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Tax Refund

So you’ve been working away, saving up your dollars for the next trip, will it be asia, the east coast, over to perth through the Nullarbor or even NZ? Wherever it is, you know that tax time is rapidly approaching soon, and you’re probably wondering how much tax you’re going to get back.

Important Facts

The Australian Tax Year Runs from July 1 – June 30th
If you’re not a Resident for Tax Purposed you will be taxed at a higher rate.

The Current 2013-2014 Tax Rates For “Residents For Tax Purposes”


Taxable Income Tax on this income
0 – $18,200 Nil
$18,201 – $37,000 19c for each $1 over $18,200
$37,001 – $80,000 $3,572 plus 32.5c for each $1 over $37,000
$80,001 – $180,000 $17,547 plus 37c for each $1 over $80,000


The Current 2013-2014 Tax Rates for “ Non Residents” for Tax Purposes


Taxable Income Tax on this income
0 – $80,000 32.5c for each $1
$80,001 – $180,000 $26,000 plus 37c for each $1 over $80,000


So now you’ll be asking yourself, “Am I “a resident for Tax Purposes?

If you arrived in the country prior to or in January 2014 then you’re deemed a “resident for tax purposes, this means you’ll be taxed like any other Aussie and will receive the 18,000 tax free threshold. Therefore every dollar you’ve been taxed up until 18k, you’ll be entitled to it!
If you’re not a resident for tax purposes, then you’ll be required to pay 32.5% tax on every dollar you’ve earned while in the country! That’s a huge difference!
Now if this also seems a bit confusing or you want to know where you stand, you can try our free Tax Refund Estimator Below, here you’ll be able to get an accurate estimate of the refund you’ll be due.

How Much Will My Tax Refund Be?

Complete the form below to get a quick Tax Refund Estimate and see where you stand for this and or other financial years returns.

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G'day Guys, My name is Dimi, I'm one of the admins/starters of Workingholidayjobs.com.au . Freddie and I started this community to help working holiday makers and harvest workers find jobs in an easy and transparent manner. We're not just here to help you finding jobs, anything related to your working holiday down under, we will help try find a way to make it easier for you too achieve. Getting your tax done, deals, travel spots... you name it. If you ever have any questions or feedback please don't hesitate to ask. We're always looking for ways to improve the site and help meet our members needs and build a stronger community. Hope you're doing well and best of luck. Cheers Dimi

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