Question: Is MyGovID Compulsory?

How do I transfer my myGovID to a new phone?

Yes.

Once you’ve set up your myGovID on one device, you can install the myGovID app and be logged in to it on multiple devices.

You’ll need to verify your identity documents again with the same email address when installing the myGovID app on another device..

Is it compulsory to have a myGov account?

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.

What happens if I create a new myGov account?

If you close your account you can no longer use online government services through myGov, and you won’t be able to access your Inbox messages. If you create a new myGov account, you will not be able to access your myGov messages from your old account. You can close your myGov account in ‘Account settings’.

What is myGovID used for?

myGovID is your Digital Identity, use it to unlock participating government online services. myGovID is your Digital Identity and makes it easier to prove who you are online – it’s like the 100-point ID check but on your smart device. Use your myGovID to log in to participating government online services.

Do I need a myGov account to lodge my tax return?

If you want to prepare and lodge your tax return online with myTax, you first need to setup a myGov account and link it to ATO online services. If you don’t have a myGov account, use this information to get started. If you already have a myGov account, you can log in and prepare your return.

Is there a 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.

Is myGovID replacing myGov?

Many people already have a myGov account, but this is not a myGovID. Unfortunately, the government decided to use a very similar name for these two separate products.

How do I get a myGovID?

How do I apply for a MyGovID account? To create your basic MyGovID account, visit the MyGovID sign-up page, enter your email address, create a password and click ‘Register now’. A code will be sent to your email address which you will need to enter on screen to complete your basic account registration.

How do I verify myGovID?

You can verify your identity documents by scanning them with your smart device or entering the details manually. When scanning, check: you’re using the latest version of the myGovID app. all edges of your document are visible in the image.

Can you use myGovID on a computer?

Yes. A desktop or browser-based authentication will not be supported and you will need your own compatible smart device to use myGovID. Your myGovID belongs to you and cannot be shared.

Can you have 2 myGov accounts?

Each myGov account must have a unique email address. You can’t use the same email for two myGov accounts.

Who can have a myGov account?

Who can have a myGov account. To have a myGov account you must be a “natural person” and have your own email address (because an email address can only be used once to create a myGov account). Being a “natural person” means you are an individual human being, not a corporate entity, a robot, a software program etc.

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.

How do you use the myGovID app?

myGovIDDownload the myGovID app.Enter your details – including your full name, date of birth and a personal email address that only you have access to.Add your identity documents – your details are checked against existing government records to verify your identity.

Is the myGovID app safe?

Your information is safe myGovID uses encryption and cryptographic technology as well as the security features in your device, such as fingerprint, face or password. This is to protect your identity and help stop other people accessing your information.