Did you have to leave the beautiful blue skies and golden sandy beaches of Australia to return home due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020?
If so, make sure you don’t leave your tax refund down under!
If you worked in Australia in 2020, you are obliged to file a tax return. The good news is that filing a tax return will allow you to apply for a tax refund.
What's more, our average tax return for Australia is $2,600.
It’s your money, so let’s go get it!
We’re here to cover some questions you might have about filing your Australian tax return.
Do I need to file an Australian tax return?
Yes. Anyone who works in Australia is required to file a tax return in order to be compliant with the Australian Tax Office (ATO).
It’s important to have your tax affairs in order with the ATO if you wish to apply for other Australian visas in the future. So, if you plan on returning to the beautiful land down under, it’s time to file your taxes!
When should I file my tax return?
The tax year in Australia runs from 1 July to 30 June. The deadline for filing an Australian tax return is 31 October.
You must file your return before this deadline to avoid fines and penalties from the ATO.
How much tax will I get back in Australia?
The amount of tax you get back will depend on your personal circumstances, such as:
- The visa you are on. Working holiday visa holders and student visa holders have different entitlements
- How much income you earned while working in Australia
- The length of time you worked for in Australia
- Any study or work-related expenses you incurred - here are the 5 tax Expenses that every backpacker should claim
- The type of work you carried out
So, if you overpaid tax or were taxed incorrectly for your personal circumstances, you may be entitled to an income tax refund.
We know, it's hard enough to understand your home country’s tax requirements, nevermind a foreign country’s tax requirements! That’s where we can help! Simply fill out this short form and our Australian tax experts can take care of your tax return.
Also, feel free to use our tax refund calculator for Australia to estimate how much tax you could be due back!
What do I need when filing my return?
In order to file your Australian tax return, you will need:
- Payslips - the most important payslip is the final one you receive from each job. So keep that close by!
- Receipts for any expenses - if you had any work or study related expenses, you should keep the receipts for them safe!
- Your passport
- Your Tax File Number (TFN)
If you misplaced your final payslips or TFN on your move home, don’t worry. Our Documents Retrieval Team can hunt them down for you!
Can I claim my superannuation back?
Yes, you can claim back your superannuation contributions once you have left Australia.
Students and working holidaymakers can claim their Departing Australia Superannuation Payment (DASP) when they permanently leave Australia and their visa expires.
We can help you speed up the process of claiming your superannuation back by cancelling your visa so that you are eligible to apply for the refund.
We can also help you to claim your superannuation refund. Just fill in this short form and we’ll take care of the rest!
The average superannuation refund is $1908
How long will it take to get my refund?
Once you have filed your tax return, your refund will typically be processed in 7-10 days.
So, are you ready to file your return?
We believe that no one should overpay tax. It’s your money, so let’s go get it!
Simply complete this short form and our Australian tax experts will be in touch. They’ll take care of the tricky tax paperwork and ensure you receive your maximum legal tax refund.
- Maximum legal tax refund
- We transfer your refund straight into your bank account, anywhere in the world
- Quick and easy process - short online form
- Compliance with the ATO guaranteed
- 24/7 live chat to answer all of your tax queries
The average tax refund Down Under is AU$2600