The ATO should explore options for further reduction of compliance costs related to individuals’ tax return lodgement obligations, such as:
- the earlier provision of third party information (without increase in their compliance costs); and
- improved technological platforms.
Recommendation 3.4(a) is a matter for government.
We agreed with recommendation 3.4(b). In addition to the eTax application being available on Mac and PC platforms in 2014, the ATO introduced myTax in July 2014 for customers with simple tax affairs. MyTax is a web browser based application that is available for use on desktop, mobile and tablet devices.