FAQ's
What is the difference between resident and non-resident tax rates?
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I have been in Australia for 12 months on a temporary working visa and have been backpacking around the country picking up a few temporary
jobs to help with expenses. The payment summaries that I have received from my employers show total earnings of about five thousand dollars.
Some employers deducted tax and I have been told that I should get this all back when I put in a tax return.
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I have come to Australia temporarily to fulfill a two year contract with a local company. During the year I took out an
Overseas Visitors Health Policy because I am only eligible for restricted benefits from Medicare. Will I have to pay the Medicare levy surcharge?
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I have just left school and about to start my first job. I do not have a tax file number; how do I apply for one?
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When is my employer legally required to issue a PAYG Payment Summary?
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I’ve had high medical expenses during the year. Can I claim for this on my tax return?
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I am covered by private health insurance and will be turning 65 this year. Will my premium be reduced?
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I have had a large salary increase and am worried that I will now have to pay the Medicare Levy Surcharge. Is there anything I
can do?
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I have started a second job. Is there anything that I need to do so that I don’t end up with a tax bill at the end of the
year?
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Do I have to lodge a tax return?
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I am three years behind in lodging my tax returns. Will I get into trouble?
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Can you prepare multiple years returns at the same time?
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Can you complete my tax return if I am missing a group certificate?
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My wife stays home to care for our children. During the year she worked for one week and has received a payment summary showing that she
earned 0 and a small amount of tax was taken out. She has no other income – does she need to lodge a tax return?
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I received an additional group certificate after I have already lodged my tax return. Can I include it in next year's return?
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My mother has passed away. Do I need to complete a tax return for her?
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Is it a good idea to salary sacrifice into superannuation to reduce my tax bill?
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I am turning 55 and have heard that I may not have to pay as much tax?
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Will I get all of my tax back if I only work a few months in the financial year?
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Can I claim any deductions if I have no receipts?
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Can I claim travel for my work?
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Can I claim my work uniform as a tax deduction?
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What deductions can I claim if I'm studying?
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How much can I claim if I buy a computer?
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Can I have your fee taken from my refund?
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Who can form a company?
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What information do I need to supply to register a company?
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How long does the registration process take?
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Will I need to provide my identification or sign anything?
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What documents will I receive upon the registration?
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