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TAXSTAR

THE ULTIMATE TAX ORGANISER AND TAX SOFTWARE SYSTEM

Taxstar Personal is a simple, easy-to-use personal tax organiser.

Throughout the financial year, ENTER data from each tax document into your Taxstar Personal software and then FILE your tax documents into the Taxstar folder or another of your choice.

At the end of the financial year you can prepare your own tax return or EMAIL / DELIVER / MAIL your tax information to your tax agent.

Relax knowing that your tax information is organised in one neat place and will never be lost again!

Breaking News! TAXSTAR CEASES DEVELOPMENT

It is with regret that we announce that Taxstar Pty Limited has ceased active software development, effective from 31 December 2016.

After more than 10 years and over 20 releases, it is time to call it a day. From the days where we were supporting thousands of Australians in their tax return preparation, we have dwindled to a faithful few customers, unfortunately not enough to remain a viable business.

So, we have made the decision to cease further development.

However, we do not wish to leave our loyal customers in the lurch, so there is one more version, Taxstar 4.0, released on 1 January 2017.

Taxstar 4.0 Released

Taxstar 4.0 removes licence restrictions (this version is forever), removes the cost, and allows you to create Profiles for any year. To make that happen we have taken functionality released for the "Other" jurisdiction, so you choose the Tax Jurisdiction and then enter the tax year. For Australia a tax year of '2017' refers to the period from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

In addition, we have removed encryption of sensitive data as a feature. This worked well until changes started to be made at the operating system level such that some customers experienced problems reading back entries that were encrypted. While we provided a workaround it was unsatisfactory so, given we will not be able to provide updates once we close down fully, we removed that feature.

While we do not anticipate the loss of encryption to cause any issues, it will result in entries that were encrypted being read back into the displayed data as empty strings, and you will need to re-enter that data for each Profile on first use after this upgrade. This only occurs for Tax File Number and account number details.

The Taxstar Web site will remain in place until 31 December 2017, and support will be provided for users of the software for the majority of that period. However, on 31 December 2017 taxstar.com.au will be taken down and support will no longer be offered.

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