Joint Media Release

Australian Taxation Office Joins myGov

MC 30/14

Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann
Minister for Finance
Acting Assistant Treasurer

Senator the Hon
Marise Payne
Minister for Human Services

6 May 2014

The Government announces today that the Australian Taxation Office's online services are now accessible through myGov.

myGov provides Australians with a quick and easy way to access online government services using a single log on.

The Australian Taxation Office's online services will now be faster, simpler and more accessible than ever before.

Australians can now link the Australian Taxation Office's online services to their myGov account and will soon be able to complete myTax or e-tax using myGov as their authentication.

The Australian Taxation Office's online services also allows people to complete a range of transactions, including updating personal details, keep track of their super, arrange to pay a debt and check the progress of their income tax return.

The Australian Taxation Office is the latest addition to the growing number of myGov member services.

People who set up myGov accounts can already link them to online member services from Medicare, Centrelink, Child Support, the Department of Veterans' Affairs, the National Disability Insurance Scheme and e-Health.

myGov saves people time and hassle when engaging with government online and we are pleased to welcome the Australian Taxation Office on board.

Ensuring easy, secure access to essential services is very important to the Government and myGov users can be confident that their personal information and records are in very safe hands.

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Media Contact(s): 

Minister Cormann: Karen Wu - 0428 350 139
Minister Payne: Henry Budd - 0429 531 143