Individuals to lodge tax returns electronically

From July 19, Australian individuals will be able to lodge their tax returns electronically using a new system that was trialled last year.

Late last year the Australian Tax Office (ATO) trialled "e-tax" -- a new income tax return preparation and lodgement system that saw users downloading e-tax software, filling in a tax return on their PC and lodging the return with the ATO via the Internet.

The software will be available from the ATO's "Individuals" Web page from July 19.

According to Australian Electronic Initiatives, the contractor which developed the system, e-tax will provide individual Australian tax payers with a secure and fast process for lodging their tax returns.

The software incorporates a number of features such as the ATO's validation checks, a key word search facility and a help function.

Minimum requirements for last year's e-tax system was a PC with Windows 3.1 or later, access to the Internet and either Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer versions 3 or above.

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