History of tax in Australia

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Taxes have changed and evolved over time.  Discover the changes made in the Australian tax system and explore the reasons taxes change.

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    As overseas travel became more common in the 1960s, the ATO stopped issuing tax clearance certificates (which had previously reminded Australians planning on travel that they must ensure they had paid all tax owed prior to leaving the country).

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A service that partially completes an individual's myTax return by automatically filling in information the ATO has received from employers, superannuation funds and financial institutions.

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