11 May 06 Tax returns to be made easierIn a press release issued on 9 May 2006, the Minister for Revenue and the Assistant Treasurer, Peter Dutton, announced that the Government is providing the ATO with additional funding of $10 million over 2 years to accelerate the programme of allowing taxpayers to download various components of their income directly into their e-tax returns. The ATO run trials in 2007-08 and 2008-09 will allow taxpayers to download dividend distributions from share registers. The trial in 2007-08 will be available to individual taxpayers using e-tax. If successful, the ATO will extend the trial in 2008-09 to tax agents using the tax agent portal.
For a copy of the Minister's press release, No 2006/018, 9 May 2006, go here