This article is not sponsored – it’s just a discovery I found exciting.
For a lot of people, the thought of filing a tax return is deeply anxiety-provoking.
You know you’re going to be asked questions. Many of which you a) don’t understand, and b) don’t know the answer to, and you’re fairly certain that giving the wrong answers could cost you money and/or get you into trouble.
Yes, you could see a tax agent, but that costs money now – and that’s money you need for things such as food but also hobbies but mostly making bad impulse decisions.
This year, there’s a brand new solution that makes filing your tax return quicker and simpler. For the very first time, it can even be done from your mobile phone, so you can tick it off your list of things to do during those weirdly productive hours between midnight and 1am when you’re lying in bed.
Introducing the friend we never knew we needed: TaxBot.
TaxBot, a joint collaboration between mi-fi and inGenious AI, allows people to complete their tax return via Facebook Messenger in literally five minutes, and is fully compliant with the Australian Taxation Office.
Those with simple tax returns (if you own seven businesses and have four mortgages this might not be for you, but sorry you have enough things) can avoid expensive accounting fees and all the stress that comes with tax time. About 40 per cent of Australians have simple returns - including young people, singles, and those with low expensive claims - and these can all be filed with TaxBot.