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Lodging Your Tax Return Is A Hell Of A Lot Easier Now

Tax time just became a lot less stressful.

We’re quickly approaching the end of the current financial year and that means another round of “oh god, I have to do my tax returns now, such a pain in the ass.”

Now this isn’t a big issue for accountants (since they know how to do this) or those fancy people who hire accountants but for those who have to do everything themselves, this can be a time-consuming task that’s rife with “what the hell am I even doing?” moments.

But luckily for most non-accountant people, lodging your tax return is a hell of a lot easier thanks to a small but super-helpful change to how you receive your end of financial year summary info.

Thanks to a new employer tax reporting system called Single Touch Payroll (STP) that was introduced this financial year, your end-of-year summary info (which is now called an income statement) will now be filed away on your MyGov account, meaning there’s no need to wait for several weeks or months for your employer to send those deets in the form of a group certificate to you since they can now do it all online.

Your year-to-date tax and super info will be kept up to date on your MyGov every time you get paid, which makes record-keeping far easier than the shelves of paper that you currently have.

So in short, everything you need to lodge your tax return is now in one convenient spot on your MyGov account, you now have an online record of your year-to-date tax and super deets, and you no longer have to wait forever for your employer to finalise group certificates before you lodge your tax returns.

Huzzah!

Heads up though because this new change may not be available for everyone as not all employers are reporting through STP, meaning you’ll still be stuck with the stress of waiting for a payment summary to be sent to you. You also technically don’t need a MyGov account to have all this info but you won’t be able to see anything until you get one so those who don’t have an account should quickly sign up. It doesn’t take long and will make life so much easier.

As for those with accountants, they’ll know exactly what’s going on already so no need to worry about anything. Besides, you’re paying them to worry about this stuff for you anyway.

Happy tax return lodging, everyone, and may the odds be ever in your favour. Or you could just leave it again until next year and let future you worry about it.

Robert Pattinson Says He Smells Like A Crayon And I Need To Know Which Colour

Another wild yarn from R-Patz.

Robert Pattinson has gained quite a reputation for spinning wild yarns during interviews, but his most recent comments on his body odour have me truly shaken.

In a recent interview with Allure the star of the upcoming The Batman film said, “Lots of people tell me I smell like a crayon.”

The interviewer – understandably bewildered by this statement – then asked, “Like you’re made of wax?”

To which R-Patz responded, “Yes! Like I’m embalmed.”

I have so many questions. What colour crayon does Pattinson smell like? What brand? Is he using lots of crayons? And most importantly, who are these multiple people who are telling him he smells like crayon!? Is that an insult, or a compliment?

It’s not the first time Robert Pattinson’s scent has come up in conversation. Back in 2009, E! News reported that an unidentified source who worked “very closely” with the actor on New Moon said “he stinks.”

“I mean, it’s awful,” the source said. “He never showers, and it drives people on the set crazy.”

“He completely reeks,” an unidentified crew member added. Yikes.

It’s been over a decade since then, so we can only hope Robert Pattinson has swapped his lack of showering for an obsession with crayons. 

Speaking of celebrity scents, celebrity tattoo artist Lauren Winzer dishes on what Post Malone smells like on It’s Been A Big Day For…below:

During his interview with Allure, Pattinson was also asked about being recently named the “most handsome man” in the world according to science.

“It’s weird,” he said. “I never was really up for the good-looking-guy roles, because I’ve always been quite awkward when meeting people.”

“My Harry Potter role was a good-looking guy, and it was a shock that it was quite easy to get. And then in Twilight, [Edward is] beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. When I turned up for the auditions, I had done a job where I’d dyed my hair black, because I had an inch and a half of roots, and I had waxed my body. And then I had a few months where I’d been drinking beer all day, so I had this hairless, chubby body. I looked like a baby with a wig on.”

Hairless, chubby, waxed or smelling like a crayon – we’ll take Robert Pattinson any which way.

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