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Tax for working holiday in Australia?

I've heard that Australia wants to establish a new tax on the wages for working holiday visa holders - is this true?

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Dear au pair,

originally the Australian government had planned in the Budget 2015-16 to change the status of Working Holiday & Work and Holiday visa holders from resident to non-resident regarding tax purposes, coming effective July 1, 2016. This would have meant a reduction of 32,5% of the visa holders' net income.

These plans were now dropped by the Australian government due to majore concerns from various branches (i.e. agricultural branch).

So  - as long as the income of the Working Holiday & Work and Holiday visa holder is beyond the low income threshold of $18.000 AUD, no tax has to be paid.

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