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Yes you can, but the ATO is strict on who truely qualifies when you lodge your tax return.
And in any case the WHM 15% tax will still apply to all income while on a WH Visa, up to 37000.
No tax-free threshold unless your visa changes, unfortunately. It will then be reduced for WHM income made.
After 37000 the tax rates are generally the same anyway, whether resident or non-resident or whm visa.
Taxably may well be right, but it doesn't correspond with recent ATO edicts, and raises a number of further issues. We had requested a ruling some weeks ago and yesterday they promised a response in the next week. There are 200,000+ taxpayers like yourself in the dark.
Nothing yet. I suspect it has to go to a higher level, and will take some time. It seems there is no actual law supporting the current treatment. It also involves other offsets and agencies eg Medicare. May be wise to defer the AAT matter until some clarity arises.