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Hello!

I just have a quick question about tax return in 2018.

I filled in the estimation form on the Australian government site and the result I got was about 450 AUD.
My gross income between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018 is 22,639 AUD and total tax withheld is 3,396 AUD.
I was on a working holiday visa in this period, but when I fill in the same information for a non-working-holiday person I get around 2,700 AUD. Is it normal that the difference is this big? I saw on several sites that the average tax return is between 2,000 and 3,000 AUD. I did read that the tax rules for working holiday makers changed in 2017, so maybe that's why I get less than I expected.

Hopefully somebody can enlighten me on how this works.

Thanks!
 

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That would be because residents dont pay tax on the first 18200 they earn.

As a working holiday maker you pay 15c on every dollar so should have paid 22639 * 0.15 =3385.85

The rebate i would assume was due to having work related expenses etc?
Okay. I think I have been misunderstanding how the tax return system works. I guess I should be happy to get something back at all!
Not sure what those 450 dollars are for, but I'll take it!

Thanks for the quick reply!
 
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