processing by post could be sent to the Office of Tax Simplification (OTSS) or the Tax Service’s Consolidated Tax Returns Branch (CTSB), but there are also some that have been sent to other processing centres, such as the Revenue Department.

The average time that it takes to receive a tax refund is around 45 days, and that average is likely to increase over the next few months, according the Tax Office.

The number of tax returns received in the first three months of the year has dropped by more than a quarter since August, but the number of returns received has risen.

The latest data shows that there were 6,836 tax returns processed by the TASER service between August and October.

Of those 6,863 tax returns, 5,632 were processed by post, while 4,879 were processed through the TSS.

The data shows the average time to receive tax refund in the last three months is now around 46 days.

This means that an average taxpayer will have received their tax refund by the end of November.

Tax return processing times have dropped over the past three months from around 60 days in September to just 45 days in October.

The TASERS data showed that the average tax refund processed by ATO staff last month was $16.16, which was more than $100 cheaper than the average refund that was processed in the same period last year.

The ATO is currently running a review of the tax return processing processes to determine how much longer it should take for taxpayers to receive their tax refunds.