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I worked 1 july - 31 december 2016 when i was on a working holiday visa 417. Now I am on a bridging visa waiting on defacto 820. Anyway. Question is if i can claim the free threshold for what i worked in 2016? I earned $16000 before tax during those months and haven't worked any after that. For 2014/15 and 2015/16 i could.
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Megastar Registered Tax Practitioner

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Hi Miomio

 

Yes you can, provided you circumstances allow you to claim tax residency.

 

One Stop tax
Tax Return and Taxback Specialist
www.onestoptax.com.au

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How do i provide that information? I just got the box residency or not to tick and i tick yes but no free threshold option to tick. The calculator does not go with free threshold but says the 15%

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Hi Miomio                        

 

This is a little tricky this year because the law changed in the middle of the financial year (as opposed to he calender).

 

So you may need to separate your income for the July to December 2016 period and the January to June 2017 period.

 

So please pay attention when you are lodging your return on MyGov at step 3 or "personalise return".

Because it is asking were you a full year resident for tax purposes or were you a non-resident for one part of it.

 

What maters here is how many days were you a resident for tax purposes. So what day did you become a resident in the year?

 

Additionally on section 3 in the bottom check box  you are claiming  offsets, adjustments or credit for early payment" you'll see Working holiday maker net income. This allows you to split your income if required.

 

Did I leave anything out  Tracey74 ?

 

 Oh  and here is not a box that claims the tax free threshold on your return, it is part of the calculation process.

 

Please note this is my personal view; I’m an ATO employee who chooses to help out here in my own time.

Megastar Registered Tax Practitioner

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@Miomio wrote:
How do i provide that information? I just got the box residency or not to tick and i tick yes but no free threshold option to tick. The calculator does not go with free threshold but says the 15%

The system applies tax-free threshold automatically. Did you make any income between 1/1/2017 - 30/6/2017 while on 417 visa? 

 

One Stop tax
Tax Return and Taxback Specialist
www.onestoptax.com.au

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Thanks for your respond. No i didnt earn anything.
I was on wh visa between 23 january 2016 - 22 january 2017 but only worked between 1 april 2016 - 31 december 2016.
So tax year 1 july 2016 - 30 june 2017 i only worked 1 july 16 - 31 december.

What date do i put in when i became a resident (part time)?
And on the main question that says 'were you a resident from 1 july - 30 june? Yes or no? I was part-time but not the whole year (as i left 22 january 2017)

(Im back now on defacto visa if matters but have not worked any)

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"Working holiday maker net income" is that the income after 1 january 2017 (which would be zero) or all of it? Because i was on wh 417 visa or should i say i was not a workung holiday maker at all?

Megastar Registered Tax Practitioner

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@Miomio wrote:

What date do i put in when i became a resident (part time)?
And on the main question that says 'were you a resident from 1 july - 30 june? Yes or no? I was part-time but not the whole year (as i left 22 january 2017)

Megastar Registered Tax Practitioner

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@Miomio wrote:
"Working holiday maker net income" is that the income after 1 january 2017 (which would be zero) or all of it? Because i was on wh 417 visa or should i say i was not a workung holiday maker at all?

Working holiday maker net income is income earnhed after 1/1/2017 while on work and holiday maker visa.

 

One Stop tax
Tax Return and Taxback Specialist
www.onestoptax.com.au

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