Spouse Contribution on myTax

Superannuation contributions on behalf of your spouse 2015

Did you make contributions to a complying superannuation fund or a retirement savings account (RSA) on behalf of your spouse (married or de facto) who is earning a low income or not working?

An RSA is a special account offered by banks, building societies, credit unions, life insurance companies and prescribed financial institutions. It is used for retirement savings and is similar to a superannuation fund.

You need to know

You will be entitled to a tax offset of up to $540 per year if:

  • the sum of your spouse’s assessable income, total reportable fringe benefits amounts and reportable employer superannuation contributions was less than $13,800
    • the contributions were not deductible to you
    • the contributions were made to a superannuation fund that was a complying superannuation fund for the income year in which you made the contribution
    • both you and your spouse were Australian residents when the contributions were made, and
    • When making the contributions you and your spouse were not living separately and apart on a permanent basis.

A spouse can be of the same or opposite sex and can include de facto relationships.

If you had more than one spouse during the income year and you satisfy the conditions for the tax offset for more than one spouse, the tax offset is the lesser of the sum of the tax offset entitlements for each spouse, or $540.

 Your spouse’s assessable income is the amount your spouse wrote at

TOTAL INCOME OR LOSS on their tax return, unless:

  • they had a distribution from a partnership or trust
    • they had income or losses from rent or business (including personal services income)
    • they had a capital gain or foreign source income,
    • they made a deposit into a Farm Management Deposit Scheme Account, or
    • They claimed a deductible amount for a foreign pension or annuity at item D11 on their tax return (supplementary section).

Your spouse’s reportable fringe benefits amounts and reportable employer superannuation contributions are shown on their payment summaries.

The tax offset is calculated as 18% of the lesser of:

  • $3,000, reduced by $1 for every $1 that the sum of your spouse’s assessable income, total reportable fringe benefits amounts and reportable employer superannuation contributions for the year was more than $10,800
    • The total of your contributions for your spouse for the year.

The tax offset for eligible spouse contributions cannot be claimed for superannuation contributions that you made to satisfy a family law obligation to split contributions with your spouse.

Completing this item

Step 1

Write the total of your contributions at Contributions paid item T3 on your tax return.

Step 2

If the sum of your spouse’s assessable income, total reportable fringe benefits amounts and reportable employer superannuation contributions was $10,800 or less, use worksheet 1.

If the sum of your spouse’s assessable income, total reportable fringe benefits amounts and reportable employer superannuation contributions was more than $10,800 but less than $13,800, use worksheet 2.

Worksheet 1 
Maximum spouse contributions eligible for the tax offset $3,000 (a)
Amount of contributions paid $ (b)
Write the lesser of (a) or (b). $ (c)
Multiply (c) by 18 and divide by 100.     $ (d)
Worksheet 2 
Maximum spouse contributions eligible for the tax offset $3,000 (a)
The sum of your spouse’s assessable income, total reportable fringe benefits amounts and reportable employer superannuation contributions $ (b)
Base amount $10,800 (c)
Take (c) away from (b). $ (d)
Take (d) away from (a). $ (e)
Amount of contributions paid $ (f)
Write the lesser of (e) or (f). $ (g)
Multiply (g) by 18 and divide by 100. $ (h)

Step 3

The tax offset is the amount shown at (d) on worksheet 1 or (h) on worksheet 2. Write this amount at A item T3. Do not show cents.

If you had more than one spouse during the year, complete steps 1 to 3 for each spouse. Your tax offset is the lesser of:

  • the sum of the tax offset you are entitled to for each spouse, or
  • $540.

Write this amount at A item T3. Do not show cents.

Step 4

Make sure you complete Spouse details – married or de facto on pages 8-9 of your tax return. Include your spouse’s taxable income at O, your spouse’s total reportable fringe benefits amounts at S and your spouse’s reportable employer superannuation contributions at A.

To work out your entitlement to this tax offset you would have used your spouse’s assessable income, reportable fringe benefits amounts and reportable employer superannuation contributions. However, because we use taxable income to calculate many other entitlements, we ask you to record your spouse’s taxable income (not assessable income) at Spouse details – married or de facto.

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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.

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Interest and Penalties

Australia’s revenue system relies on taxpayers provided that correct information to set up their tax liability and paying the correct amount of tax on time.

To ensure the system is fair for everyone:

  • General Interest Charge is applied to an unpaid tax liability from the date it was due to be rewarded until it and the accrued interest charges are paid
  • Shortfall Interest Charge is applied where an added amount of tax is payable because of an amended assessment
  • Penalties are imposed for conduct such as not taking logical care in claiming a deduction to which you are not entitled, or making a false or misleading statement.

The interest charges are planned to ensure that taxpayers who underpay their tax for a period don’t receive an advantage over those who have paid their tax on time, and to pay off the community for the impact of late expenses.

The penalty provisions are planned to encourage taxpayers to take reasonable care in complying with their tax obligations.

The law provides ATO with the flexible power to remit (partially or in full) interest charges and penalties in certain circumstances.

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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.

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MYGOV Linking

myGov is a fast and simple way to access government services online.

A secure myGov account lets you link a range of Australian Government services and access them all in one place.

When you create a myGov account, you’ll benefit from the following features:

  • myGov Inbox: a central and secure place where you can receive messages from:
    • Medicare
    • Australian Taxation Office
    • Centrelink
    • Child Support
    • Department of Veterans’ Affairs
    • National Disability Insurance Scheme

    Messages can include online letters, statements and other types of important information.

  • myGov Update Your Details service: a simple way for you to update your address and contact details in one place with participating member services
  • Manage ABN Connections: you can connect ABNs to your myGov account so that you can use your myGov username and password to access government business online services. Find out more on the Australian Business Register’s Manage ABN Connections information page
  • myGov security codes: single use codes that you can use to sign in to your myGov account instead of answering your secret questions. If you choose to turn on myGov security codes, we will send a myGov security code as an SMS to your mobile phone each time you sign in that you will need to enter into myGov to access your account. By turning security codes on, you will also be able to access Manage ABN Connections. Find out more from the myGov security codes information page
  • myGov Inbox forwarding trial: we are running a trial with Australia Post’s MyPost Digital Mailbox that lets you have copies of the messages you receive in your myGov Inbox, forwarded to your MyPost Digital Mailbox, along with other mail from participating organisations
  • A growing range of member services including:
    • Medicare
    • Australian Taxation Office
    • Centrelink
    • Australian JobSearch
    • My Health Record
    • My Aged Care
    • Child Support
    • Department of Veterans’ Affairs
    • National Disability Insurance Scheme
    • Victorian Housing Register Application

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MyTax Problems

myTax is system under MyGov whereby you can lodge your income tax return online through MyGov system. Mytax has replaced Etax completely and Etax is no longer in operation now

With Mytax, there is no professional help, you need to have good knowledge of tax laws specially tax deductions , offsets. You must use professional tax accountant if you tax return is complicated such as capital gain, rental properties, foreign income etc.

Lot of taxpayers complaint last year that system failed some time and they could not lodge mytax last year, some complained that they got refund after 1 month

We recommend that you try other option – our site and get free refund estimate from us and option of 1 Hour quick refund and then decide. We guarantee maximum legal tax refund.

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MyGov Tax return

There were  some problems seen with myTax  under MyGov last year.

Taxpayers complaint of system failures, refund being delayed and not able to lodge . Many of customers came to us and told us that they got no help during filling under Mytax and they need professional help now

But serious issues have emerged with the protection and operability of the location, with users grumbling of being fastened out of their accounts, outages and different glitches.
A storm of criticism was aimed in mid-2015 at the myTax portal, coupled to the myGov system, for its performance at the tip of the 2014-2015 fiscal year as legion taxpayers tried to end their tax returns.
We recommend use of Professional tax agents since our fees is fully tax deductible and you can claim our fees as deduction in next financial year

Moreover, you don’t pay anything upfront . Fees can be taken out of your refund. We also provide option of 1 Hour quick refund

For more information on Etax, myTax ATO, myGov and online tax return, please contact us at 1300 768 284 or you can email us at enquiry@taxrefundonspot.com.au

PROBLEMS IN MY TAX 2016

Customers have encountered lot of problems in using MyTax 2016.
Some of them are-:

– Long procedure of creating My Gov account
– Answering Strict ATO security question
– No help by Tax expert for any Tax queries
– ” Unresponsive script error” message coming on screen
– Taxpayers called ATO to fix issues and no answer by ATO
–  “we are experiencing technical issues error” while using Mytax
– “Currently testing is in progress on a possible repair to the issue ” message by ATO

In Nutshell, using MyTax requires lot of patience and very good Tax knowledge since there is no one to help you. ATO call center staff  are very busy in July-Oct and there is long wait (sometime 1 hour)

For more information on Etax, myTax ATO and online tax return, please contact us at 1300768284 or you can email us at enquiry@taxrefundonspot.com.au

Problems in MyTax ATO

Tax office has launched Mytax and has replaced mytax with E-Tax. So ETax will not be available in future. We will discuss some of the problems in MyTax as proposed by Tax Office.

(a) MyTax does not guarantee that all income – PAYG summary, interest, dividend is entered in tax return. Data is pre-filled but data will be entered only if it available. So the client has to check the pre-fill with actual figures since he/she may have more income that what is mentioned therein

(b) It is 100% Online system and there is no professional help available, So if you want to claim some expenses and you are not sure, then bad luck.

(c) If you claim wrong expenses or more extra deductions, you face penalties from Tax office. Tax office normally audits tax returns after 1-2 years, so be ready for ATO audit letter

(d) Normal tax refund timings is 2 weeks, So if you want money urgently, then there is no option.

We have solved all the above problems. Our fees is 100% Tax deductible, our accountant will legally maximize your tax refund and we provide 1 hour tax refund option

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