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Re: How do I find out if I am claiming the Tax Free Threshold?

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I have just started a second job. I have held my first job for the past 7.5 years, and I cannot remember whether I am claiming the Tax Free Threshold for it. I've looked through all my tax documents and at my information on MyGov but I can't see anything anywhere that mentions whether or not I'm claiming the Tax Free Threshold. How do I find out if I am? As if I am not I would like to start claiming it for this second job, but don't want to accidentally be claiming it for both jobs and get in trouble. 

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Hi @cleoambre

 

Check with your employer. They should be able to confirm your tax file number declaration details.They use what you advised originally to calculate tax withholding.

 

Failing that just resubmit to your employer what you want. Remember you should only claim this preferably from one employer. No one likes a tax debt if insufficient withholding was made through out the year.  All that said though it should balance out come tax time. Claiming the Tax free threshold offers greater take home pay in the short term.

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Hi @cleoambre

 

Check with your employer. They should be able to confirm your tax file number declaration details.They use what you advised originally to calculate tax withholding.

 

Failing that just resubmit to your employer what you want. Remember you should only claim this preferably from one employer. No one likes a tax debt if insufficient withholding was made through out the year.  All that said though it should balance out come tax time. Claiming the Tax free threshold offers greater take home pay in the short term.