How to claim your tax back ?

When you work in Australia your employers are obliged to withhold tax from your earnings and pay this to the ATO (Australian Tax Office). The rate of tax that your employer will deduct will be between 13% – 32.5% and will mainly be determined by how you fill in your tax file declaration form* when you start working.

It is vital that you fill this form in and let your employer know what your Tax File Number (TFN) is otherwise you will end up being charged 46.5% in tax.

The process of claiming this refund can be complicated so we have teamed up with taxback.com to assist you with such matters – taxback.com have 6 offices across Australia and have a 24/7 service to allow people to take care of their tax refunds when most convenient for you as the client. Also notice that after the 31st of October penalty applies if you lodge your tax return by yourself and you can avoid them by claiming your tax back with taxback.com.

The average income tax refund with taxback.com is $2600 and to see what you are due you can register for a no obligation free estimation or if you prefer to speak to a consultant first register for a call-back.

In order to process an application with taxback.com you will need to provide the below:

• Completed taxback.com application form
• Payment summary or final payslip for each job you have had in the tax year
• Photo ID

Processing times for refunds depend on when you apply, if you are applying at the end of the financial year (30th June) then the application will take 10 – 12 business days as this is an electronic return however if you are leaving Oz in the middle of a financial year and want to apply for an early assessment then this is a paper return and will take 6-8 weeks.

Why use taxback.com for your Australia Tax Return?

• No refund no fee – taxback.com take their fees from your refund so you can be sure that they will keep in touch with the ATO to get your money back as fast as possible
• Lost Documents? No Problem – taxback.com have a dedicated team that will trace any pay documents that you have lost and need to finalise your application
• 24/7 contact – taxback.com have 24/7 chat facility on their website that will allow you to find out what is happening with your application at any time
• Office Locations – taxback.com have offices across all the major cities Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, Darwin, Perth & Brisbane and making it easy for you to get in and see a representative face to face and get all sort.
• Languages – taxback.com offer their service to clients in 26 languages including French, Italian, German, Spanish and Portuguese

*You will be required to fill in a tax file declaration form for every job when you start and on this form you will be asked to declare if you are an Australian resident or non-resident for tax purposes (question 7 on this form) – it is very important that, for your first 6 months at least in Australia, you tick ‘NO’ to this question to avoid running into problems.

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