The Government has recently confirmed that a MyGov account will be required for those who wish to complete a tax return online.
You may already have a MyGov account if you access Centrelink, Medicare or the Department of Veteran’s Affairs online. If this is the case, then all you have to do is log in to your account and link it to the Australian Tax Office (ATO). If you have an online account with the ATO, then you can use these details to verify your account, if not, then you will be asked to provide additional information and confirm your identity. To find out what type of information you need to have to hand, visit ATO.gov.au.
If you don’t have a MyGov account, then you will need to register for one. You can do this by visiting my.gov.au. Once you have accepted the terms and conditions, you will be asked to complete your details and link your MyGov account to any agencies you wish, in this case the ATO. Again, you will need to provide additional information.
With tax time fast approaching, be prepared and create your account now.
Find out more at My.Gov.au.