The Australian Tax Office (ATO) often makes calculations on tax liabilities and eligibility for certain offsets and rebates based on the combined income of couples. Centrelink also assesses certain payments and subsidies based on household earnings. As a result, tax matters can get complicated if you are with a partner who uses economic abuse. If you can't afford an accountant or tax agent, you can seek assistance from one of the free tax clinics listed below.
UNSW Tax ClinicUNSW Tax Clinic provides free, independent and confidential tax advice and support. It has outreach locations across Sydney and also offers phone appointments depending on your circumstances and location.02 9385 8041Melbourne Law School Tax ClinicThe Melbourne Law School Tax Clinic is a supportive, inclusive, student-run clinic providing free tax assistance to clients in need.(03) 8344 6842ANU Tax ClinicThe ANU Tax Clinic is a free student-run service that assists unrepresented taxpayers in understanding their tax affairs and meeting their tax obligations. (Closed until May 2022)(02) 6125 4853Western Sydney University Tax ClinicThe Western Sydney University Tax Clinic provides free advice and support for unrepresented, lower income or vulnerable taxpayers and small businesses.(02) 9685 4649Charles Darwin University Free Tax ClinicThe CDU Free Tax Clinic aims to assist unrepresented taxpayers in the NT in meeting and complying with their tax affairs.(08) 8946 8868 (Mondays and Tuesdays)James Cook University Tax ClinicThe JCU Tax Clinic is a student-run clinic where unrepresented individuals, established small businesses and not-for-profit organisations will receive free advice and assistance in meeting or complying with their tax affairs.University of South Australia Tax ClinicProvides free, confidential and independent tax advice, representation, education and advocacy to unrepresented taxpayers and small businesses in SA.(08) 8302 0100University of Tasmania Tax ClinicThe University of Tasmania Tax Clinic is a community service focused on providing our community with free Tax advice while allowing our students the opportunity to develop their skills.(03) 6226 6118Edith Cowan University Tax ClinicThe ECU Tax Clinic aims to provide free assistance to unrepresented taxpayers in meeting or complying with their taxation affairs. (08) 6304 6190Griffith Tax ClinicThe Griffith Tax Clinic aims to provide free tax assistance to unrepresented taxpayers so they know their rights and obligations in complying with Australia’s complex tax system.Curtin Tax ClinicThe Curtin University Tax Clinic provides free tax advice to unrepresented taxpayers by Curtin taxation students under the supervision of experienced tax practitioners. (08) 9266 2575