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TAX HELP FOR TAX TIME

Do you need assistance filling out your tax return? Tax Help and the Office of Member for Maribyrnong, Bill Shorten can help.

Tax Help provides free and confidential service for local residents needing assistance with their tax returns and will be operating from Mr Shorten’s Moonee Ponds office from August 2014.

“I am pleased that my office is able to host Tax Help again,” Mr Shorten said.

“This free service provides assistance to local residents who have difficulties submitting their tax returns and I encourage eligible individuals to contact my office.”

Mr Shorten said Tax Help could assist individuals with simple tax affairs who earn around $50,000 a year or less.

“Supported by volunteers who are fully trained and supported by the Australian Taxation Office, Tax Help can assist local residents on low incomes.”

“This may include - but is not limited to - seniors, students, part-time workers or residents receiving government payments.”

Appointments are limited, so those in need of assistance are urged to contact Mr Shorten’s Moonee Ponds office on (03) 9326 1300.

More information about the Tax Help program can be found at: www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Lodging-your-tax-return/In-detail/Getting-help/Tax-Help-program

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