ATO reveals hundreds of thousands of taxpayers could miss out on lump sum due ...

Hundreds of thousands of people could miss out on a huge lump sum thanks to one simple mistake.

Australian Taxation Office Assistant Commissioner Kath Anderson revealed in a statement that it was a reason as simple as not filling out a tax return.

'We estimate there are 200,000 individual salary and wage earners who are likely to have been either due a refund or owed a small amount of tax, but who had not lodged a tax return,' she said.

'Collectively, these clients have millions of dollars of unclaimed refunds.' 

Ms Anderson: 'We estimate there are 200,000 individual salary and wage earners who are likely to have been either due a refund or owed a small amount of tax, but who had not lodged a tax return'

Ms Anderson: 'We estimate there are 200,000 individual salary and wage earners who are likely to have been either due a refund or owed a small amount of tax, but who had not lodged a tax return'

Ms Anderson: 'Unfortunately, the tax office can’t return your money until you lodge a tax return'

Ms Anderson: 'Unfortunately, the tax office can’t return your money until you lodge a tax return'

'Unfortunately, the tax office can’t return your money until you lodge a tax return.'

People have until October 31 to lodge their return, or see their agent.

Ms Anderson said some people

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