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Tax Relief for Natural Disaster Victims from the ATO

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You might think you won’t catch a break when it comes to taxes.

The devasting effects of natural disasters interfere with your daily life and responsibilities. Earlier this year, the North Queensland natural disaster led to flood-wrecked homes and cattle losses amounting to over $1 billion; according to the Insurance Council of Australia.

Here’s important information you need to know when it comes to facing a natural disaster.

What’s a natural disaster?

First off, the ATO defines a natural disaster such as a cyclone, flood, bushfire, or storm. The ATO determines the affected areas by postcodes who receive assistance from the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). Any additional postcodes will be added once damage assessments have been finalised.

Click here to view the affected postcodes for the North Queensland disaster.

Otherwise, contact the ATO directly by phoning them at 1800 806 218 if you or your business is affected by a natural disaster outside of the postcodes.

Need more time?

Above all, the ATO knows that taxes are not your priority following a natural disaster. This means that they give you more time to lodge your return, pay, and respond to fulfill your tax obligations for individuals and employers.

For example, they allow the following: Read the rest of this entry »

The ATO Announces New Fuel Tax Credit Rates!

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Great news, fuel tax credit rates have increased this financial year!

For taxpayers who own a business in machinery, plant, equipment and heavy vehicles, you’re most likely dealing with fuel expenses. You can claim the fuel tax credit for those expenses.

The ATO announces new business rates for the fuel acquired from 1 August 2018 to 31 January 2019.

Below you can see the new fuel tax credit rates. Read the rest of this entry »

Introducing the New E-Lodge Mobile App

Lodge your tax return from the palm of your hand this season!

We can do it all from our phones; connect with friends on social media, order lunch, apply for a new job, find a babysitter for Friday night. Endless tasks are done through mobile apps. This is why our E-Lodge team chose to create an app where you can prepare and lodge your tax return. Just because you’ve been lodging tax the same way for as long as you can remember doesn’t mean it can’t keep up with what is happening now.

Let’s take a further look into everything the new E-Lodge app has to offer.


Prepare and lodge your tax return.

We’ve made lodging your tax return almost as easy as checking your Twitter feed! Okay, that may be a slight exaggeration, but it really IS easy. You’ll still have the ability to switch between your desktop, laptop, and tablet, picking up where you left off. Now you can add our mobile app to that list. This simplifies the process for you, letting you add in expenses or income that you remember when you’re on the go, or even lodge your tax return when you only have your phone with you. Just log into the app with your regular username and password, plug in any information you need to, save and go! Easy, right?


Use our Tax Calculators.

We offer two of our most popular website tools on the E-Lodge app: the tax calculator and the pay calculator. These two are both super helpful – depending on where we are in the financial year, beginning or end.

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E-Lodge & Trustpilot partner to spread the word!

For tax season 2015, E-Lodge has partnered with Trustpilot, an accredited online customer review website.


We already know our customers think we’re brilliant… and fast, but you don’t have to take our word for it. You can see for yourself!

Here are just a few among many of the positive reviews left about E-Lodge since the start of the 2015 tax season:


“Has always been simple, quick & easy! Return in my bank

within the period stated and no fuss at all.”


“I have used E-Lodge for the second time this year, I am impressed with the layout and easy to follow process. I found it simple to follow and finished my return in 25 minutes.”


“Efficient and good communication of status of return.”


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How To Lodge a Late Tax Return Online

Although it’s time to lodge your 2017 tax return, you still may need to lodge a previous year tax return.

With E-Lodge, it’s not too late to lodge your late tax return. In fact, you can get caught up on your late tax returns without being forced to leave home!

There’s no need to visit an accountant, you can do it all online! In fact, you’ll be able to prepare and lodge a tax return dating back to the 2006-2007 financial year!

Late Lodgement = Late Penalties

If you’re lodging a late tax return, you run the risk of incurring a failure to lodge on time penalty from the ATO.

You’re likely to face penalties if you fall within any of the following categories;

  • more than one outstanding return
  • a poor lodgement history, or
  • not complied with a request to lodge your tax return

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These Coupons are No Longer Valid. Contact Us For Current Promotions!

Hey there taxpayers, wondering how to save money on your 2014 tax return?

If you receive payments from Centrelink, we’re here to help you save on the cost of your 2014 tax return.

In fact, we have a special $10 coupon offer for anyone who receives the following Centrelink payments;

  • Newstart Allowance            
  • Youth Allowance
  • Austudy Allowance
  • Age Pension
  • Parenting Payment

If your income includes any payments mentioned above, find your unique coupon code below.

Receive Newstart Allowance?

Receive Centrelink Newstart Allowance? Here's a $10 Coupon!

Are you looking for work and receiving the Newstart Allowance from Centrelink?

If so, use this coupon code today! 



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Use Our E-Lodge Coupon Code if You Receive Newstart Allowance

Receive the Newstart Allowance? We want to help too.

If you are eligible and currently receive the Newstart Allowance, we have a special discount for you: take $5 off your E-Lodge tax return preparation fees!

Newstart Blog Coupon

We understand that looking for a new job can be tough. We wanted to reward you even further for sticking it out and continuing on your job search.


To use your E-Lodge coupon code today and save on your 2015 tax return preparation fee, follow these three steps;

  1. Create an E-Lodge account.
  2. Enter your information into the tax application and select your payment option.
  3. On the Payment Summary Page, enter the coupon code NEWSTART5 and click Submit.


Newstart Allowance Eligibility Criteria

The Newstart Allowance is designed for unemployed Australians to receive  payments from the Australian government agency known as Centrelink .

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Qualify for Age Pension? Save $10 on your Tax Return 2014

Australian Pensioners Can Save $10 on their Tax Return 2014 with E-Lodge!

Have you heard the latest news on the Age Pension requirement age increasing?

Within the next 20 years, the Age Pension eligibility age requirement will gradually increase from 65 to 70. Those born after June 1952 will be affected by the change.

If you’re already 65 (born before 1 July 1952), you’re in luck- the change won’t affect you. You’ll also qualify to take advantage of a special offer to save $10 on your 2014 tax return!

That’s right, we are offering pensioners a $10 coupon code to use towards their tax return preparation with E-Lodge. Here it is;

E-Lodge Coupon Code= PENSIONERS2014

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Used E-Tax in the Past? Try E-Lodge for your 2017 Taxes

Did you lodge with E-Tax prior year? If so, do you remember how much time you spent reporting your tax information?

One hour, two hours or maybe even the majority of your day? We’re sorry to hear you ended up wasting time that you’ll never get back.

We wouldn’t want you to make the same mistake twice. Instead, we want to offer you a better way to lodge your taxes. 

We Understand Doing Taxes Isn’t Fun

Let’s be honest…

  1. doing taxes isn’t fun
  2. your time is limited

So why spend unnecessary amounts of time lodging with a tax site that leaves you feeling frustrated and confused?

Although the law requires you to report your income, the law doesn’t require you to use the same tax service year after year. That means, you can learn from the past and choose a faster, more “user-friendly” online tax service this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Customers Select E-Lodge To Prepare their Tax Returns

It’s time to lodge your 2015 tax return. Before starting your tax return 2015, you should first ask yourself one question…

Ask yourself; “Do I really want to do my taxes with the same tax service I used last year?”

Here’s 5 reasons why countless customers believe E-Lodge is the better choice…

1. We’ll show you how easy doing your taxes online can be.

Doing your taxes doesn’t have to be frustrating. Instead, we make it effortless.

In fact, 2014 tax return customers found E-Lodge easier to use than any other tax service out there. Here’s what they had to say;

“Very easy to use. Last year I tried to lodge my taxes using the program “e-tax” and gave up. With E-Lodge it’s simple!” 

No matter what your age, you’ll find that it’s easier with E-Lodge; 

“I am a 70 year old who has just retired and find this system great and easy to deal with. Would recommend to anyone. With E-Lodge there is always someone to help if you have a hiccup”


2. You’ll have your tax return done within 15 minutes on E-Lodge!

If you’re a first time E-Lodge customer, you might find it shocking how quickly you can complete your tax return 2015. If you’re a returning E-Lodge customer, you’ll  also be delighted to see a new feature which auto-fills your prior year account information.

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