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Tax returns

myTax

Get a myGov account, link to the ATO and use your tablet, smart phone or computer to lodge your tax return. The new streamlined tax return is for people with straightforward tax affairs.

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e-tax

If your tax affairs are more complex – for example, you had income or losses from a business or rental property or made capital gains or losses, you should use e-tax. Download free and secure software to prepare your tax return online. Before you lodge using e-tax, you need to create a myGov account and link to the ATO.

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Individual tax return instructions 2014

Provides instructions designed to help you to complete your individual income tax return for 2014.

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ATO app

iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android and other devices – Puts tax and super help in your hand, making it easier for you to conduct your tax and super affairs.

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Difficulty in paying your tax debt (individual clients)

If you cannot pay your tax debt on time, contact the ATO to discuss your circumstances. You may be given extra time to pay, depending on your individual circumstances.

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Income and deductions

When completing your annual tax return, you're entitled to claim deductions for some expenses that are directly related to earning your income or you may be eligible for tax offsets that reduce the amount you pay.

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Individual tax return 2014 (paper copy)

Provides information on how to obtain paper Tax return for individuals and Individual tax return instructions forms to lodge your paper return by mail.

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International tax

Work out your tax residency status and the tax implications, whether you are an individual Australian resident earning foreign income or an individual foreign resident earning Australian income.

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Leaving Australia and lodging your tax return

If you are a foreign resident leaving Australia permanently or an Australian resident leaving before the end of the financial year, you may be eligible to lodge your tax return early.

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Medicare levy

Medicare gives Australian residents access to health care. To help fund the scheme, most taxpayers pay a Medicare levy of 2.0% of their taxable income.

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Payments and refunds

A notice of assessment tells you if you will get a tax refund or have to pay the ATO. Provides information about when you will get your refund and how to pay your tax.

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Tax Help

If you are on a low income and want some free and confidential help filling out your tax return the Australian Taxation Office trained Tax Help volunteers may be able to assist.

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Tax – changing your details and nominating a representative

You can update your address, nominated representative and contact details held by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for income tax purposes using the online services. You can update your name, gender or date of birth only by phone, mail or in person as you may require supporting documents.

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