Joint Media Release

More Than One Million People Now Realising the Benefits of MyGov for Tax

MC 81/14

Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann
Minister for Finance
Acting Assistant Treasurer

Senator the Hon. Marise Payne
Minister for Human Services

6 August 2014

More than one million Australians are managing their tax through the convenience of myGov.

myGov links people directly to a range of Government services using a single username and password, making it even easier for people to lodge their income tax returns online.

In the past four weeks, more than one million people have already lodged their tax return using eTax and the new myTax, which is conveniently linked from myGov.

Since the start of the new financial year, there has also been an average of 40,000 Australians are creating their new myGov account every day.

Through myGov, people can link their online accounts for Medicare, Centrelink, Child Support, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the Personally Controlled e-Health Record System and the Australian Taxation Office.

Information about myGov can be found online at my.gov.au and details on eTax and myTax at ato.gov.au

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Media Contact(s): 

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