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23 June 2021

Need help with your tax return? Speak to a Tax Help volunteer on campus

Tax time is upon us once more! If you could you use some advice or help with preparing and lodging your tax return, we encourage you to book an appointment to visit a DUSA Tax Help Centre on campus from July. 

We’ll provide you free help on simple tax matters

The Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) Tax Help service is designed to help students complete their tax return online with the myTax system. Our Tax Help volunteers are Deakin students who, having been trained and accredited by the ATO, can provide you free and confidential help to lodge your tax return via MyTax.

You are eligible to complete your tax return via MyTax if you earned around $60,000 or less in the past financial year and your tax affairs are relatively straightforward. 

Consider seeing a Tax Help volunteer at Deakin if you need:

Deakin Tax Help volunteers will help you use the myTax system which prefills your tax return, giving you confidence that you have included all income received. They will also help you claim any deductions and offsets you are entitled to.

Come and see us!

If you have simple tax affairs and earn around $60,000 or less a year, we encourage you to meet with one of our Tax Help volunteers for advice. Tax Help volunteers are available at the Burwood, Waterfront and Waurn Ponds campuses from July to October but you must book an appointment.

If you are eligible for Tax Help and use email, you will need a myGov account linked to the ATO to begin completing your tax return with one of our Tax Help volunteers. If you have not done this already, don’t stress – our student volunteers can help you create your myGov account and link it to the ATO when you visit. Please note if you don’t use email our Tax Help volunteers can still assist.

To find out more about your eligibility for Tax Help and to book an appointment, see the Tax Help Centre webpage on the DUSA website or call Student Advocacy and Support Services on 03 9246 8615.

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