Posts Tagged ‘backpacker tax’

Backpacker Tax Changes 1 Jan 2017

From 1 January 2017, working holiday and work and holiday visa holders, or backpackers, will pay 15 percent income tax from the first dollar they earn in Australia. The 15 percent Backpacker Tax rate has come into effect after a long and drawn-out political debate. Under tax law, the tax-free threshold for non-residents of Australia previously applied…

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Budget 2016: What it means for immigration

What does the Federal Budget mean for immigration in Australia? More jobs, more growth – those were some of the key themes of this year’s Federal Budget as the nation continues the transition away from the mining boom into a more diverse economy. The Budget Paper for the Department of Immigration and Border Control provides some positive…

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