To put it simply: the ATO’s main job is to collect taxes. Using ATO myTax, they are never going to check you claimed all the tax deductions you are entitled to.
On the other hand, the job of a tax agent, like Etax.com.au, is to help make sure you claim all your tax deductions, claim them in the correct way and avoid mistakes that would upset the ATO. And all of that means, a fair tax refund, fast.
myTax means, you’re on your own
If you use the ATO’s myTax to lodge your tax return, you rely on your own knowledge of tax law.
Once you sign your myTax tax return you are effectively saying, “I promise this is right.” But are you sure?
If, like most Australians, you’re not sure, it’s quite possible you made a couple of mistakes in your tax return.
In fact at Etax, we adjust more than 80% of our client’s tax returns for them with corrections, deductions or missing information.
The 3 most common tax return mistakes we see (and fix) are:
If you accidentally leave something off your return, it can cause ATO delays. We make sure your return is complete the first time round.
- Missed tax deductions:
Miss a tax deduction on your return and you’re cheating yourself out of cash in your refund! If you paid for something that’s a legal tax deduction, you deserve to claim it.
- Incorrect claims or calculations:
Sometimes you innocently or mistakenly add a deduction that you’re not entitled to, or miscalculate interest or capital gain or a work portion of an expense.
The ATO is serious about this and they are investing millions in technology that finds over-claims and mistakes. The ATO will likely know if you claim something you’re not entitled to, so it’s best to be honest and get it right the first time – or you could end up paying money back to the ATO.
Etax helps you get it right.
When you make mistakes at myTax, you could have problems later with the ATO
…except if you missed tax deductions. You’ll never hear about those, and you’ll never see that missed refund money again!
But, if you make a mistake at Etax, our qualified accounting team will check BEFORE lodgement and we’ll FIX IT FOR YOU so you don’t need to worry.
What are the other benefits of using Etax?
- Bank grade SSL security encryption for all your personal information.
- Two accountants check your return for accuracy or missed tax deductions – we really take this seriously!
- Auto pre-fill of tax details saves you time.
- Real time calculator tells you your estimated tax refund as you go.
- Suitable for both simple and complex returns – including sole traders and property investors.
- Live chat with real accountants for instant help.
- Year round help with record keeping – photograph and store your receipts directly in your Etax account.
- Small fee is fully tax deductible!
Most Australian Taxpayers use a registered tax agent to do their tax return each year.
Australia’s Canstar Blue awards Etax the “Most Satisfied Customers” Award for Tax Agents in 2018
Join the crowd and let Etax look after your taxes this year. You’ll be glad you did!
…and get prefill, deduction tips, live help, see your refund estimate, and it all saves as you go.
Quick video – How to finish your online tax return in minutes
Reviews of Etax
Thousands of Etax clients post their ratings and reviews and it is truly rewarding for all of our people at Etax. We collect feedback and ideas from users, then get to work on improving every year. Thanks everyone for your feedback, ideas and support.
Fantastic, great communication, easy to use. Friendly reminder for the new year. Remembers my details. Would highly recommend. Love how easy it is to upload photos.
—Ness76, from Product Review, July 2018
“Saves me so much time & stress each year” I have used this service for the past few years. Never experienced a problem, always receive my refund in good turnaround & the communication from the online Accountants is efficient & prompt. Highly recommend.
—Jules H, from Product Review, July 2018
“Perfect” very easy to use and the best thing is they check over it for you and you can complete this anywhere there communications are 100% not faulted for the past 3 years.
—Laurence, from Product Review, July 2018
This service is amazing. They keep your details handy from last year to prompt you with your current return. I actually don’t mind doing a tax return any more. Thanks Etax for the best online service a person can possibly get.
—Kazz, from Product Review, July 2018
Very easy to understand and use. I have recommended Etax to other members of my family and friends. The best thing is that the Etax representatives will go over my details before lodging with ATO to see if I have missed anything.
—Georgie, from Product Review, July 2018