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Some guidance on tax return please

Old Aug 3rd 2012, 11:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Tramps_mate View Post
You can't do Etax in your first year however.. Which I discovered.

Paid accountant 80 dollars and it took ten mins with a nice rebate too!
We did eTax in our first year.

Got a refund too! Expecting the same this year.
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How did you do it? Mine wanted the previous years something number and couldn't access the secret info! Baffled me! Then the accountant said you couldn't do year 1 on it but next year should be no probs. I filled 99% of it in too but couldn't finalise it..
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How did you do it? Mine wanted the previous years something number and couldn't access the secret info! Baffled me! Then the accountant said you couldn't do year 1 on it but next year should be no probs. I filled 99% of it in too but couldn't finalise it..
Last year's one was different. We had already been to Centrelink with all our IDs because of the floods etc... so when we filled them in, they already had our proof of ID, according to my wife.

This year's one required last year's reference number which when entered allowed us to complete. So maybe this year's one won't allow other ID or something, which is quite possible as it looks completely different to last year's one.
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Originally Posted by Tramps_mate View Post
You can't do Etax in your first year however.. Which I discovered.

Paid accountant 80 dollars and it took ten mins with a nice rebate too!
You should be able to do it the first year, think you can verify it with your bank account details & there are a couple of other ways too. Did mine electronically the first time and did Bernie's too so it must be possible.

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=674716 - that thread has the ways you can verify identity for anyone who needs it, I knew I'd done this before!!

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You should be able to do it the first year, think you can verify it with your bank account details & there are a couple of other ways too. Did mine electronically the first time and did Bernie's too so it must be possible.

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=674716 - that thread has the ways you can verify identity for anyone who needs it, I knew I'd done this before!!
Yes! That's it.
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guys thanks for replies...still not done it .. called h& r block ,, they want nearly $300 .. i really think it should be straight forward..
i have been cleaning 6 months, no outlays. abn,
hubby has group certificate..
my only query the centrelink and medicare.. plus do we put each others tax information on the etax from...?
hubby did it last year, but this year ..maybe harder
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Old Aug 29th 2012, 4:08 am
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guys thanks for replies...still not done it .. called h& r block ,, they want nearly $300 .. i really think it should be straight forward..
i have been cleaning 6 months, no outlays. abn,
hubby has group certificate..
my only query the centrelink and medicare.. plus do we put each others tax information on the etax from...?
hubby did it last year, but this year ..maybe harder
It is straightforward. There's a section where they ask for the basic details of the spouses info. You should also be able to get the Centrelink and Medicare loaded from their sites so you don't need to think about them.
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Old Aug 29th 2012, 6:52 am
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Originally Posted by rackcatt View Post
guys thanks for replies...still not done it .. called h& r block ,, they want nearly $300 .. i really think it should be straight forward..
i have been cleaning 6 months, no outlays. abn,
hubby has group certificate..
my only query the centrelink and medicare.. plus do we put each others tax information on the etax from...?
hubby did it last year, but this year ..maybe harder
You can do Etax in year 1, you just can't prefill it with bank details and income details. This will happen in year 2 if you want. There are sections in it where it asks you for information and whether you want to download medicare details. As you can't prefill, this needs to be done manually.
Yes it will ask you if you are married and for your hubby's taxable income
Suggest you download and see if you get stuck then you can ask specific questions?
If your hubby did it last year, he should be able to prefill his details - this gives income that the tax office holds already completed into etax. Work with his first as it should be easier and then go from there.
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Old Aug 29th 2012, 9:25 am
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Called accountant today, she said we don't need to put centre link or Medicare stuff in ..? So I'm well confused.com.
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Called accountant today, she said we don't need to put centre link or Medicare stuff in ..? So I'm well confused.com.
If you've not had any specific claims on Centrelink or gone over a specific amount with Medicare there's nothing to include. ATO know what Centrelink have given you on your TFN. If you've had stacks of medical expenses, then you can add everything else - prescription, paracetemol wise.
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Old Aug 29th 2012, 11:41 am
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Thank you... Going to give it a go xxx
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