Your role in securing your
Technology and computers cannot
safeguard information automatically. You need to protect your own
information related to using this service.
- Never disclose
your password to anyone. Tax Office staff will not ask you for
- Always log off
correctly by selecting ‘Logout’ in the left menu.
Your User id and password are the keys to accessing the
data transfer facility. Do not write down or disclose your password to
anyone, including the Tax Office. If you suspect your user id or password
has been compromised, immediately notify the Tax Office.
Be sure to safeguard any information you print or save
from this site.
We strongly recommend that you:
keep your computer software
up-to-date, especially with operating system service packs, security
upgrades and patches. These are usually available from the software vendor
ensure that your anti-virus
software is current and running on your computer at all times. Scan new
programs/files for viruses before opening, running or installing them
ensure that you have anti
intrusion software – commonly referred to as a ‘firewall’ – to provide added
security around your information and protection from misuse of your identity
avoid opening, running or
installing programs/files you have obtained from a person or organisation
unless you are positive that you can trust them
select ‘Logout’ when you are
finished using this facility. You should also logout if you leave your
computer unattended to avoid others accessing your account, and
conduct secure disposal practices
such as cleansing of the hard disk on disposal of your computer.
Please review this ‘Security’ information
regularly. The Tax Office will update it from time to time as we become
aware of issues and relevant information which will help you maintain the
highest levels of security.