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    Live chat closure

    On Australian national public holidays our live chat service is closed throughout Australia.

    Our live chat service is currently only available for users of myTax or Small business assist.

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    myTax questions including:

    • Income and Deductions
    • Private Health Insurance
    • Amendments and ATO errors
    • Higher Education Loans
    • Tax Offsets
    • Income tax advice
    • Capital gains tax


    Start your return with myTax

    Live chat services can only be accessed in sections 3 (Personalise return) and 4 (Prepare return) of myTax.


    Note: To use myTax, you need to have a myGov account linked to the ATO.

    10am–6pm Monday to Friday


    10am–2pm Saturday (AEST)

    Small business assist

    Small business questions including:

    • GST
    • ABN/AUSkey
    • BAS
    • Accounts enquiries
    • Update details


    Open Small business assist

    Live chat is available within Small Business Assist once you search for your enquiry topic.

    3pm–8pm Monday to Friday


    10am–2pm Saturday (AEST)

    Last modified: 18 Apr 2019QC 52583