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How to complete your 2016 tax return

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Backpacker’s tax refunds are based in Sydney and are well placed to service clients in Newtown, Glebe, Enmore and Marrickville.

Contact us if you need help or advice when completing your Australian tax return. We are accountants and registered tax agents.

Phone: +61 2 8065 5668

The Tax year ended at the end of June 2016, there is still time to get your tax return lodged by the end of October 2016. It is time to hurry. If you do not have all the information at hand then it may take a little time to collect all your proof of earning. You will also need proof of expenses that related to your work in some instances these can be reclaimed.

If you are leaving Australia and need help with your documentation then give us a call and we can arrange for the collection of missing documents, conditions apply. We can pay your tax refund into your bank account in your country of origin if required.

Many issues can impact on the tax you get refunded by the Australian tax office. Amongst these issues are factors such as when you arrived in Australia and the time you worked and how much you earned. There are also other factors such as a Medicare levy that may be deducted from your wages to fund the Australian Health system. You will also need advice regarding any superannuation you may have had deducted from your earnings. Super can be claimed back if you have permanently left Australia.

The Australian Government has signed Reciprocal Health Care Agreements (RHCA) with the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland, Belgium, Norway, Slovenia, Malta and Italy. These agreements entitle you to some subsidised health services for essential medical treatment while visiting Australia.

We strongly recommend that you discuss your rights with a tax accountant to ensure you are being charge the correct amount in terms of your Medicare ley. We will advise you as to the best way to minimise your taxes deductions. There are threshold that the Australian government specifies. These are applied to your earnings and a percentage of income is deducted by your employer, these funds are used to fund Australian Health System.

Sydney accommodation
We recommend the following places for you to stay. If you are staying in these places mentioned below then please feel free to approach the friendly reception staff at the places listed below. You can be sure that our accommodation partners will be more than happy to pass on our contact details to you.

The English Lodge
Address: 125 Crystal St, Petersham NSW 2049
Phone: 1800 888 887

The property is only a 3 minute walk from Petersham station and a 15 minute train ride form the Sydney CBD

Addison’s Travellers Lodge
In Australia – 1800 888 887
International callers – 00612 9550 5546 9am-5pm Monday – Saturday AEST
Address: 12 Addison Road, Marrickville NSW 2204


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