Joint Media Release

More than 2.7 million Tax Returns Lodged via myGov

MC 119/14

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

Senator the Hon Marise Payne
Minister for Human Services

18 November 2014

More than 2.7 million Australians have used myGov to lodge their tax returns this year.

This was the first year people used their myGov account to lodge their income tax returns via e-tax or the new myTax service. myTax was developed for taxpayers with straightforward tax affairs. Over one million Australians used this new service.

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

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

Australians have created more than 3.4 million new myGov accounts since e-tax and myTax became available, bringing the total number of active accounts to 5.8 million.

myGov launched YouTube and Twitter accounts in September 2014. You can now follow myGov on Twitter @mygovau

Information about myGov can be found online at my.gov.au and details on e-tax 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