Click Check for updates Click OK Enter a filename and your TFN (tax file number) Here they say that you don’t get fined if you make a mistake. Click next And Click Next again Click Next Again And Click Next again For more information about resident for tax purposes read below Fill in your information. All pretty straight forward. Click Next If you are an Australian resident for tax purposes you’re not getting taxed over the first $6000 of your income Leave blank if your last name hasn’t changed, Click Next Easiest to just click No Again just click no And again you just click no Enter your postal address Click OK If your home address is your postal addres tick the box Otherwise enter your home address Click Yes for obvious reasons Click Yes or No depending if you’re going to lodge another return in the future. Were you married? Yes or No Do you want the money deposited in your bankaccount? Yes or No Enter your bankaccount details Now you’re on the main screen. Go to Income -> Salary or wages and Click Yes Click Next Roughly fill in your occupation Take the information from your Payment summary or group certificate and fill it in here. Click Next Next steps are only usefull if you got some interest from Australian bank accounts Select gross interest More then $1 interest then you have to pay tax over it Select Yes or No. I’m missing a couple of screen shots here but it’s pretty straight forward just fill in the amount of interest you got over the year If you were stupid like me you can deduct the cost of your tax agent last year Progress summary starts filling up Time to enter your medicare information Just follow the questions it’s not hard just a lot of reading, you probably have to click No here. Did you have australian private health insurance? Click Yes or No How many children do you have? Click Next Yes or No. Probably No If you didn’t have a private health insurer just press Next Click Next again And click next Again That was it you just did your etax return. No all you need to do is lodge it. Either by printing it and sending it in or sending it online. Online is a pain and if this is your first tax return it’s not possible. See your checklist if you forgot something, in this case it’s all good. Go to Printing, only select tax return pages and click preview or print. Then click print, and there you have it 8 pages of info to send to the tax department (address below) For inside Australia the address is: Australian Taxation Office GPO Box 9845 In your capital City (<- don’t change this) For Outside Australia it is: Australian Taxation Office GPO Box 9845 Sydney NSW 2001 Australia No all that’s left is to post it. That was it you just saved yourself a couple of $100 in half an hour well done!
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