If you think you’re due a refund this tax time, why not lodge online this year using e-tax, the Australian Tax Office’s free, fast and secure system.

You can use e-tax in just five easy steps and, if you’re due a refund, you should get it within 12 business days after lodging.


You will also save time as e-tax puts in some of the information the ATO has about you, directly into your tax return.


Five steps 

1. Download



4. Check

5. Lodge


And, if your Mum and Dad are still lodging by paper, now’s your chance to do it differently.


Maybe you could convert them too!


E-tax is available from ato.gov.au from 1st July and you must lodge by October 31st.


To find out more, why not watch the short ‘E-tax in five easy steps’ YouTube clip.


To download ­e-tax, go to ato.gov.au/etax


Because tax shouldn’t be taxing!


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  • The tax office has introduced a bunch of systems in recent years that makes it much easier to do your tax. it’s still not fun, though!


  • it would be good if tax was faster and even done for you. tax is boring lol


  • We used to use etax. But find it simpler and more trustworthy going to an accountant now. Takes all the worry out if getting it right


  • I used to do etax. But the easier and best way to lodge a tax return is through a tax accountant. They know all the tips and tricks to get you the maximum refund


  • Great! Really very good knowledge to know! Thanks for sharing this article!


  • I’ve used this for hte past few years – makes it much easier, and is definitely quicker to get your return.


  • E tax is a great site for tax


  • wary about putting details online even though a secure site.


  • Thanks for sharing. I am over-taxed on this subject at the moment. :(


  • I’ve been using e-tax for a few years now….so easy! All done in the comfort of my home!


  • Like anything you haven’t done before, it might be a little confusing or even scary the first time, but once you’ve mastered it, you’ll never go back to the old way of doing your tax. Anything that makes life a bit easier has to be good.


  • I love e-tax because I’m lazy, the pre filling option saves time and I can click right through ours in no time.

    Can I just add a warning if you’ve never done this before please don’t google e-tax you might just end up in a place that isn’t the e-tax for the ATO, access the ATO website and get e-tax through them.


  • the fastest and easiest way to get your return


  • I am not that computer literate!


  • I will let my husband know about this, we usually just mail it. It still only takes 2 weeks for a refund.


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