Pop-up ATO kiosk at Rockingham Centre till Saturday

Tax returns without tears: Get expert help filling in your returns at an ATO pop-up kiosk at the Rockingham Centre.
Tax returns without tears: Get expert help filling in your returns at an ATO pop-up kiosk at the Rockingham Centre.

THE Australian Tax Office will have a pop-up kiosk at the Rockingham Centre today until Saturday to help residents get the most out of its digital products and services.

The Rockingham pop-up is one of many that the ATO will host across Australia throughout tax time 2017.

Assistant Commissioner Kath Anderson said the pop-up events would show the community how to simplify their tax affairs.

“Managing tax can be difficult sometimes. That’s why we’re getting out into the community and showing people just how easy and useful our digital products are,” Ms Anderson said.

“Our staff will be at each pop-up office to provide helpful tutorials and on the spot demonstrations.”

Ms Anderson said it was the perfect opportunity to learn about the ATO’s online lodgement tool, myTax, which is suitable for anyone who wants to lodge their tax return in a simplified, digital format.

“In addition to online tax lodgements, we also have a range of other online services to help people manage their tax and super affairs, including our myDeductions tool in the ATO app.”

“MyDeductions allows you to snap, save and store your individual income tax deductions in one convenient place. It is a great way to keep track of your expenses without having to worry about lost and faded receipts.”

Ms Anderson ATO’s digital services also provide a variety of other benefits.

“You can manage a range of personal financial information using our online services, available via myGov,” she said.

“It’s easy to lodge and revise activity statements, find and manage your super, and view your study and training support loan account balance.”

“Our staff will be able to show you how to set up a myGov account and link to the ATO in order to access our latest digital products and services.”

For more information on our pop-up kiosks, visit www.ato.gov.au/popup

The kiosk will be open 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 7pm Friday and 9am to 5pm Saturday.