Are you a Backpacker leaving Australia? Claim your refund now!
If you have been working in Australia and plan on leaving permanently, you are entitled to claim your refund back prior to the end of financial year. We specialise in providing fast, easy tax refunds for backpackers in Australia.
The Australian tax year runs from 1st July – 30 June every year. You can lodge a tax return at the end of the tax year if you are remaining in Australia. If you leave Australia permanently during a tax year then you can apply before the end of the tax year for an early assessment once you have left and do not have to wait till the end of the tax year.
When you first arrive in Australia and apply for your Tax file number the Australian tax office assume that you will be a “NON resident for tax purposes” as your main aim is to see the country and do some incidental work to fund your trip and unlikely to remain in one place for any period of time or rent private accommodation but stay in hostels etc.
But many of you will remain in the country for up to 2 years and work for some employers for many months and remain in the same place and probably rent a room / flat. If your time in Australia mirrors the normal habits of a resident, you have spent or intend to spend six months in Australia, rented accommodation then you are likely to be able to become classed as a resident for tax purposes. Note: tax residency is not the same a residency for visas etc.
Call us now to discuss your options!
Most working Australians need to lodge their tax return each year, with some exceptions. Unlodged tax returns can attract a costly penalty by the ATO. It is therefore very important that your tax agent has satisfied your tax obligations, and you are up to date with your tax return.
We take our fee from your refund, so you pay nothing upfront. This billing method is popular with clients who don’t wish to divulge credit card details online. Our accountants also guarantee the maximum returns on all of our tax refunds, so you know you’re getting the best deal.