Desperate ACT libraries offer themselves as a place to do your tax

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Libraries ACT is making tax time easier by providing access to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) e-tax 2014 program at each of their branches.

“We’ve made completing and lodging a tax return more accessible with the use of the e-tax 2014 program, which is now available on designated computers across our libraries,” said Vanessa Little, Director, Libraries ACT.

“Using e-tax is a quick and simple way to lodge a tax return. By hosting the program on our computers, we’re providing people with a secure place to use the program if they don’t have access to e-tax 2014 from home.

“You can book in to use one of the designated computers at the Belconnen, Civic, Erindale, Gungahlin, Kingston, Kippax and Tuggeranong libraries or either of the two designated computers at the Dickson and Woden branches.

“Our library staff are on-hand to assist with printing required pages and saving work to storage devices. We ask people to keep in mind that staff will not fill out tax returns on behalf of library patrons, as this needs to be done by the individual lodging the tax return.

“To make the most of the allotted time on the computer, I encourage people to come prepared with all of the documents and other information they will need to fill in their tax return and a storage device (such as a USB stick) to save their return documentation.

“Libraries are about more than books, and providing the resources for people to complete their tax returns is one example of the many free services we offer Canberrans,” Ms Little said.

To book an e-tax session on a designated computer, phone 6205 9000.

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