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hi

i have been a non-resident for an entire year  but my company has paid the tax to ATO and i have claimed the refund and got money back.

My question is as i was a non-resident can i claim the entire tax paid to ATO back ? there was an audit done and i had to pay good amount of money back for expenses which i had lost the receipts for as well as not able to be substantiated after due diligence was done.

 

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Hello @swaz,

 

Welcome to our Community! 

 

Lodging a tax return will be required to determine if you are entitled to a refund.

 

You should check your Residency status to ensure you are lodging the tax return correctly as if you are a Non-Resident you’d be taxed at a higher rate than if you were considered a resident for tax purposes. As a Resident you will have access to the Tax Free threshold and the Resident rates of tax.

 

As a Non-Resident you don’t need to include your World-Wide income except for the purposes of HELP repayments but if you are a Resident you will need to include your World Wide income to determine how much you will need to pay in tax. World-wide income may also be eligible for a Foreign Income Tax Offset.

 

In order to claim deductions you must be able to substantiate the claims.  

 

LukeS

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Hello @swaz,

 

Welcome to our Community! 

 

Lodging a tax return will be required to determine if you are entitled to a refund.

 

You should check your Residency status to ensure you are lodging the tax return correctly as if you are a Non-Resident you’d be taxed at a higher rate than if you were considered a resident for tax purposes. As a Resident you will have access to the Tax Free threshold and the Resident rates of tax.

 

As a Non-Resident you don’t need to include your World-Wide income except for the purposes of HELP repayments but if you are a Resident you will need to include your World Wide income to determine how much you will need to pay in tax. World-wide income may also be eligible for a Foreign Income Tax Offset.

 

In order to claim deductions you must be able to substantiate the claims.  

 

LukeS