2018 Tax Help Program

Tax help sessions are being arranged for 2018 at Spearwood Library, Coolbellup Library and Success Library. Tax Help is a service run by the Australian Taxation Office in many community centres and is staffed entirely by trained volunteers.

If you earned around $60,000 or less in the 2017/18 tax year and meet some other criteria, you will be able to book a session. Check your eligibility before contacting the library.

You should also have a MyGov account registered to save time. To find out about and to create a MyGov account, go to the MyGov website.

Sessions are available at all three of the Cockburn Libraries branches as follows:

  • Coolbellup Library: Thursdays (4pm or 4.30pm) and Saturdays (9am, 9.30am, 10am, or 10.30am), beginning 19 July 2018.  To make a booking contact Coolbellup on 9411 3830.
  • Spearwood Library: Tuesdays 11am – 2pm and Saturdays 9am – 3pm, beginning 21 July 2018. To make a booking, contact Spearwood on 9411 3800.
  • Success Library: Friday mornings, 9am – 2pm, beginning 27 July 2018. To make a booking, contact Success on 9411 3840.

Things to bring with you when you come to your Tax Help 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.

[Post updated on  12 July 2018]