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    If you're lodging your own tax return, you need to lodge it by 31 October.

    You have two free options for lodging your tax return online - myTax and e-tax.



    MyTax is our new streamlined tax return designed specifically for people with straightforward tax affairs. It's available on tablets, smart phones and computers.

    You should use myTax if:

    • you were an Australian resident for tax purposes from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
    • your only income was from salary and wages, allowances, bank interest, dividends and/or Australian government payments
    • your only deductions are for work-related expenses, expenses relating to income from interest or dividends, gifts and donations and/or the cost of managing your own tax affairs
    • your only tax offsets are the senior Australians and pensioners tax offset, the zone and overseas forces tax offset and/or the private health insurance rebate.

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    Need help deciding if myTax is right for you?

    Our decision tool helps you work out if you can use myTax. Or you can complete our myTax eligibility checklist

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    How to lodge with myTax

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    If your tax affairs are more complex, for example you had income or losses from a business or rental property or made capital gains or losses, you should use e-tax.

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    How to lodge with e-tax

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    To lodge your tax return online this year - using myTax or e-tax - you need to create a myGov accountExternal Link and link to the ATO.

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  • Last modified: 16 Dec 2014QC 40183