How long will it take to receive my tax refund?
Once your tax return is submitted to the Australian Taxation Office, it generally takes 14 days to receive your refund cheque. An accounting firm will submit your tax return via the internet, enabling you receive the tax refund as quickly as possible.
If you request the refund to be paid directly into your bank account rather than receiving the refund by cheque, it will take about 8 days from the date of submission.
If you prepare a tax return yourself and you submit it to the Tax Office by post, the process will take around six weeks.