Why Do I Need A MyGov Account?

What is myGov account used for?

myGov is a secure way to access government services online with one login and one password..

What do I need to open a myGov account?

Step1: create an account. Go to myGov and select Create an account on the homepage.Step 2: agree to terms of use. Read the Terms of use. … Step 3: enter an email address. … Step 4: enter your mobile number. … Step 5: create password. … Step 6: create secret questions. … Step 7: use your myGov account.

Why is myGov account permanently locked?

When you sign in, if you get the answer to your secret question wrong 5 times, myGov will temporarily lock your account for 2 hours. If you cannot remember the answers to your secret questions after 2 hours and you keep getting the answer wrong, your account may become permanently locked.

What is the difference between myGov and myGovID?

myGovID is the Australian Government’s digital identity service provider and is built and maintained by the ATO. … myGov is the front door to a range of government online services, including Medicare, myTax and Centrelink, in the one place using a single login and password.

Can a husband and wife use the same myGov account?

Each individual can register their own myGov account using an email address they have. … Your wife will need to create a separate myGov account and link it to her ATO account to lodge her return online through myTax.

Is a myGov account compulsory?

It is not compulsory to have a myGov account. If you use a registered agent to lodge your tax return, they will have access to your income statement. If you lodge your own tax return and you don’t want to create a myGov account, you will need to phone us on 13 28 61 to get a copy of your income statement.