Australian Taxation Office e-tax 2009 is now available!

The Australian Taxation Office [http://www.ato.gov.au] has released e-tax 2009.
 
e-tax from the Tax Office helps you prepare your income tax return, baby bonus claim or 30% child care tax rebate transfer advice electronically and then lodge online. It also allows you to download your Medicare financial tax statement details.
 
For more information and to download e-tax 2009, please visit [http://www.ato.gov.au/etax].
 
BEWARE OF PHISHING EMAILS!
Recently the Australian Taxation Office published a press release about an email scam [http://www.ato.gov.au/corporate/content.asp?doc=/content/00198056.htm] otherwise known within the IT industry as phishing. Now that we are in the Tax Time 2009 period (1st July to 30th October 2009), Australian taxpayers should remain vigilant about these types of emails.
 
As a first line of defense, users who have a genuine copy of Windows Vista with SP2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 should upgrade to Internet Explorer 8.0 to take advantage of the in-built phishing filter. To learn more about the IE8 phishing filter (SmartScreen), please visit [https://phishingfilter.microsoft.com/faq.aspx]. To learn how to recognise phishing scams and fradulent emails/hoaxes, please visit [http://www.microsoft.com/australia/protect/yourself/phishing/default.mspx].
 
 
 
Posted by: Eric Lam
Location: Canberra/Australia
Category: Computers and Internet
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