The new Etax 2018 online tax return is the best Australian tax return for these basic reasons:
- A fantastic online tax return that’s smart, automated, fast and easy to use.
- Friendly service and tax agent support.
- Qualified accountants check your return and offer helpful advice… and they are on YOUR side; they don’t work for the ATO.
- The online tax return is improved every year based on your feedback…
Each year Etax runs a competition asking Etax clients how to improve the online tax return service. In 2017 we received over 45,000 responses! We are sincerely grateful for all the smart ideas and kind, positive feedback. It was a lot of reading for us, but worth the effort: Your ideas and feedback help make Etax.com.au better than ever for 2018. And in 2018, one Etax client will win $20,000, cash. (Yes, really.)
What’s new on the Etax 2018 tax return?
We asked for taxpayers’ feedback and suggestions, then we got straight to work on the 2018 tax return. Here are some past suggestions from Etax users that are ready now:
“Make it even easier to attach files to my return”
Working on it! Attachments will work better and faster in 2018.
The Etax mobile app makes lodging your tax return easier than ever before. Plus you can use your phone to snap and save tax receipts, PAYG and other documents right onto your tax return. For many users, the app will help create a bigger tax refund, by helping you to save and remember all those tax-deductible receipts.
(If you don’t like apps, that’s okay – your online tax return at etax.com.au will work perfectly in your mobile browser.)
“Give me more help and tips based on my job”
First, carefully select your occupation in the “salary and wages” section. Now your tax return will show you popular tax deduction items used by people with the same type of job as you! This helps you remember valuable claims that can boost your refund! Job-based deduction tips will be improved for 2018.
“Show me what I selected last year”
Etax will show you last year’s deduction selections, saving you time and helping avoid missed deductions (for returning Etax clients). Make sure you re-calculate your claims from last year and you can send us a quick message if you’re not sure.
“I can’t find this section” or “Where does this go?”
A common problem, solved!
Down at the very bottom of your Etax return, there’s a new section called “Any other questions”. You can add anything here — the bits you can’t find, any leftovers, numbers from a receipt, a question for an accountant to answer, anything!
The Etax support team will take it from there.
Click here to learn more about this simple, time-saving new Etax tool.
“More Live Chat please”
Okay – our support team will be ready.
Last year we doubled the size of our live chat accounting team. In 2018, our team will be even bigger, ready to help.
“Make Etax look prettier”
In 2018, watch for a more colourful, simpler Etax design. It is easier to read and easier to use.
Those were just a few examples of upgrades and 2018 tax return improvements – if we listed them all, this page would be endless. But for you, these upgrades mean you can get your tax return done in a few minutes AND have a better understanding of how it all works (and what your refund will be).