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*** Brand new with additional income categories including investment property ***
*** The first app in Australia allowing you to lodge your tax return via your phone ***
*** Accountant review to maximise your refund ***

Lodge your 2017-2018 tax return via an iPhone in 10 minutes - exclusive to Apple and the first app of its kind in Australia. Reviewed by a registered accountant to ensure you get the best return possible.

Also take photos of your critical documents like receipts and invoices.

This is the easiest and fastest way to lodge your 2017-2018 Australian tax return - get it done anytime, anywhere on the go - all in under 10 minutes of your time. With questions in plain english, additional help within the app if you need and the ability to message an accountant for any questions you may have. No longer be bothered by the complexities of ATO tools.

Lodging your return with the ATO can be difficult with clunky software and difficult questions. Tax Return by Pocketbook makes getting your 2017-2018 tax return together easy. Start for Free, and pay a low fee starting at $59 only when you are ready to lodge.

Snap photos of your documents, tap to answer simple questions about your situation and your taxes are done in no time at all. Get started on the bus to work, while you’re waiting for a friend at the cafe or at your daughter's soccer game. Then finish up later whenever and wherever.

This simple and powerful tax app complements our budgeting app and tax calculator loved by over 500,000 Australians.

Tax Return by Pocketbook makes the process of preparing and lodging your tax return simple and fast. Putting an end to the headache of traditional costs and processes.

This app is the most convenient way to get your taxes done right. Snap photos of your key documents, and answer simple questions about your life set out in easy to follow sections. Lodge directly via your mobile app and have your information professionally reviewed and processed by qualified Australian tax accountants.

Seamlessly and securely start, pause and continue whenever you like.


Why is the Tax Return by Pocketbook is the best tool for your 2017-2018 tax return preparation and lodging:

1. Professionally reviewed by qualified Australian tax accountants – All tax advice and final review and lodgement with the ATO is professionally performed by Refund Express Australia Pty Ltd, a registered tax agent authorised by the Australian Tax Practitioner’s Board.

2. Indicative tax refund calculation – indicative calculations fed back to you based on your individual situation immediately, so you can plan for your return.

3. Simplest workflow available for common tax Return – we cater for all common income and deduction types including wages and Government benefits, car, uniform and education expenses. All contained in the simplest questionnaire possible.

4. Stop and start anytime and anywhere – The best app based tax return available, so you can stop and start whenever you have any spare time, anywhere you like. All your answers are securely saved.

5. World-class privacy and security - You’ll be protected by the same high security and privacy standards we place on our flagship Pocketbook app. Your security is our top priority.


Includes the following key features:
- Professionally reviewed and lodged by qualified Australian tax accountants.
- Easy to use questionnaire with the ability to attach key documents via photos.
- Suitable for all common tax scenarios, excluding managed funds, sole trader, non-Australian residents.
- Your progress is securely stored so you can start and stop whenever and wherever.
- Free to start, pay for lodging or have the cost of your lodging automatically deducted from your return.
- Do your tax return for FY2015, FY2016 and the current 2017 year.

Visit https://getpocketbook.com/2017-tax-Return-by-pocketbook/.

What’s New

Version 1.9.6

We've updated for FY2018! We have the usual bug-fixes and performance improvements but also added support for iPhoneX.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
333 Ratings
333 Ratings
tays tays ,

Haven’t seen my return after 6 weeks

Been over 6 weeks and I still haven’t seen money in my account. Said it was paid in the 1/9/18 but not into my account. No phone number to contact and find out what’s going on.

beppesoll ,

No progress for 2 weeks

Been 2 weeks of automated responses and no progress of lodgement.

Tha'Man ,

Turned into a scam

First 2 years I used this, fantastic, had the refund back within a week.

This year, completely different.
Submitted the refund 3 weeks ago, and it still hasn’t even been lodged to the ATO for review

Questions to the “accountants” answered in over 5 days.

Don’t NOT waste your time or money trying to get your refund with this app.


Pocketbook Australia Pty Ltd
58.1 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Catalan, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Pocketbook Australia Pty Ltd


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