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Hey,

  • I came to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa on 20th April 2017 which was valid for 1 year until 20th April 2018
  • I began working for my employer in June 2017 who I still work for now
  • On 15th September 2017 my employer lodged a 457 Sponsorship Visa on my behalf and a Bridging Visa was granted
  • My payment summary classed all my income as 'H' for Working Holiday Maker and when I log into my ATO account it says I owe a lot of tax and I wasn't able to adjust how much money I earnt as a Working Holiday Maker as it had been predetermined

Please, can someone help me and explain to me what it should be?

 

I assumed I had always been an Australian Resident for Tax Purposes,  I also assumed I would be able to claim the Australian Resident Tax-Free Threshold etc from 15th September when my Bridging Visa was granted or at the very least since the 20th April when my Working Holiday Visa officially expired? 

 

Thanks,

Jess

 

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Hi @jessicamathers

 

Sorry it's taken so long for us to get back to you regarding your query!

 

Working holiday makers are taxed at 15% on the first $37,000 of income regardless of your residency for tax purposes and the balance is taxed at ordinary rates.

You are a working holiday maker if you have a visa subclass:

  • 417 (Working Holiday)
  • 462 (Work and Holiday).

You're still a working holiday maker if you were previously on one of these visas and changed to a bridging visa.

 

You can find more information about working holiday makers on our website. Alternatively, if you'd like to receive a more tailored response relating to your specific circumstances you can contact our Early engagement team by submitting a request form or requesting a call back where someone will contact you do discuss your circumstance.

 

Thanks, JodieH.

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Hi @jessicamathers,

 

Welcome to our Community!

 

We're checking some information with a specialist area and we hope to get back to you as soon as possible with some further information.

 

Thanks, JodieH.

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Hi @jessicamathers

 

Sorry it's taken so long for us to get back to you regarding your query!

 

Working holiday makers are taxed at 15% on the first $37,000 of income regardless of your residency for tax purposes and the balance is taxed at ordinary rates.

You are a working holiday maker if you have a visa subclass:

  • 417 (Working Holiday)
  • 462 (Work and Holiday).

You're still a working holiday maker if you were previously on one of these visas and changed to a bridging visa.

 

You can find more information about working holiday makers on our website. Alternatively, if you'd like to receive a more tailored response relating to your specific circumstances you can contact our Early engagement team by submitting a request form or requesting a call back where someone will contact you do discuss your circumstance.

 

Thanks, JodieH.

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