Want to submit your tax return electronically? The official 2009 e-tax program from the ATO is now available for download.
Last year, 2.2 milion Australians submitted their tax returns online using the software, doubtless attracted by the promise of 14-day refund turnarounds. If you’ve used the program previously, some details can also be pre-populated from previous returns.
The software remains Windows-only; Mac users can potentially use Boot Camp or other solutions, but trying the process on Linux via WINE sounds risky, frankly. The ATO also doesn’t support using e-tax with 64-bit Windows systems.
Hit the link for advice on installing and running the software securely, and be sure to check out what’s changed in tax this year, what deductions you’re entitled to and what documents you need to keep before submitting.