05 Jul 2013

More Online Options This Tax Time

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This year the ATO has launched a range of new online services to assist Australians to lodge their income tax returns. The new free mobile app ATO Tax 2013 provides information on lodging your return, FAQs and lets you monitor the progress of your return.

ATO Tax 2013 is available free from the Apple App store and Google Play.

For the first time e-tax is available for Mac users, allowing even more people to lodge their return electronically. The ATO’s free, online lodgment service is the easiest way for people to prepare their own returns.

Taxtime magazine is an interactive digital magazine complete with how-to guides, video clips and instructions to assist you in lodging your tax return. This new app is an alternative to traditional hard copy tax return instructions previously available in newsagencies.

Those who prefer a paper copy of their tax return instructions can obtain a tax pack from Mike’s office or by calling 9874 4544. Paper copies are this year not available from post offices or newsagencies but can be collected from your nearest ATO shopfront or order them:     

  •  online via the ATO website, or
  •  over the phone by calling 1300 720 092.

These new online services complement the ATO’s new-look website ato.gov.au launched in time for tax time. Taxpayers who visit the ATO website will be able to access a new personalised homepage that lets people manage their tax and super information online.  Once registered, people can:

  • update personal details online
  • check the progress of income tax returns online
  • arrange to pay a debt online, and
  • keep track of their super online.

Low income earners can also get help from trained and accredited volunteers to fill out their tax return through the ATO’s Tax Help program. This free service operates in centres throughout Australia and is available to those with relatively straightforward tax affairs. Further information can be found online or by calling 13 28 61.

If you need further information you can contact the ATO on 13 28 61. Callers to this line will get access to personalised advice.

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