Your Tax Return and all your information is pretty damn secure.
The hoops you need to jump through to convince the Australian Taxation Office that you have a secure product is quite overwhelming and rightly so. I’ve never known the Australian Taxation Office and their SBR unit to compromise on any aspect of security, it is foremost in their mind. Accordingly, any interaction between the Australian Taxation office and taxpayers contain world class security protocols.
First of all Gotax has SSL and TLS 1.2 as primary security measures.
The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is the first and only publicly accessible cipher approved by the US National Security Agency (NSA) for protecting top secret information.
We are using AES 128 encryption in our Gotax application. The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is a symmetric block cipher to protect classified information. AES is implemented in software and hardware throughout the world to encrypt sensitive data. It is essential protocol for government (and those dealing with government) computer security, cybersecurity, and electronic data protection.
Encryption is one of the most common ways to protect sensitive data. Encryption works by taking plain text and converting it into cipher text, which is made up of seemingly random characters. Only those who have the special key can decrypt it. AES uses symmetric key encryption, which involves the use of only one secret key to cipher and decipher information.
If you have any further questions about security, contact us directly on 07 3881 3029. I think you’ll find your data is locked up pretty tightly.