Commissioner of Taxation
Annual report 2015–16

Commissioner's review

Delivering a better experience

This year, we have been improving our digital services to provide the best possible experience with the tax and super systems for our clients, our staff and our partners. Our range of improved digital services is making it easier to access the right service, in the right way, at the right time.

Tax and super info on the go

Individual taxpayers, small businesses and self-managed super funds can now get tax and super information and tools ‘on the go’ with the ATO app.

Download it from your App store now. Learn more at
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MyDeductions saves time and makes claiming a refund easier

MyDeductions, in the ATO app, makes it easy to keep track of work-related expenses, donations, interest, dividends and other deductions all in one place as they occur – ready for tax time.

Learn more at
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Easy access with voice authentication

Voiceprint provides an added layer of security when using ATO online services from a smart phone or tablet. Users simply log in with their voiceprint for faster, easier access.

Enrol your voiceprint using the ATO app. Learn more at
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Pre-filling means easier and more accurate tax returns

When completing a myTax return, most of the information is already pre-filled. This saves time and acts as a reminder about income to declare and deductions you can claim.

Learn more at
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Lodging with myTax is quick, easy and secure

Lodging a tax return is faster, easier and more convenient than ever. MyTax is available 24/7. Helpful messages guide you through and refunds are issued faster — generally within 2 weeks.

Learn more at
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Connect to ATO online services via myGov

It’s now easy to manage tax and super using ATO online services through myGov. Receive mail electronically, update your details and link your ABN to access business services.

Learn more at

Supporting small businesses right from the start

New businesses receive help from the ATO right from the start – information to help manage and grow the business, including how to make best use of our new digital services.

Access the tools at

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A better experience with our website

It’s now easier and faster to find information on our website. We’ve removed duplication and complexity, improved content, navigation and the search function, and the site is improving every day.

See what’s changing at