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Should I Lodge Online or Find A Tax Accountant?

Are you looking for a tax accountant?

Many taxpayers are searching for a tax accountant near their area to lodge their tax returns. However, what would you say if you could lodge right from your bedroom?

Check out these steps on how to easily lodge your tax return online and tax tips on how to choose a tax accountant. Afterward, you can choose which option is right for you.

What about saving time? 

With E-lodge, our tax preparation services provide you with a user-friendly site, with which you can enter all the information. Unlike online tax services who you are paying for the complexity of your return, private accountants charge higher flat fees per the hour you are spending on your tax return.

On top of that, you don’t need to leave your home or can even finish your tax return on your lunch break. Here’s how to lodge your return online with us: Read the rest of this entry »

Use Our 2017-2018 Tax Calculator to Figure Your Refund!

income tax calculator 2018

Don’t let procrastinating hold you back.

Many Australian taxpayers are still lodging their tax returns, so don’t feel left behind. If you’ve been busy with work or overall hesitant about lodging, we’re here to make it easy for you.

Use our simple 2017-2018 Australian Tax Calculator to know what you’re getting at the end of the tax year.


Plug in your numbers and you’re good to go.

To use the E-Lodge Tax Calculator, all you need to do is follow these simple steps: Read the rest of this entry »

Claiming Newstart Allowance & 6 Other Job Search Tips

Finding a new job can be time-consuming and stressful. We can help!

Job hunting? You may have emailed your resume to countless employers, completed multiple applications, and maybe even nailed a few interviews. If you haven’t yet received a job offer,  keep trying and remind yourself of the Japanese proverb:

“Fall seven times, stand up eight”.


Now for some tips & tricks for your job search. Because you deserve it!

Can you imagine lodging your taxes in as little as 10 minutes so you can get back to job hunting? Now you can with E-Lodge.

Not only do we want to offer you a quick and inexpensive way to complete your taxes, but we’ve gathered together a few tips that might help along your job-hunt journey. (We weren’t joking when we said we wanted to help!)

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How To Claim Centrelink Carer Payment

Hey there Carers, you may be eligible to receive financial support from the government!

Caring for the elderly or devoting your work to care for someone with a disability or illness is not always easy. Especially financially.

Luckily, the Australian government offers financial support to Australians who provides constant care to those;

  • with a severe disability
  • with an illness
  • of frail age

If you already receive the carer payment, don’t forget to report your carer payments received on an Australian Tax Return. Read the rest of this entry »

Who Can Receive Disability Support Pension Payments?

If you received disability support pension in 2013-2014, you’ll need to report it on a 2014 tax return.

Do you, a friend or a family member have a physical, intellectual or psychiatric condition? If so, you most likely know  the importance of receiving financial support.

There’s bills to pay, food to buy, and fees that go along with medicine and treatment. Without being able to work, how can these items be paid for?

Luckily, the Australian Government offers financial support to those with disabilities via the Centrelink Disability Support Pension.

Keep in mind if you or someone you know receives this payment, it must be reported on an Australian tax return.

What Is Disability Support Pension?

Disability Support Pension is financial support for people who cannot work  because they are limited by any of the following;

  • a physical condition
  • a intellectual condition
  • a psychiatric condition
  • permanent blindness

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How To Claim Widow Allowance as a Senior Australian

In order to claim the Widow Allowance you must have been born on or before 1 July 1955

If you’ve experienced the loss of a loved one, then you know first hand how difficult it can be. Not only emotionally, but in some cases, financially.

More specifically, losing your spouse can be devastating.

If you have in fact lost your spouse,  you may qualify to receive Centrelink Widow Allowance  payments.

Keep in mind, you’ll need to report any payments received from Centrelink on your Australian tax return. Before doing so, click the link below to find out if you’re eligible to save $10 on your 2014 Tax Return;

How To Save $10 While On Centrelink

What is the Widow Allowance?

As described on the Australian Government Human Services website, the Widow Allowance offers financial help to women born on or before 1 July 1955 with no recent workforce experience that have become widowed, divorced or separated since turning 40.

Who Qualifies to Receive the Widow Allowance?

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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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