I am experiencing financial hardship. How can I get my refund more quickly?
If you are experiencing financial hardship and are in desperate need of your refund money, the ATO may be able to process your return and refund as a priority. Taxpayers who qualify for hardship may be able to get their refund within five working days.
You can fill out the Financial Hardship Income Tax Refund Request on the ATO website at the same time that you lodge your tax return through our service.