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  • Individuals and sole traders

    Manage your tax and super in one place using our online services for individuals and sole traders. All you need is a myGov account linked to ATO online services.

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    What you can do online

    With our online services for individuals and sole traders you can:

    • update your contact details, including your name, address and date of birth
    • view your tax file number (TFN)
    • lodge your tax return, check its progress, amend your tax return (from 2015 onwards), or tell us if you don't need to lodge a return
    • view your notices of assessment
    • make a payment or create a payment plan
    • view your payment summary information (it will be called an income statement if your employer has started reporting through Single Touch Payroll (STP) enabled software)
    • view your year-to-date tax and super information if your employer has started reporting through STP-enabled software
    • manage your PAYG instalments
    • lodge your claim for a refund of franking credits
    • view your study and training support loan account balance and transactions
    • receive notifications and communications from the ATO directly to your myGov Inbox, rather than through the post
    • view, find and manage your super, including your transfer balance account
    • access the Small Business Superannuation Clearing House to pay super contributions for employees
    • apply for the First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSS) and see information about your account and application
    • apply to release your super on compassionate grounds.

    Additionally, sole traders can:

    • lodge activity statements
    • view, revise and print lodged activity statements.

    Getting started

    To get started with ATO online services for individuals and sole traders, follow these two steps:

    1. Create a myGov account
    2. Link your myGov account to the ATO.

    1. Create a myGov account

    MyGov is a fast, simple way to access government services online. A secure myGov account lets you link to a range of Australian Government services with one username and password, all in one place.

    You can use any device (a computer, phone or tablet), by signing into your myGov account to access our online services.

    Use SMS code as your sign-in option for myGov. It's a quick and secure way to sign in and access ATO online services.

    Log in or create a myGov account

    Already have a myGov account but forgotten your username or password?

    Select the links to recover your usernameExternal Link or recover your passwordExternal Link.

    2. Link your myGov account to the ATO

    Select the Services tab on your myGov home page and select ‘Australian Taxation Office’.

    Media: How to create a myGov account and link to the ATO
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    Using your voiceprint to access online services

    Once you've set up your myGov account and linked it to ATO online services, you can enrol and use your voiceprint in the ATO app for fast, easy and secure access to our online services.

    To enrol your voiceprint, simply log into our online services for individuals through the app and follow the prompts. Once enrolled, you can use your voice to verify your identity the next time you use our app or phone us.

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    Last modified: 26 Apr 2019QC 40974