A helping hand with your tax

FOR the 33rd year in a row, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has launched the Tax Help program, a free and confidential service that assists around 30,000 people with simple tax affairs each year.  

Assistant commissioner, Tim Loh, explained that the program relies upon more than 750 dedicated ATO-trained community volunteers. 

“We know that for some, tax can seem overwhelming. The ATO is here to help, giving you support you need to get it right this tax time,” said Mr Loh. 

Generally, the Tax Help program is open to anyone with simple tax affairs, earning around $60,000 or less in salary or wages. You can find out the full eligibility requirements online. 

To take advantage of this program from July 19, all the way through to October, make an appointment by calling us on 13 28 61.  

The Tax Help program also supports Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, providing support and assistance in many community languages.  

Taxpayers who are not eligible for Tax Help may be able to access the National Tax Clinic program, a government-funded initiative to help those who may not be able to afford professional advice and representation with their tax affairs.  

More information about the Tax Help program is available at:  ato.gov.au/taxhelp