Keeping records for your tax return is easier with the ATO apps myDeductions tool. Here’s how to back up the myDeductions data on your device.

When you enter income, an expense, and trip details or attach a photo into myDeductions, it’s stored on your device. Because your myDeductions records are not automatically sent to the ATO or your tax agent it is important to regularly backup your data. To backup, your data open myDeductions, then select settings and backup. You will be given a choice where to save or send your data, a cloud service, via email or on your device, If you choose to save the file on your device it’s recommended you also save this file to another location, not on your device.

This will mean you can still access the data if you lose your device or something else goes wrong. When you backup your data a zip file will be created which will include the following files, your photos, a spreadsheet file with all of your data, a file that can be used to import your data including back into the app, a text file with instructions on how to import your backup data back into the app. To import your records including photo’s back into the app, select the backup zip file from where you originally saved it, For example, the cloud, your device or your email and then select the ato app from the list of apps to open the file with. The ATO app should open and prompt you to import your data.

It is important to remember that importing a backup file will overwrite all information and photos you currently have recorded in the app. Download the free ATO app and start using myDeductions today.

Data Backup software for Locky Virus

We are going to talk about Attix5 in particular which is a backup solution that we recommend. Say, 2 or 3 computer organizations where you all share a shared folder on a given work station.

Usually the most important one, most powerful one or sometimes just the boss’s machine, So we would use Attix5 to do the backups there, that happens, you can schedule it to happen more than once a day. You could do twice a day or even hourly backups. Each time it takes a backup it’s going to take a snapshot of the files at that moment in time. Encrypt that data and store it on our cloud platform.

We keep 42 backups so depending on how often you backup your data that tells you how many days you can go back if it’s once a day, and then obviously you’ve got forty-two days. But if you’re doing two backups a day, you’ve only got 21 days. The key is that it’s a snapshot of your files that’s stored in the cloud and that means if you get the Locky virus or some other disaster befalls your organization. You can always go back to a specific time and date to a specific time and date time and date and recover all of the data. So it’s a sure fire way to protect yourself from ransom ware and it’s highly recommended!