How the ATO is teaching our kids about tax

How the ATO is teaching our kids about tax


Having a good knowledge of the Australian tax and super systems is important, this is why The School Education Program works with parents and teachers to help educate students. Tax, Super + You is an ATO initiative designed to help teach students about tax and superannuation. Since being updated in 2015, the Tax, Super + You website offers modules available to the public and extra quizzes and forums for students when you create an account.

Tax, Super + You
This resource is split into four modules that are targeted to different areas of the tax and super systems.

  • Tax 101 introduces the basics of paying tax and what it then gets spent on
  • Your Tax highlights what an individual needs to do such as filing a tax return
  • Business Tax shows what tax means in a business context and what types of tax businesses would have to pay
  • Super explains the different elements of super and why it is important

Tax, Super + You is available all year round, you can apply for a teaching kit on their website.

The Competition
Since 2017, Tax, Super + You runs a competition for high school students from years 7-12 in which they come up with new and creative ways to explain tax and super to young people. Students create a multimedia piece that engages youth and teaches them about tax. Split into Junior and Senior Secondary, cash prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as well as a People’s Choice Award. The competition will run again later this year

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Darren is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience, including working in the big 4 and medium sized firms before becoming a partner of a city based firm in 2000.

He has gained much experience and has extensive knowledge in providing business and taxation advice, superannuation planning, negotiation of sales and acquisitions of businesses and property development. His client base covers a wide range of industry groups.

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