The Australian Tax Office's online services are back in business after an outage on Friday affected taxpayers eager to lodge tax returns and receive the Coalition's boost to their refund.
The tax office blamed a technical problem with a communications switch for the outage that crippled its online services for clients, but said the glitch was unrelated to the myGov website failure.
Access to myGov was restored shortly after 4pm on Friday, the Department of Humans Services said.
In a statement on Saturday morning, a tax office spokesperson said all online services and client portals were available again.
"We apologise for the inconvenience caused by the earlier issues," they said in a statement.
The ATO said the glitch did not impact people who had already lodged returns, and has already processed more than 1 million tax returns and 500,000 refunds worth $1.2 billion were paid into accounts on Friday.
"People will continue to receive refunds from next week," they said.
- with Doug Dingwall