This quick tour explains how to do your tax return quickly, with confidence it’s done right
Getting your tax return done can be simple. Getting the full tax refund you deserve should be simple, too.
Let’s cover some things that’ll help you finish your taxes – quick and easy.
New tax cuts!
Tax cuts announced in 2019 mean bigger refunds for many Australians. Your new tax rebate is automatically included in the Etax refund calculator – you can see your tax refund on-screen. The calculator updates with each new item you enter.
There’s no ‘save’ button in your Etax return – because you don’t need one. It saves as you go.
Want help from a human, right now? Connect on live chat
Got a question about your tax deductions or income? You can get live help right inside Etax.
Who’s at the other end? A friendly, qualified accountant located at the Etax head office in Brisbane.
Etax accountants are on your side and they’re looking out for your best interests.
Select the items you need to enter
There are 3 main sections in your return: INCOME, DEDUCTIONS and OTHER items.
At the top of each section, you click buttons to add sections to your return down below.
Do you have a PAYG or Income Statement? Click the “Salary and wages” button. Then, just scroll down and add your details.
What tax deductions should I claim?
Your Etax return helps you remember items that you can claim to improve your tax refund. It will suggest deductions for you, based on your occupation, previous tax returns and more.
Attach documents in seconds
Do you have an Income Statement or PAYG, a health insurance statement or work-related receipts?
You can just click to attach your documents to your Etax return. An accountant will check them later and make sure they are entered correctly on your return.
Use a checklist
There’s an tax checklist for most job types in Australia.
The checklist helps you remember bits you might need, saving you time and bother.
Save receipts anytime
You can use Etax year-round to save tax receipts from your mobile, so you don’t need to keep track of paper receipts. You won’t miss a tax deduction ever again. Just log into your Etax account and snap those receipts.
If you log into Etax on your mobile, then click the attach buttons, you can snap a photo of documents and they’ll upload automatically!”
Want to review the documents you snapped, but from your laptop? No problem. They’ll be there, when you log in on any device.
Not sure where something goes?
No problem. Down at the bottom of your Etax return, you’ll see the “Other” section. You can ask questions, add your extra info, or attach a document or photo.
After you sign your return, an accountant will update the details in your tax return and we’ll contact you if needed.
Having any trouble?
Etax gives you the same support and service you’d get at a tax agent office, but it’s from your home, with no appointments.
You can connect on live chat or phone, anytime, to clear up your questions or get advice.
After you sign your return, a qualified accountant will check everything, answer your questions and contact you if needed. (It’s all part of our tax agent service, included in the low tax deductible fee.)
Next, they will lodge your return electronically to the ATO and get your tax refund, fast.