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The Link between the ATO and Your myGov Account

Article By Adam Hurwood | | Accounting & Tax
myGov is a fast, simple way to access government services online. A secure myGov account lets you link a range of Australian Government services with one username and password, all in one place. One of the government services that can be linked is the Australian Taxation Office.

By linking the Australian Taxation Office to your myGov account, you will have access to information relating to your personal and superannuation matters. If you choose to link these two accounts, any correspondence that you, or your Tax Agent, would normally have received in paper form from the ATO will now be sent to your inbox in your myGov account.

A notification email or SMS will be sent to you indicating that you have new correspondence in your myGov inbox. To ensure you are always maintaining the best security measures, we advise not to click on any links in these notifications. We would advise you to login to your myGov account in the usual manner and navigate to your inbox from here.

The ATO have advised that once these two accounts are linked, your myGov inbox is now classed as your default preference to receive correspondence. Your Tax Agent will still have access to this correspondence via the ATO Online Portal, however your Tax Agent will no longer receive this correspondence in paper form.

To find out further information in relation to the myGov service and linking your ATO account, please refer to the ATO link below, or alternatively contact your Altitude Accountant for assistance.