Tax Help

The Tax Help initiative is available August to October each year. If you have any questions or are in need of financial advice, please feel free to contact Guild reception on 9266 2900.

Have you been working?  Then you have been paying tax to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).  When you are a student every dollar helps so don’t leave those dollars unclaimed at the ATO.   

Tax Help is a FREE and confidential service available to all Curtin Students. Our volunteers have been fully trained and accredited through the ATO’s Tax Help initiative. Tax Help volunteers will help you complete your tax returns online. It takes approximately an hour and appointments can be made closer to the end of the financial year.

Not tax time but still have a tax question?  Make an appointment with our Financial Counsellor all year round.  Contact Student Assist here
 

Am I eligible for Tax Help?

You are eligible for Tax Help if your income is around $50,000 or less for the income year and you did not:

  • work as a contractor, for example a contract cleaner or taxi driver
  • run a business, including as a sole trader
  • have partnership or trust matters
  • sell shares or an investment property
  • own a rental property
  • have capital gains tax (CGT)
  • receive royalties
  • receive distributions from a trust, other than a managed fund
  • receive foreign income, other than a foreign pension or annuity.

What can volunteers help me with?

Volunteers can help you lodge your tax return online with myTax or claim a refund of franking credits.

If our volunteers work out that you don’t need to lodge a tax return, they can help you complete a non-lodgment advice.

Volunteers are unable to help you with amendments.

Appointments

If you’re eligible for Tax Help you will need to have a myGov account linked to the ATO. If necessary, our volunteers can help you link your myGov account to the ATO.

If you would like to book an appointment with a Tax Help Volunteer, you can drop by, call or email Guild Reception.

Guild Reception - Building 106F
T. 08 9266 2900 (or 1800 063 865 for country callers, toll free).
E: reception@guild.curtin.edu.au

Remember to bring these to your appointment:

  • your myGov user ID and password
  • your bank account details (BSB and account number)
  • your tax file number
  • an original or amended notice of assessment from any one of the last five years (the assessment needs to have been issued before 31 May this year)
  • income statements from all sources
  • all your receipts for gifts, donations and work-related expenses
  • details of any child support payments made
  • details of any losses on investments in shares and rental properties (net investment losses).
  • If you had a spouse (married or de-facto) at any time during the financial year, you also need to bring details of their taxable income or a reasonable estimate.