ATO Website Struggles as Aussies Rush to Access Super, File Tax Returns


by Gizmodo Australia

Gizmodo Australia— The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website and MyGov are experiencing instability and crashes as a flood of people attempt to access their superannuation early and file tax returns. ATO Site Crash July 1 marks the start of the new financial year, which makes it a busy time for the ATO

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