Australian Government to Make $540 Million Off Backpackers!


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Could the Australian working holiday dream be dwindling away? Is the Australian government putting a stranglehold on what working holiday makers can and can’t do. Last week it was that wwoofing and other voluntary work would no longer count towards the second working holiday visa and now there’s a huge tax hike to be effective from Jan 1 2016. What’s next? How will the working holiday tax hike affect you? It’s no drop in the ocean, its 32.5% of your pay!   Good News   If you’re on a working holiday visa at the moment don’t worry you will have Read more

How To Get Your Tax Refund Early



So when you work in Australia you will need to pay tax and lot of people are unclear around all these issues so we wanted to set all out here for you.   The rate of tax that you will pay in Australia will be determined by how you fill in your tax file declaration form* but the rate will be between 13% and 32.5%.   This will be deducted by your employer at the end of each pay cycle and passed to the ATO (Australian Tax Office) The good news is that some or all of this money in Read more