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Let’s compare myGov, Itaxonline and other tax return options: What’s the best one for you?

What’s the best way to do my tax return?

Let’s compare myGov, Itaxonline, and other tax return options: What’s the best one for you?

The ATO promotes a self-preparation tool for tax returns called myTax, which is included on the myGov website.

It might be difficult to know what to do as a taxpayer. Which tax return is ideal, and what are the alternatives?

Let’s compare the most popular tax return options including the ATO’s myTax…


ATO myTax

Old-Fashioned Tax Agent’s Office

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Your return will be reviewed and checked by two Itax accountants before lodgement – giving you the confidence it was done right.

Important Dates and Tax Deadlines

2022 Tax Return

For your income between
01 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

2021 Tax Return

For your income between
01 July 2020 – 30 June 2021

All Other Years

You can do your tax return right now, online, with friendly support

Who uses a tax agent service?

Most Australians do!

In fact, the majority of Australian tax returns are lodged with a tax agent.

It seems pretty clear that the ATO hopes more people will use myTax. How does the ATO promote that message?

Over time, the ATO has spent tax payer money on PR and advertising firms as well as “market research.” They pay a fee to have pieces written by media companies that you have paid for published in your preferred newspaper. Additionally, they spend tens of thousands of dollars on research and social media specialists who aim to change people’s behavior. The ATO’s annual report goes into depth on all of this. Even curriculum with assignments concerning MyGov has been included in schools.

The ATO keeps repeating the message, that people should all use myGov.

That’s funny, because the fact is, most Australians prefer to use a tax agent like Itaxonline.

The primary duty of the ATO is to collect taxes, not to refund them.

With the ATO, you’re on your own if you paid for costs associated with the job that may have qualified you for a bigger return. It is not the ATO’s responsibility to assist you in increasing your tax refund or to provide you with tax advice prior to filing your return.

Every day, more than 20,000 ATO personnel throughout Australia strive to implement the 5,743 pages of tax regulations. Their responsibility is to enforce tax rules and collect more tax money. Nearly every month, the ATO issues fresh alerts on new “compliance priorities” and new events that may result in an audit of your taxes.

How are normal Australians supposed to handle that?

Helping you get a fair go is a tax agent’s job. That’s why most Australians use a tax agent – and it’s why most of us ignore ATO ads telling us to self-prepare our taxes on myGov.

Who do you trust with your taxes?

By using a tax preparer like Itaxonline, you can take advantage of all the online conveniences while also knowing that your return was filed accurately and that you will get the most refund available.

Wouldn’t you rather think about how to spend your refund, and leave the tax homework to an expert?

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