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Re: Can I change the PAYG class from H to S?

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Hi,

I have started working with one employer using working holiday visa since July 2018. And I changed Visa from working holiday to student in January 2019. But when I changed Visa, I did not fill tax declaration form to identify my tax purpose, so they continued to use the working holiday tax rate until the end of the financial year. Does anyone know is there any chance to change the class type at the last year's payment summary? Like splitting the PAYG into two, one is S class and another is H class?

 

Thanks!

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Hi @chiayuchen,

 

Thanks for your question!

 

@onestoptaxis correct, but if your employer is unable to do this for you, they could also issue you with a letter that explains how much of the income was earned while you were on your WHM visa.

 

If they don't have that information, you can go back through the tax return and adjust it yourself, but you should keep records of your calculations.

 

You will need to split the payment summary into two, as per the following example:

 

Payment summary 1 (WHM):

ABC Employer

ABN: XX XXX XXX XXX

Tax withheld: $3,000.00

Gross payments: $20,000.00

Did you earn this income while you held a Working Holiday visa? > Select "Yes"

 

Payment summary 2 (student):

ABC Employer:

ABN: XX XXX XXX XXX

Tax withheld: $8,000

Gross payments: $40,000

Did you earn this income while you held a Working Holiday visa? > Select "No"

 

Doing this will show your working holiday maker income as "Gross payment type H - working holiday maker"

 

You will then need to complete Adjustments for "Working Holiday maker net income", entering in your gross amounts earned under payment summary type H in this field as well.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Rachael B.

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Hi chiayuchen

 

You should ask your employer to split your income and provide you with two PAYG summary statements, one with H and one with S.

 

One Stop Tax

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https://onestoptax.com.au/

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Hi @chiayuchen,

 

Thanks for your question!

 

@onestoptaxis correct, but if your employer is unable to do this for you, they could also issue you with a letter that explains how much of the income was earned while you were on your WHM visa.

 

If they don't have that information, you can go back through the tax return and adjust it yourself, but you should keep records of your calculations.

 

You will need to split the payment summary into two, as per the following example:

 

Payment summary 1 (WHM):

ABC Employer

ABN: XX XXX XXX XXX

Tax withheld: $3,000.00

Gross payments: $20,000.00

Did you earn this income while you held a Working Holiday visa? > Select "Yes"

 

Payment summary 2 (student):

ABC Employer:

ABN: XX XXX XXX XXX

Tax withheld: $8,000

Gross payments: $40,000

Did you earn this income while you held a Working Holiday visa? > Select "No"

 

Doing this will show your working holiday maker income as "Gross payment type H - working holiday maker"

 

You will then need to complete Adjustments for "Working Holiday maker net income", entering in your gross amounts earned under payment summary type H in this field as well.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Rachael B.