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Your tax refund explained by backpacker tax refunds

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The Australian tax financial year starts on the 1st of July and ends on the 30th of June in any given year.

The current tax year covers the period 1 July 2015 to the 30th of June 2016. Therefore if you start a job on the 1st of July 2016 it will fall into the tax year 2017.

All People who have worked in Australia must complete and lodge a tax return with the Australian tax office.

To enable the tax office to assess whether you are due a tax refund a tax return form has to be filled, this has to contain your personal information and you must state in this form the income you have earned during the tax year. For working holiday visa holders (417 visa) this means all the income you have earned during the tax year 1st July 2015 to 30th of June 2016.

You can prepare your own tax return in Australia, however only a registered tax agent can prepare and lodge your tax return on your behalf.

Backpacker tax refunds is a registered tax agent and can therefore prepare your tax return and lodge it on your behalf.

The tax back you receive depends on several factors such as how long you have been in Australia, how much you earned, how much tax was withheld by the employer and any allowable expenses you may have.

We can help you collect the information you require to complete your tax return and also to lodge your tax return. Once you are happy with the information on your tax return you can sign the tax return and we can lodge it with the tax office.

The process time for your tax return can be anything between 7 days to 8 weeks.

Once we receive the Australian tax office Assessment we forward the refund to you if it’s appropriate. The money can be transferred straight to your bank account in Australia or the bank account you hold in your country of origin, charges may apply for overseas money transfers.

If you are moving around its best to give us an address that is secure and reliable such as your parents or a close relative.


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