One poetic Australian taxpayer wrote to the ATO: 'Spring is sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where my return iz. My "rego’s" due, my cash is nil, a cheque from you would pay the till'.
Tax, Super + You is an educational online resource provided free of charge by the ATO. Teachers can use this resource to help their students improve their understanding of the Australian tax and super systems.
The resource is a complete learning management system. Its content aligns to the Australian Curriculum, focusing on secondary school students in years 7 to 12.
The resource incorporates:
- teaching and learning activities held within four modules:
- Tax 101 (the general context of what tax is)
- Your tax (personal tax)
- Business tax, and
- assessment activities, including quizzes, forums and tests
- digital interactives that provide an engaging learning environment for students to increase their understanding of issues concerning tax, for example the link between the tax system and the enrichment of the community.
Australia's tax system works on self-assessment. When a taxpayer completes their income tax return, they must show all of their income and only claim allowable deductions and tax offsets to which they are entitled. The ATO issues a notice of assessment based on the information provided in the tax return.read more glossary terms