The Australian Government has backed down on it’s controversial backpacker tax changing the rate to 19%. What do you think about the back down?
The government has also increased the passenger levy for backpackers, you will be slugged $5 extra when you leave the country.
WHV Age has been increased to 35 and the working holiday visa fee has been dropped by $50.
The tax will still have to get through the senate and it remains to be seen if Labour will support the tax, if not they may face trouble getting through.
Summary of the backpacker tax proposal
-19% tax from dollar 1( previously 32.5%)
-95% of super taxed ( previously 65%)
-Age limit increased to 18-35 ( previously 18-30)
-Working Holiday Visa Fee dropped by $50
– Exit Levy increased by $5
Government Official Statement
Below is the official statement from the treasurer Scott Morrison.
In The Media
— Anna Vidot (@AnnaVidot) September 27, 2016
— Barnaby Joyce (@Barnaby_Joyce) September 27, 2016
— Rachel Mackenzie (@GrowcomRachel) September 27, 2016