Get your tax back now!

The financial year ended and now it is time to get your tax back!

Tax is probably the last thing on your mind when you’re embarking on your adventure in Australia, but you should know that while working there, you’re taxed on your earnings.

Luckily, you have the legal right to claim back the money you’ve overpaid for taxes. Tax refunds may seem complicated, but they don’t have to be! We have joined forces with Taxback.com so they will do all the hard work for you.

Forget about the headache of dealing with complicated procedures and worries whether you have done everything right. Taxback.com’s highly-qualified tax experts will file your taxes accurately and ensure that you receive the maximum legal tax refund.

If you've already left Australia, we can also help you claim your superannuation refund. Superannuation is a percentage of your salary put aside for the purposes of a retirement fund, but if you’re not staying in Australia until retirement, you’re entitled to claim this money back!

The Australian financial year runs from the 1st July to the 30th June, so make sure you have enough time to arrange the procedures and prepare all the paperwork needed for the tax return process.

All you need to do is download our taxpack and send it to us with your payment documents – that's your PAYG form or final payslip. If you’ve lost them, don’t worry, we can find replacements for you.

Then just relax while we file your Australian tax return and send the money straight to your bank account. It’s that easy!

Why use Taxback.com for your Australian Tax Return?

  • No upfront costs – no refund, no fee!
  • Maximum refunds – average income tax refund is $2600, average super refunds are $600-$5000!
  • No complicated forms – just sign our Australian tax return forms and we’ll do the rest
  • Lowest fees – for standard tax returns we charge 9% + handling fee of the refund received, subject to a minimum processing fee of $99 + handling fee
  • Fast refunds – receive your tax refund in just 10 days
  • Find out for free what you’re owed – can’t wait to find out how big your Australia tax refund might be? Use our free online tax estimator now to find out instantly how much tax you could claim back.
  • Lost documents? No problem – we know it’s easy to lose paper and payslips while you’re travelling or moving back home, so we have a dedicated lost document team to get replacements for you.
  • Secure payments system – you get your money quickly, safely and in your local currency wherever you are in the world!
  • 24/7 Help – we’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you with any questions about your Australia tax return on the phone, on email, or online through our instant Live Chat.
  • Track your tax online – keep up to date with the progress of your Australia tax refund 24/7 with your free online account “Tax Tracker”.

 

Have you worked in 2016 and 2017?

What do the Australian backpacker changes mean for you?

The recent changes in the Australian backpacker tax have caused a lot of confusion, not only amongst working holiday backpackers but also amongst many employers and even some accountants and tax agents. When it comes to the tax rates, there are a few quick things to note.

From January 1, the tax rate for working holidaymakers in Australia has been made 15% on earnings up to $37,000.

For anything above $37,000, ordinary marginal rates will apply, which means all earnings from $37,001- $80,000 will be taxed at the standard 32.5% rate.

If you worked for the same employer before and after 1 January 2017, your employer will give you two payment summaries. Income earned before 1 January 2017 is taxed at ordinary rates. Income earned from 1 January 2017 is taxed at 15%. When you lodge your tax return it is important that your income is included correctly to ensure that you aren't over-taxed.

As a working holiday maker, any departing Australia super payment made on or after 1 July 2017 is taxed at 65%. The government’s rationale behind the withholding tax hike is to partially offset the cost of the reduction from 32.5% to 15%, as well as acting as an incentive to keep the superannuation money in Australian superfunds and the economy.

With an authorized tax agent like Taxback.com filing your OZ tax return can be an easy and hassle-free process

To apply for your refund, register online and the team of tax experts will provide you with a completely free tax refund estimate. If you are happy with it, they will complete your application. The whole process is completely stress-free and you don’t need to deal with the tax authorities and know complicated tax laws. You simply wait until you receive the maximum legal refund straight to your bank account.

How to get your Australian tax back!

Get your Australian tax back!

Tax is probably the last thing on your mind when you’re embarking on your adventure in Australia, but you should know that while working there, you’re taxed on your earnings.

Luckily, you have the legal right to claim back the money you’ve overpaid for taxes. Tax refunds may seem complicated, but they don’t have to be! We have joined forces with Taxback.com so they will do all the hard work for you.

Forget about the headache of dealing with complicated procedures and worries whether you have done everything right. Taxback.com’s highly-qualified tax experts will file your taxes accurately and ensure that you receive the maximum legal tax refund.

If you've already left Australia, we can also help you claim your superannuation refund. Superannuation is a percentage of your salary put aside for the purposes of a retirement fund, but if you’re not staying in Australia until retirement, you’re entitled to claim this money back!

The Australian financial year runs from the 1st July to the 30th June, so make sure you have enough time to arrange the procedures and prepare all the paperwork needed for the tax return process.

All you need to do is download our taxpack and send it to us with your payment documents – that's your PAYG form or final payslip. If you’ve lost them, don’t worry, we can find replacements for you.

Then just relax while we file your Australian tax return and send the money straight to your bank account. It’s that easy!

Why use Taxback.com for your Australian Tax Return?

  • No upfront costs – no refund, no fee!
  • Maximum refunds – average income tax refund is $2600, average super refunds are $600-$5000!
  • No complicated forms – just sign our Australian tax return forms and we’ll do the rest
  • Lowest fees – for standard tax returns we charge 9% + handling fee of the refund received, subject to a minimum processing fee of $99 + handling fee
  • Fast refunds – receive your tax refund in just 10 days
  • Find out for free what you’re owed – can’t wait to find out how big your Australia tax refund might be? Use our free online tax estimator now to find out instantly how much tax you could claim back.
  • Lost documents? No problem – we know it’s easy to lose paper and payslips while you’re travelling or moving back home, so we have a dedicated lost document team to get replacements for you.
  • Secure payments system – you get your money quickly, safely and in your local currency wherever you are in the world!
  • 24/7 Help – we’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you with any questions about your Australia tax return on the phone, on email, or online through our instant Live Chat.
  • Track your tax online – keep up to date with the progress of your Australia tax refund 24/7 with your free online account “Tax Tracker”.

What do the tax changes mean for you?

What do the Australian backpacker changes mean for you?

The recent changes in the Australian backpacker tax have caused a lot of confusion, not only amongst working holiday backpackers but also amongst many employers and even some accountants and tax agents. When it comes to the tax rates, there are a few quick things to note.

From January 1, the tax rate for working holidaymakers in Australia has been made 15% on earnings up to $37,000.

For anything above $37,000, ordinary marginal rates will apply, which means all earnings from $37,001- $80,000 will be taxed at the standard 32.5% rate.

If you worked for the same employer before and after 1 January 2017, your employer will give you two payment summaries. Income earned before 1 January 2017 is taxed at ordinary rates. Income earned from 1 January 2017 is taxed at 15%. When you lodge your tax return it is important that your income is included correctly to ensure that you aren't over-taxed.

As a working holiday maker, any departing Australia super payment made on or after 1 July 2017 is taxed at 65%. The government’s rationale behind the withholding tax hike is to partially offset the cost of the reduction from 32.5% to 15%, as well as acting as an incentive to keep the superannuation money in Australian superfunds and the economy.

With an authorized tax agent like Taxback.com filing your OZ tax return can be an easy and hassle-free process

To apply for your refund, register online and the team of tax experts will provide you with a completely free tax refund estimate. If you are happy with it, they will complete your application. The whole process is completely stress-free and you don’t need to deal with the tax authorities and know complicated tax laws. You simply wait until you receive the maximum legal refund straight to your bank account.

 

Find out more information about Taxback.com and their services at www.taxback.com.

 

'Colors' slips explained buying a car

Buying a car in Australia will be very different from buying a car at home... are you getting lost in all the "colors" of paperwork you need to have? See here the explanation of different colors of slips.

- Rego: is your registration. This is the Australian state government tax allowing you to drive on the roads. Without an expired rego you are not allowed to drive on the roads.

- A Green slip: is an insurance policy that you must take out to be able to register your vehicle in NSW. It provides compensation for people injured in a motor vehicle accident. You buy your Green Slip when you are registering your vehicle. You can’t register your vehicle without one. CTP (Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Green Slip Insurance does not cover damage to your vehicle, other vehicles or property.

- Pink slip: an inspection report that verifies your car is safe and ready for the road. Cars registered in NSW must pass an annual roadworthy test, if the car passed safe it will get a Pink slip.

- A Blue slip (Safety and Identity Check): is required if you are selling the car without Rego, if you are re-registering your car from interstate, or if the rego has been expired for more than 3 months.

HAPPY DRIVING!!!

The Taste of Manly - this weekend

You haven't been to Manly yet and it was already on your bucket list?

You have been to Manly and you happen to also like wine and food?

And did you also know the weather forecast is going to be sunny this weekend, so why not spend it at the beach?

This weekend (27th and the 28th of May) the Taste of Manly will be on.

From the latest, greatest and the 'so hot right now' local restaurants, accompanied by Australia's finest wine and beer producers.

Go and check it out!

http://www.manlyaustralia.com.au/1509/taste-of-manly/

Two-up on Anzac Day

Two-up is a traditional Australian gambling game, involving a designated "spinner" throwing two coins or pennies into the air. Players bet on whether the coins will fall with both heads (obverse) up, both tails (reverse) up, or with one coin a head and one a tail (known as "odds").

Explanation on who is who and what is what:

  • Spinner - The person who throws the coins up in the air. Each person in the group takes turns at being the spinner.
  • Boxer - Person who manages the game and the betting, and doesn't participate in betting.
  • Ringkeeper (Ringy) - Person who looks after the coins after each toss (to avoid loss or interference).
  • Kip - A small piece of wood on which the coins are placed before being tossed. One coin is placed heads up, the other tails up.
  • Heads - Both coins land with the "head" side facing up. (Probability 25% (approximately))
  • Tails - Both coins land with the "tails" side facing up. (Probability 25%)
  • Odding Out - To spin five "odds" in a row. (Probability 3.125%)
  • Odds or "One Them" - One coin lands with the "head" side up, and the other lands with the "tails" side up. (Probability 50%)
  • Come in Spinner - The call given by the boxer when all bets are placed and the coins are now ready to be tossed.

Do you want to know where the best places are to watch (or play) two-up?

Check it out here: https://www.timeout.com/sydney/bars/where-to-play-two-up-on-anzac-day

Anzac Day - 25th April

On Tuesday April 25th it is ANZAC Day in Australia.

This is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders 'who served and dies in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations' and the 'contribution and suffering of all those who have served'.

ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

There will be marches throughout the day and is different per city.

In Sydney you can go to the Dawn Service at Martin Place that starts at 4.15am.

The main march in Sydney starts at 9am on the corner of Elizabeth street and Martin Place.

Many shops and companies will be closed on this day or will open later this day.

A very popular game (and only legal this one day of the year) is two-up. This is playes in pubs and clubs all over Australia. See in the other news-bulletin about where to go for two-up.

Source: http://www.sydney.com/destinations/sydney/public-holidays/anzac-day

 

 

Cyclone Debbie in North QLD

For information on what a cyclone is and what it does, check it out here: http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/about/ 

 

CYCLONE Debbie is doing her worst in North Queensland as the Category 4 system begins to make landfall on the mainland between Airlie Beach and Bowen.

Residents in the rural town of Bowen, predicted to be “ground zero” for the devastating weather event, are beginning to feel the effects of the system Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has described as “equivalent to a one in 100 year event”.

Read the entire story HERE

Events in Australia - where to buy tickets

There are so many sports, music and cultural events in Australia all year round.

One of them is the Formula1 / Grand Prix in Melbourne next weekend, another one is the opera Carmen in the Botanical Gardens in Sydney or maybe you really are waiting for the Royal Easter Show or your really want to watch a rugby match?

Or maybe you want to see your fav band play in Australia?

If you don't want to miss out on any tickets check it out on:

http://premier.ticketek.com.au/ or http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ 

 

 

Carpenter event company Sydney wanted

A successful, busy events and exhibitions company based in the Northern Beaches are now seeking a qualified carpenter / Shopfitter to join their manufacturing team. 

Our client are experts in the design and build of exhibition stands and stand hire for indoor and outdoor across Australia.

About the role:

We require a self-motivated, reliable & experienced shopfitter or carpenter with a CAN DO attitude towards work. This 3 month contract could extend to be a long term opportunity and possible progression opportunities for the right person.

This role will be doing a lot of custom made products based off customer designs and ideas. Which would be great for anyone looking for a diverse and fast paced environment.

Must be experienced in all areas of cabinetmaking, carpentry and shop fitting. 

Essential skills:

  • Minimum 2+ years required in shop fitting / carpentry
  • Qualification with trade certificate in shop fitting / carpentry / cabinet making Previous factory & or site experience is required
  • Able to interpret architectural plans
  • An eye for detail and pride in your work
  • Flexible and highly reliable attitude
  • A steady and reliable working history is a must

Requirements:

  • Available to work day shift
  • Flexible for overtime

Is this you?

Send your email with CV to jobs@australianbackpackers.net

**applicants that do not meet the requirements will not be taken into consideration**