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Working Holiday Maker - not lodging a tax return

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I have a question about Working Holiday Makers 

For the 2017/2018 FY the individual was a working holiday maker 

PAYG income was $13000 
Tax withheld was $1,600

15% tax = $1950 - leaving a $350 shortfall

https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/International-tax-for-individuals/Coming-to-Australia/Working-hol...

The above website states
Lodging a tax return: 
The Australian income year ends on 30 June each year.

You do not need to lodge an income tax return or a non-lodgment advice if both of the following apply:

 - all of your income was earned as salary and wages while you were a working holiday maker
 - the total of your taxable income for the income year was less than $37,001.

Is this the case if the client ends up with a payable?

Then, for the 2018/2019FY the individual becomes an australian resident, has a spouse in Australia, and starts a business, if the individual was to lodge no tax return for 2017/2018, and no notification or a return not necessary, how is the 2018FY processed by the ATO?

I imagine that once the 2019FY is lodged, the ATO would need to deal with the 2018FY somehow? 

Thank you in advance.

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Hi @Jase123,

 

Yes, the client would end up with an amount payable as the employer reports to us what the employee has earnt and what tax is paid.

 

Thanks

 

KylieS

 

 

 

 

 

 

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So their emolyer didn't withhold enough tax... Can they request the employer correct the information? If the correct amount of tax was withheld they wouldn't have a shortfall
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Hi @Jase123,

 

Yes, the client would end up with an amount payable as the employer reports to us what the employee has earnt and what tax is paid.

 

Thanks

 

KylieS