Posts Tagged ‘working holiday’

Visa changes to help farmers find workers

The Australian Prime Minister has announced proposed changes to working holiday visas during his visit at a strawberry farm in southern Queensland. Changes to the Working Holiday Visa People with working holiday visas (including the subclass 417 Working Holiday visa or the subclass 462 Work and Holiday visa) will be able to stay in Australia for…

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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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