Student Connect is here to help take the challenge out of tax time by guiding you through your tax return.
Student Connect Tax Help is a free, confidential service for all students. Tax Help is run by ATO-trained and accredited RMIT student volunteers to help you sort through your tax troubles and give you tips for lodging your tax return online.
Tax Help is open Monday to Friday from August 22 - October 31.
You can meet with us face–to-face on City Campus or online via Microsoft Teams.
You are eligible to access Tax Help if your income is less than $60,000 and you do not:
There are a number of important documents and steps you will need to take to make sure you get the most out of your appointment with Tax Help.
*International Students – you will not be able to lodge your tax return unless you have applied for a medicare levy exemption via the Medicare Entitlement Statement form which can take a couple of weeks.
You will need a myGov account to lodge your tax return online. If you do not have a myGov account, register at MyGov or ask for help to register at your appointment.
Please bring the below documents (where applicable) to your appointment so we can help you get the most from your appointment.
Here are the documents you will need:
In order to lodge your tax return, you will also need to bring the documents below (where applicable to you):
During your appointment we may need to help you call the ATO. If so, you may need at least three of these extra documents:
Please note: Medicare, driver’s licence, and learners permit cannot be used together for proof of identity.
If you are experiencing financial hardship, RMIT is here to help. For more information and advice please contact a Student Support Advisor at Student Connect.
For more on financial advice please visit our financial support and assistance page.
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