The ATO has launched a new online service for individuals, which allows you to log in and update your details such as change of address, change of name, track your tax return and refund arrange for payments of tax debts etc.
Below is a Link to the Site:
To register for a secure login, you will be asked questions about your identity so that the ATO can confirm your identity.
Make sure that you have the following handy when you create your secure login.
- Tax File Number
- Date of Birth
If you need to update or check your details, phone the ATO on 13 28 61, then press 5, between 8.00am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday to speak with a customer service representative.
You will also need to provide the ATO with information from two different documents listed below. However, you cannot provide two shared secrets from the same type of document – for example, you cannot use two notices of assessment from different years.
- Notice of assessment
- Super account member contribution statement
- Bank account details
- PAYG Payment summary
- Centrelink payment summary
- Dividend Statement
This is a great new site, which allows you to manage your details with the ATO with minimal fuss. No more long waits on hold and transfer between departments to update your information. You will receive timely information on the progress of your refund and of any outstanding documents due to the ATO.
I still encourage you to speak with your accountant for any tax matters but this service will be a time saving process when dealing with the ATO.