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Glossary of common tax and superannuation terms

Last updated 15 December 2020

The glossary of terms (XLS, 1.24MB)This link will download a file is our translation of over 350 common tax and super terms used in Australia.

It includes the English term and the translation in 34 languages.

What is it for?

The glossary helps people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds understand common tax and super terms.

The glossary also helps the consistency of ATO translated products.

When we translate materials, we use the translated terms in the glossary, so you see the same terms in all our in-language products.

Who is it for?

The glossary can help if you:

  • are doing your individual or business tax
  • provide support and services to people from CALD backgrounds
  • are a tax professional.

What languages are available?

The glossary is available in 34 languages:

  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Assyrian
  • Bangladeshi
  • Burmese
  • Chinese
  • Croatian
  • Dari
  • Dinka
  • Farsi
  • Filipino
  • Greek
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Karen
  • Khmer
  • Korean
  • Macedonian
  • Nepali
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Sinhalese
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese