• TaxPack information

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    This information may not apply to the current year. Check the content carefully to ensure it is applicable to your circumstances.

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    While TaxPack is designed to help individuals complete their income tax returns, many people also use it as a basic reference to the Australian tax system. The information in TaxPack has been rewritten into a series of web pages and published across this site.

    You can search or browse the site to find general information about:

    • income you must declare
    • deductions and tax offsets you are entitled to claim, and
    • tax rates and calculations.

    If you would prefer to download TaxPack in Portable Document Format (PDF), refer to the list of download files.

    e-tax 2009 CD project

    For Tax Time 2009, deliveries of TaxPack and TaxPack supplement packages to Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland and Tasmania will be replaced with an e-tax 2009 CD mail pack. The CD will contain the e-tax 2009 software which can be easily installed onto a personal computer to prepare your tax return and then lodge online.

    E-tax from the Tax Office is the free tax return preparation software that ensures most refunds are issued in 14 days. By using encryption technology, e-tax ensures your details are secure during transmission over the internet. E-tax asks you simple questions to help you work through the answers to complete your tax return, and has calculators to help you get it right.

    E-tax gives you access to your individual information using the pre-filling service. You can download details of your income including salary and wages, government payments, interest and dividends and have e-tax pre-fill that information straight into your return. Pre-filling Information will be progressively available from July with most information available by mid August. You can also register for the alerts service in e-tax and we will let you know when more of your information becomes available.

    For more information or assistance with e-tax or the pre-filing service, go to E-tax essentials.

    Last modified: 14 Nov 2014QC 21776