This 30-second tour will help you finish your tax return more quickly, and with confidence it’s going to be done right…
1. Select the items you need to enter
There are 3 main sections inside your return: INCOME, DEDUCTIONS and OTHER items.
At the top of each section, green buttons let you add items to your return.
When a button is shown with a green and white tick, that item is added to your return, down below.
Then, just scroll down and enter your details.
2. Not sure what to claim?
To learn more about the items you can add, just float your mouse over the buttons.
A common, useful section is called “Other Work-related Expenses” or “D5”. That’s where you can claim deductions for union fees, tools and equipment, computers, home office expenses and other work-related items that you paid for.
3. Etax help in every section of your return
4. New, easier help & instructions
The new tax return instructions are easier to follow. And the new 2-level help boxes let you choose between simplified and detailed explanations.
5. Still need help? Just ask us, using My Messages
To add a message (or ask a question):
- Log in to your return.
- In the menu, click ‘My Messages’ or choose the mail icon at the top of your screen
- Click “Send New Message”
- Enter your question and click “Send”
After you sign your return, a qualified accountant will check your return and reply to your message.
6. You can even attach files…
In your Etax return, you can attach files like tax receipts, your PAYG and private health summary.
Not sure where it goes? You can also attach a file in “My Messages” and ask your accountant to add it in the right place.
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While you add details to your Etax return, it saves automatically as you go.
There’s no ‘save’ button – because you don’t need one. Everything you enter will be saved automatically.
Don’t worry! You don’t have to get your tax return 100% right on the first go!
After you complete and sign your return, a qualified accountant will check your return, answer your questions and contact you to clarify details if needed – it’s part of our tax agent service, included in the incredibly low fee for using etax.com.au.
Then, they’ll lodge your return electronically at the ATO to get your refund by the fastest possible method.
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…and you can even switch between devices if you need to.
Want to snap a photo of a receipt and upload it on your mobile? No problem.
Want to review all those receipts from your laptop? Also, no problem.
Etax.com.au is Australia’s favourite online tax return service, since 1998.