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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 »

What If I Lost or Did Not Get My PAYG?

14 July is the deadline for your employer to issue you your PAYG.


What do I do if I have not received my PAYG by 14 July?

From where you stand, there are no obvious penalties you could impose on your employer. However, they are in fact subject to another deadline: on 14 August, they must have their complete PAYG report for all employees submitted to the ATO. If they fail to do so, they will be faced with a failure-to-lodge on time penalty.

With that out of the way, you still need access to your PAYG so that you can lodge your tax return on time. What can you do?

You have three options:

  1. Contact your employer. Give them the benefit of the doubt and consider that they have a lot on their plate and it slipped their mind.
  2. Wait until 14 August and give the ATO a call. Remember, that’s the deadline for employers to submit the full company report.
  3. See Can I lodge without a PAYG? below.


What if I have ceased employment with a company?

If you are no longer employed by a company as of this year, you may have a higher chance of not receiving your PAYG on time. Although these are documents generally compiled and mailed together, there tends to be a bit of tension between employees and their former employers. If bridges were burned or you’re simply out-of-sight, out-of-mind, you may need to step up and make a call to your former employer. Either way, your employer has 14 days to issue your PAYG from the date you make a written request.


Can I lodge without a PAYG?

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24 Reasons You Must Lodge a 2011 Tax Return

Let us list the reasons  you should still lodge that 2011 tax return.

Here are two scores of reasons you need to. We’ve grouped them so you wouldn’t have to wade through the whole list.

Australian Residents

If you were an Australian resident during 2010-11 here are 5 reasons why you should lodge: