Small businesses: Scammers only need basic details about your business to commit fraud in its name. Don’t forget to always secure your AUSkey, business records and all sensitive information.

Learn how to protect yourself, your staff and your business – check out our tips at [ Ato.gov.au Link ]
To ensure we can provide stable services for tax time, we need to undertake additional system maintenance in April and May. This work will allow us to progressively install our new data storage hardware, which will replace the equipment involved in major system incidents last December and February. Our offices and contact centres will also be closed during these times.

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Being reunited feels so good. Imagine getting back together with your share of billions of dollars in lost super.

Could some of it be yours? Don’t miss out on your retirement savings – learn how to find your lost super today. Go to [ Ato.gov.au Link ]
Renting out your property? Remember, no record = no deduction!

Keep good records for your rental property to make life easier at tax time. Learn what to hold onto and for how long at [ Ato.gov.au Link ]
Dodgy tax avoidance schemes can cost you. Contact us for advice if you’re approached about or caught up in a scheme. We can help. Learn more at [ Ato.gov.au Link ]
We’re all guilty of leaving things to the last minute sometimes, but your super shouldn’t be one of them.

Your super is one of your main sources of retirement income, so it pays to get it sorted early. We have a range of online tools and handy info to help you ensure you’re getting the super you’re entitled to – check out [ Ato.gov.au Link ]
Fran knows her tax file number is in there somewhere. She needs it fast.

Fortunately, Fran has a myGov account linked to our online services, so she can get her TFN in minutes.

Lost your TFN? It’s easier to find than you may think. Find out how at [ Ato.gov.au Link ]
The ATO contacted you! Or did we?? ????

If you’re not expecting a call or email from us, you might have been targeted by a scammer.

If in doubt, phone us on 1800 008 540 to verify the legitimacy of phone calls and SMS. Suspicious emails? Forward them to us at ReportEmailFraud@ato.gov.au

Remind your friends and family to stay vigilant. Find out more at [ Ato.gov.au Link ]
Thinking of applying for our 2018 Graduate Program, or know someone who is? If you have questions about the program, be sure to join our live Q&A session at 4–6pm AEST on Thursday 23 March. We’ll have our Program Managers and past graduates ready to answer your questions!

RSVP and view the event details below. We hope to see you there!

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Coming to you LIVE from our tax essentials small business workshop in our Mount Gravatt office, Brisbane
A reminder for all small business owners.

Is your tax practitioner registered?

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Turn your myGov Inbox into your personal assistant!

If you’re self-employed and link your myGov account to our online services, you can get email or SMS alerts when new messages about your BAS and PAYG instalments are available.

Find out how to get set up today. Go to [ Ato.gov.au Link ]
To continue our celebration of International Women’s Day, our Chief Risk Officer Cath Mulcare has reflected on what the theme ‘Be Bold For Change’ means to her.

‘The boldness we really need for change is to release ourselves and others from our fears. We are powerful beyond measure. We should embrace and empower this boldness and power in those around us.’

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Today we’re celebrating International Women’s Day 2017. The theme this year is ‘Be Bold For Change’!

Our Chief Service Delivery Officer Melinda Smith has reflected on what being bold for change means to her:

‘Change forces you to learn a lot about yourself. A change in your professional life can only be made successfully once you determine what is important to you, where you want to head and...
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The myDeductions tool in our ATO app is now available for sole traders!

If you’re self-employed, you can now record business income and expenses on the go using your smartphone or tablet. Log your work-related car trips, business repairs and maintenance, motor vehicle expenses and more!

See what the tool has to offer you at [ Ato.gov.au Link ]
Don’t miss out on money you’ve earned – apply for a tax file number (TFN) before you start working! Without a TFN, you may be taxed at a much higher rate than necessary

It’s easy to apply for a TFN – check out your options at [ Ato.gov.au Link ]

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If you’re interested in helping others in your spare time, consider becoming a Tax Help volunteer this year.

You don’t need any special experience, as training is provided. It’s a great way to support your community for a few hours each week between July and October. As a volunteer, you’ll help people to complete and lodge simple tax returns online.

Find out more at [ Ato.gov.au Link ]
Applications are now open for our 2018 Graduate Program. Are you ready to shape a bright future? Let us help you work out if our Graduate Program is right for you.

Join us here for our live chat session from 4–6pm AEST (5–7pm AEDT) on Thursday 23 March 2017. Our Program Managers and past graduates will be available to answer your questions about our 2018 Graduate Program.

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Just started an apprenticeship or new job? If you’re over 18 and earning $450 or more per month, your employer must pay you super.

Check out our super tool to make sure you get what you’re entitled to! Go to [ Ato.gov.au Link ]
Applications are now open for our 2018 Graduate Program! If you’re in your final year of uni or graduated within the last three years, this could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

Our Graduate Program offers you a career, not just a job. Find out if you’re eligible and how to apply at [ Ato.gov.au Link ]