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Tax

Australia's Future Tax System

The Review, chaired by Dr Ken Henry, examined Australian and State government taxes, and interactions with the transfer system in order to make recommendations to position Australia to deal with the demographic, social, economic and environmental challenges that lie ahead. Includes the Final Report.

Treasury

Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

Offers information and assistance on all areas of taxation for the individual, business and tax and superannuation professional. It includes information on tax reform, superannuation, TaxPack, eTax, myTax, rebates, excise and has an extensive legal database with legal and policy material to aid interpretation of taxation law.

Australian Taxation Office

Business

Provides tax information for businesses. Find out about registration, BAS, yearly reports and returns, payments to ATO and your tax obligations regarding your workers.

Australian Taxation Office

Business Portal

Provides a secure website for managing your business tax affairs, protected by online security credentials - AUSkey. You can use the Business Portal to view your statement of account, update contact details, prepare and lodge reports like activity statements and communicate with us through a secure mailbox.

Australian Taxation Office

Calculators and tools - ATO

Provides calculators and tools to help you manage your taxation. There are calculators for employers such as a FBT calculator, and for individuals such as calculators for deductions and offsets you can claim.

Australian Taxation Office

Excise

Provides information on tax obligations when dealing with excisable goods and EEGs. Excise duty is a tax on certain types of goods produced or manufactured in Australia or imported excise equivalent goods (EEGs), including alcohol, tobacco, fuel and petroleum products.

Australian Taxation Office

Forms – Australian Taxation Office

Provides ATO forms and instructions that you can find by topic or by title. You can also search by keyword or by the NAT number of the form.

Australian Taxation Office

Fuel schemes essentials

Provides credits and grants to reduce the costs of some fuels or provides a benefit to encourage the recycling of waste oils.

Australian Taxation Office

Guide to tax file numbers

Provides information about tax file numbers (TFNs) for individuals including what they are used for, how to obtain one or how to find your TFN if you already have one. Only one TFN is issued to you during your lifetime, even if you change your circumstances.

Australian Taxation Office

Income tax calculator

The MoneySamrt income tax calculator calculates how much tax you will pay on your employment income this year. You can also find out your marginal tax rate.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Individual income tax rates

Shows the percentage of tax payable for each income bracket, for individual Australian taxpayers, for the previous and current financial years.

Australian Taxation Office

Individuals

Provides tax information for people. Find out about tax file numbers, income and deductions, lodging your tax return, making a tax payment and superannuation. There is also information specific to your individual situation such as studying, investing, death and bereavement, etc.

Australian Taxation Office

Inspector General of Taxation

Reviews systemic tax administration issues and reports to the Government with recommendations for improving tax administration for the benefit of all taxpayers.

Inspector-General of Taxation

International Comparison of Australia's Taxes (2006)

Provides an overview of the purpose of International Comparison of Australian Taxes study and its report.

Treasury

Legal Database - Australian Taxation Office

The Legal Database is a collection of legal and policy information. Here you have access to much of the material the ATO uses when making decisions.

Australian Taxation Office

Make tax work for you - MoneySmart

Be tax savvy. Moneysmart advice on how to make investments such as shares, property and super, tax-effective. A worthwhile strategy needs to be a sound investment first. Any tax benefit should be secondary.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Non-profit organisations

Provides tax information for non-profit organisations. Find out about setting up a non-profit organisation, gifts and fundraising, workers and volunteers, statements and returns and payments to the ATO.

Australian Taxation Office

Permanent migrants or temporary visitors tax file number application

If you have a visa that allows work rights, a visa that allows permanent migration, or a valid visa to stay in Australia indefinitely you can apply for a tax file number (TFN) online.

Australian Taxation Office

Seniors and retirees

If you are over 55, retired or thinking about retirement, you might need to consider how your taxation and superannuation interests will be affected by the decisions you make about income, working and retirement.

Australian Taxation Office

Tax information in other languages

Provides links to taxation Australian Taxation office information available in languages other than English.

Australian Taxation Office

Tax withheld calculator

If you are an employer or another withholding payer, the TWC helps you work out the tax you need to withhold from payments you make to employees and other workers.

Australian Taxation Office

Tax, Super + You. Take control

Educational resource for use by individuals, students and teachers to help improve understanding of the Australian tax and superannuation systems.

Australian Taxation Office

Taxation

Understanding taxes and meeting your taxation obligations can save you money. By paying the right amount you can avoid late payment penalties. You may also be entitled to exemptions. Find out about the different types of taxation, registration, deductions, payments and reporting.

Department of Industry

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