The ATO has recently changed the process to change you name. Where previously this was completed with the ATO on lodgement of your tax return it must now be completed before you lodge your tax return.
The easiest method to complete this is to download and complete form Nat 2817 at https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Ind/Change-of-details-for-individuals/
You will need to establish your identity by providing details of three of the following items that are currently on the ATO records:
· Your date of birth;
· Your telephone number, business, residential, postal or email address (maximum of one);
· Your bank account number (BSB number not required);
· Details from an ATO generated notice (maximum of two different notices, for example, the sequence number from any notice of assessment issued to you);
· You may also be asked to quote your Tax File Number (TFN).
We are able to assist you through this process as we need to ensure this is lodged before lodging future tax returns otherwise processing of your tax returns may be delayed.