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8 Benefits of Lodging Your Tax Return Online

As the EOFY steadily approaches, it’s that time of the year again when you start thinking about your Tax Return. Do you owe the ATO some tax, or are you betting out on a big ‘Christmas in July’ tax refund? Either way, you want to make sure you maximise your money for the best results – here we explain why lodging your Tax Return online is the way to get that done!

What Are The Different Ways To Lodge Your Tax Return? 

There are a few different ways to lodge your Tax Return. There’s a broad population in Australia and everyone has to lodge some form of tax (minus children of course), so Tax Returns have to be able to be filled out by everyone. As such, you can lodge your Tax Return in the following ways: 

  • Sending physical documents to the ATO
  • In person with a tax agent 
  • Online with with the MyGov
  • With an online tax agent (like One Click Life!)

4 Features Of Lodging Your Tax Return Online

Before getting into the benefits, let’s talk about the features that an online Tax Return with One Click Life has. These features will create your benefits, and they include: 

  1. It’s possible to lodge on any device you want with an internet connection
  2. You can do it whenever you want, wherever you want
  3. You can lodge with or without a tax professional
  4. It can take as little as 5 minutes to complete 

8 Benefits Of Lodging Your Tax Return Online 

So, with the 4 points listed above, there are 8 benefits you will reap by doing your Tax Return online with One Click Life. These benefits include: 

Benefit 1: You Will Save Time On Your Tax Return 

Because you can do your Tax Return anywhere, and at any time, you will be able to save a lot of time. 

For example, if you are a full-time worker and you need to get to your in-person tax agent, who also works the same full time hours as you, that pretty much leaves you with two options – trying to get a lunch-time appointment or taking time off work. With tax agents booking up quickly, it will also take a lot of time trying to find an available appointment! 

Additionally, if you have to hand-fill-in your Tax Returns and send them off to the ATO, that is also a lot more time consuming.

If you could instead do your Tax Return from the comfort of your own home, after work, when you are ready, it’s easy to see how you would save a lot of time. 

Benefit 2: Don’t Need To Waste Your Money

The inconvenience and time taken for an in-person Tax Return and ATO hardcopies will cost you money. It’s an old cliche but it’s true, time is money. 

If you had to take an afternoon off work, & drive across town, especially with the cost of fuel right now, it all adds up.

Additionally, in-person tax agents can often be more expensive than online tax agents. 

Benefit 3: It’s Better For The Environment 

We’re not trying to Green-wash here, but we are all environmentally conscious these days – we have to be. If we aren’t, our beautiful planet isn’t going to be around for too much longer. 

By doing your Tax Return online, you save yourself the hassle of having to print things out and ultimately have a more positive impact on the environment.

Additionally, you aren’t putting the environmental cost on the planet by travelling around in your car to get your in person Tax Return done. (insert electric car ad here 😁)

Benefit 4: It’s Far Less Effort 

You might already be dreading doing your Tax Return because it’s too much effort, let alone organising a time and day to go see your tax accountant in person.

One Click Life offers online Tax Return options that allows you to lodge your Tax Return from the comfort of your own home in minutes. 

Life… made simple. 

Benefit 5: Avoid Mindless Repetition 

Just thinking about filling out the same form over and over again is enough to give anyone a headache. Our online Tax Return process includes pre-saved and autofill features that automatically populate your PAYG details, saving you the hassle of having to manually enter in your details. 

Beats signing your name 20 times, and putting your DOB, address & contact details in over and over again. 

Benefit 6: Easily Correct Your Mistakes 

What do you think is easier, trying to constantly white out or erase a physical document, or simply pressing the backspace button a few times? 

When doing your Tax Return, you’re more than likely going to make a mistake here or there. The perks of doing your Tax Return online will allow you to easily correct any mistakes you made at the push of a button. 

Also, if you forget to add something important after hitting the ‘Lodge Button’, you have 2 years to amend your lodgement. Simply contact our Numbers Geeks & they’ll help you get it sorted.

Benefit 7: All Your Tax Details in One Convenient Place

In most cases, your employer has probably already sent your tax information to the ATO or sent you your group certificate digitally. This means all your tax information will be automatically uploaded when completing your Tax Return online.

In addition, you’ll be able to find past PAYG statements, superannuation details and any other documents, such as health insurance statements, in one convenient location. 

Benefit 8: No Appointments Required

Do you hate trying to sort your schedule to someone else’s time? Do you get frustrated trying to book an appointment but the times you want aren’t available? 

The luxury of being able to lodge your Tax Return online means you can do it from the comfort of your couch, no appointments or travel time needed! Here is how you can lodge your Tax Return online in 5 simple steps.  

A Common Misconception Of Doing Your Tax Return Online 

Some argue that the downside of doing your Tax Return online is that you don’t get any help and that you will never do it correctly without an in-person tax accountant. 

This is wrong! 

Our How-To-Tax guide walks you through the process step-by-step. and our friendly highly qualified Numbers Geeks (tax professionals) can be contacted anytime throughout the process. You can simply click on the speech bubble icons or type a message to “Ask for Help” – the crew will respond as fast as possible and you’ll be notified when they have responded. . They can even help you with claiming deductions and maximising your tax refund. Piece of Cake!

With a platform like One Click Life, you can enjoy all of the benefits of an online Tax Return, without having to figure out things on your own. 

Who Will Do Your Tax Return For You? 

If you want a quick, easy, surefire way to make sure you claim all of your expenses in your Tax Return, then look no further than One Click Life. We offer you a platform to view all of your life admin in one place with the help of some of the best professionals in the industry. Lodge your Tax Return online with us for one of the best online Tax Returns in Australia!

We know how time-consuming and tedious Life Admin can be. Our app is a fuss-free digital finance solution offering people a much simpler way to organise, track and manage all Life Admin from one convenient dashboard.

Let us take care of life’s essential tasks so you can spend more time doing the things you love.