What’s the Easiest Way to Lodge my 2019 Tax Return?

Every year the  ATO releases new tax products, and last year they made eTax for Mac’s, which turned out to be broken and full of problems from the beginning. This year it’s myTax, and even this has been under a large amount of scrutiny of late, with several large security issues for its users. This is being tested, and used in combination with eTax, however with several security issues found earlier in the year for myGov, many people will be wary of it’s suitability to their needs and it’s ability to maximise their refund.

There are so many options, which can make it quite confusing, and overwhelm many people. Even those with basic tax returns. What are the options? Why is Refund Express the best, and how can you get the best outcome to get you the best possible outcome?

Everyone likes the idea of a Free Tax Return, but free doesn’t always get you what you sign up for. The ATO doesn’t make these things for free, and expect you to benefit to the maximum of the law your allowed. The ATO is the Tax Collection office, it’s primary job is to ensure people are paying their fair share. Most Australians pay to use a Registered Tax Agent to do their Tax Returns to make sure they’re getting their share of the money they’re entitled to under the legislation created. So does a ‘Free Tax Return’ really get you the best outcome at the end of the day? It’s your call, but we’re skeptical of anything that is made to make the process more difficult like eTax. Etax Tax Return system can be extremely frustrating for users, and that’s why we created Refund Express.

Why Refund Express & what about the Others?

Refund Express

  • Average time per tax submission on Refund Express is 10 minutes.
  • The quickest any person has lodged with us is 4 minutes, from registering to submission.
  • We make sure you only enter the information that’s relevant to your situation.
  • Your return is checked by an accountant before submission to the ATO.
  • We make tax easy to understand, so you don’t miss out on a bigger refund.
  • It’s a Mobile friendly online tax return. Try it on your tablet or phone!
  • You can exchange messages with your Refund Express accountant directly through your account page.
  • It’s fast, with no need for an appointment. Skip travelling to the accountants office.

Problems when undertaking a trip to the Accountants Office

  • Making an appointment to suit you and them.
  • Accountants can take over an hour or more.
  • Cannot leave your information at home, you have to take it with you.
  • It can get quite expensive. with some charging $180 upto $350 for simple returns.
  • Minimal on going support or updates, without shelling out more money for extra appointments.

Using the Governments new myTax site

  • You have to register with the Government and all of its services.
  • You may miss out on easy deductions or offsets that are not pointed out by the ATO.
  • You might save some money, but miss out on a bigger refund.
  • It’s not checked by a Registered Tax Agent.
  • You have no help or on going support.
  • Any possible errors or mistakes are yours. Basically, you’re on your own.

e-Tax the Overly Complicated Software

  • First you have to download etax, and then install it, and hope it works
  • It has be very time-consuming in the past.
  • You still have to register with myGov in order to use eTax.
  • Again, there’s no Tax Agent to check your Return for you.
  • So many questions to answer that don’t relate to you and your needs.
  • So many errors, and questions that can be frustrating. and time consuming.
  • Simple mistakes can cost you a big refund.

It’s a Trap (Admiral Ackbar)

The Tax Law is a complex area to understand. Its what we do for a living! We’re here to look after you, and your interests in order to take the worry out of the process.  The ATO targets different groups of people in order to audit them. and this year they are planning to match over 640 million transactions in 2013-14. Last financial year, the ATO undertook 450,000 reviews, and audits of individuals. It used data matching to raise $973 million in Tax Revenue from individuals being Audited.

Who uses Tax Agents like Refund Express?

Almost anyone can. and most Australians do. Because most Australians still trust their Registered Tax Agents to prepare their Tax Return correctly. and should Trust them more then the Governments “free Tax Return” options.

Refund Express Australia is an Australia Owned and Australian Run business.  We hire Aussies to support, and look after your Tax Return information.

For more information on myTax 2019, online tax return 2019, myGov 2019, Tax Return 2019 , or any other tax related matter, please call our professional accountant on 1300 768 284 . For more information please contact us at 1300768284 or you can email us atenquiry@taxrefundonspot.com.au

Work & You – Tax Refund on Spot

Being employed will mean you are accepting a compensation or a pay, and you could be full-time, part-time, casual, a contractual worker or expert. Be that as it may, what do they all mean? What’s more, how can that influence how you get paid – and how you are taxed?

Full-time

A man employed on a permanent premise, working the grant recommended least hours every week, paid consistently, and qualified for every one of the advantages and leave privileges.

Part-time

A man employed on a permanent premise, working consistent hours that are inside of a base and greatest characterized number of hours every week, and entitled for the advantages with respect to the quantity of hours worked. Part time representatives are entitled for the same working conditions as full-time representatives, including, by and large, the same hourly rate of pay.

Casual

Casual representatives take a shot at an hourly or regular schedule, however by and large work less hours than the conventional week by week working hours of a full-time worker. To make up for passing up a great opportunity for the advantages recompensed full and part time employees, additional stacking is added to casual’s pay. Casual employees can work the same number of hours or shifts as a full-time employee and still not be viewed as lasting. A few working environments however may be required to offer full-time work to an casual who works conventional hours after a certain maintained time of doing as such.

Contractor

As a rule, contractors (or consultants) are independently employed individuals utilized for a particular task, at a concurred cost, considering a particular objective, and regularly over a pre-decided time period. They set their own hours of work and deal with their own tax obligation. They aren’t paid a salary or hourly rate, and because they aren’t an employee, a contractor’s position is more effectively fired than a “permanent” employee. Being a contactor’s worker does have tax implication.

Payment

Wages and salaries are the most well-known sorts of employee payments. Wage is viewed as a pay if the work is standard and wages if it is not consistent. Both must be announced in full on your tax return – unless particularly exempted.

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How to Hit Your First Tax Return Deadline

There’s nothing like a deadline to inspire action. So if you’re preparing to lodge your first tax return online, here’s yours: October 31.That’s the date you’ll need to have the whole kit and caboodle sorted if you’re doing it yourself.

Figure out if you need to lodge

It is important to check, because even if you have a casual, after-school job you may not need to lodge a return,” says Australian Tax Office assistant commissioner Graham Whyte.

“For example, if you earned below the tax-free threshold and didn’t have any tax taken out by your employer throughout the year.”

If it turns out you don’t need to lodge a return, you’ll just need to fill out a non-lodgment advice form via the myGov website.

However, if your boss has been deducting tax from your wages, and you’ve earn less than $18,200 over the year, lodge a return as soon as you can. You should get your refund in 12 days or less.

Lodging online

The ATO has two different options. For straightforward returns, use MyTax on your tablet, smartphone or computer.

MyTax automatically fills out tax returns with information provided by employers, banks, government agencies and others. Just double-check the pre-filled information and add any missing details.

For more complex tax scenarios, E-tax is your best bet, and must be accessed online via a PC or Mac.

Creating your online account

If it’s your first time, you’ll need to create an online myGov account. Have your birth certificate, passport or citizenship certificate handy, and follow the steps.

Claim all you can

Self-preparers need to remember three golden rules, Whyte says.

“To get a deduction for a work-related expense you must have spent the money yourself, it must be related to your job and not a private expense and in most cases you must have a record to prove it.

“If you keep that in mind you can’t go wrong.”

For more information on myTax 2019, online tax return 2019, myGov 2019, Tax Return 2019 , or any other tax related matter, please call our professional accountant on 1300 768 284 . For more information please contact us at 1300768284 or you can email us at enquiry@taxrefundonspot.com.au

Are You Getting Government Assistance?

Through Centrelink, the government provides financial and other assistance to people under a variety of programs. Some common payments you may have heard of are austudy, Newstart, youth allowance, parenting payment (single) and CDEP, the Community development employment program (one of the largest Indigenous programs in Australia). Depending on your circumstances you may be entitled to one or more of these payments.

Many Centrelink payments are assessable for income tax purposes and need to be included on your tax return.

Other government pensions, allowances and payments are exempt from income tax, for example, the disability support pension (when paid to a person who is below the age pension age).

Tax offset for government payments

If you receive a taxable government payment you may be entitled to a tax offset called the beneficiary tax offset. A tax offset will directly reduce the amount of tax you pay. The beneficiary tax offset is available if you receive more than $6,000 of an assessable government payment in a financial year (that is, the offset cuts in at the point you go over the tax-free threshold and would otherwise have to start paying tax). If you have other assessable income you may still need to pay some tax.

To claim the offset you must enter the payment you receive at the correct item on your tax return. The ATO will automatically calculate the offset for you when we process your tax return.

The offset will only reduce your tax, it will not reduce any Medicare levy you may have to pay.

You may also be entitled to the low income tax offset.

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Withholding at Business Transaction

In Electronic Income tax return 2018, the clients need to declare their income from 1st July 2017 to 30th June 2018.  As of this, you can lodge your 2018 tax with us where you don’t have to worry about downloading this software or putting your precious time sorting out your tax return, or getting to open my govt account and linking to e-tax. You don’t have to go through lengthy process, you just simply pass these numbers to our qualified Accountant and he will do the job for you in minimum time with maximum benefit for you.

Lodging tax 2018 from us, you will get faster and simpler online tax return with all the expertise our accountant will get it for you, for your benefit. And ensure all the return are verified by certified and registered tax accountant.

For our customers, we will be open 7 days during the peak month i.e. June, July and August and don’t worry about our professional fee, you have the option to deduct our fee with the refund you get from your tax return which will be deductible in your next your tax return.

GET FREE Tax Refund estimate and Option of getting refund in 1 Hour, prior year Tax returns are also available, Just fill in your basic details on our website at www.taxrefundonspot.com.au or by emailing us on enquiry@taxrefundonspot.com.au we will check your employment history from ATO records, personal visit available at tax refund on spot.

We also have our separate department for Home loan, refinancing, car & truck loan.

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Deductions Allowed in Income Tax Return Lodgement

The ATO is centred around helping citizens get their deductions right, but at the same time they’re watchful for warnings that distinguish individuals who are doing the wrong thing. Here’s a list of deductions you usually can’t claim on your tax return.

  • Travel between home and work – which is generally considered private travel.
  • Car expenses – unless you are transporting bulky tools or equipment
  • Car expenses – that have been salary sacrificed.
  • Meal expenses – unless you were required to work away from home overnight.
  • Private travel – including any personal travel portion of work-related travel.
  • Everyday clothes – you bought to wear to work
  • The cost of laundering eligible work clothes – unless you can show how you calculated the cost.
  • Higher Education Loan Program – contributions charged through the HELP scheme.
  • Self-education expenses – where there is no direct connection to your current employment.
  • Phone or internet expenses – that relate to private use.
  • Tools and equipment that cost more than $300 – however, you can depreciate the cost over a number of years.

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Australian Taxation Office And MyGov Account

From late March 2015, the Australian Tax assessment Office (ATO) made it conceivable to interface a person’s myGov2018 record to their ATO account.

In this event that you have connected your ATO record to your myGov18 account the dominant part of your ATO letters and reports will come specifically to your myGov18 inbox, instead of through the post or to your expense operator. You will be advised by email or SMS, contingent upon your picked settings, that there is another message in your inbox.

Your assessment operator won’t be informed that they are being sent specifically to you, nor get a duplicate by post. On the off chance that you would incline toward your archives to go straightforwardly to your expense operator you should unlink your myGov18 account as takes after:

1. Go to your myGov account
2. Go to the Administrations page
3. Select the unlink symbol by the administration you wish to evacuate.

Sometimes it creates a lot of confusion and you need some professional help for your assessment, after all this is the mater of financials and your tax refund, it’s worth paying money to professionals rather than doing it by ourselves where the chances for errors are big.

If you have done something wrong with your tax return, it might become a headache for us as ATO and your return has been linked up with other authorities such as centre link, family tax benefits etc.

For more details, contact our professional and experienced accountants at TAX REFUND ON SPOT on the off chance that you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office on 1300 768 284.

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What Records are Kept for What Reason?

There are some documents that are mandatory for tax purpose during the end of financial year such as PAYG summaries, receipts, invoices and contracts.

If you don’t have your PAYG summary, then the recent two weeks pay slips can be used to calculate the estimate for your refunds.

These documents are preferred to be kept for at least 5 years from when you lodge your tax return, in case ATO asks to substantiate your claims.

What are the records you need to keep?

  • Contracts
  • Tenants and rental records
  • Receipts and invoices for equipment or asset purchase and sales
  • Receipts and invoices for expense claims and repairs
  • PAYG summaries from payers
  • Bank statements from companies
  • Summaries from investment funds.

If the total claim for work related expenses is $300 or more, a written evidence to prove the claim is mandatory.

And if the assets are acquired, keeping the records can be proved worthy as you may have to pay capital gains tax if the assets are sold in the future. Keeping records ensures that you don’t pay more tax than necessary.

The most important part about keeping the record is that the documentation must be in English, unless the incurred expense is outside Australia

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Capital gains on Australian assets

Foreign residents are taxed in Australia on income earned from their Australian investments.

For interest, unfranked dividends and royalties, tax is generally withheld in Australia at the time of payment. But if you receive rental income from Australian properties or capital gains from selling Australian assets, you must declare these amounts in an Australian tax return.

A capital gain is the difference between what it cost you to get an asset and what you got when you sold or otherwise disposed of it.

If you’re a foreign or temporary resident and you make a capital gain when you dispose of ‘taxable Australian property’, you may have to pay capital gains tax (CGT).

Taxable Australian property includes:

  • a direct interest in real property, or a mining, quarrying or prospecting right to minerals, petroleum or quarry materials
  • a CGT asset that you have used at any time in carrying on a business through a permanent establishment in Australia
  • an indirect Australian real property interest. This is an interest in an entity, including a foreign entity, where:
    • you and your associates hold 10% or more of it
    • the value of your interest is principally attributable to Australian real property.

Taxable Australian property also includes an option or right over one of the above.

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