Australia Tax Refund

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Income tax refund from Australia

If you paid taxes from your wages in Australia, in most cases the amount can be partially or wholly refunded to you. Your employer can deduct the following taxes:

  • Superannuation tax. For more information on how to get you Superannuation refund from Australia, click here

  • Income tax

Which taxes will be deducted from your income?

Student visa holders

  • Your income will be taxed by income tax rates from 32,5% to 45%.

WHM visa holders (subclass 417 and 462)

  • Change effective from 1.1.2017. You will pay 15% WHM non-resident rate of income tax and stay on this rate while you remain in Australia. Incomes higher than $37,000 are taxed with rates of 32,5% to 45%.

  • Your employer must be registered at the Australian Tax Office as a working holidaymakers’ employer. If your employer is not registered, your non-resident tax rate is 32,5% instead of 15%.


  • As a resident, your first $18,200 will be tax free. Income following this is taxed with rates of 19% to 45%.

You must file a tax return in following situations

  • You have earned an income and income tax was deducted from this income

  • You are an Australian resident and your taxable income was more than the tax-free threshold

  • You are a foreign resident and you earned more than $1 in Australia during the fiscal year

  • You are leaving Australia permanently or for longer than one fiscal year

The deadline for filing a tax return is 31.10. It can be done when the fiscal year ends on the 30th of June.

You do not need to file an Australian tax return if you are a foreign resident and your only Australian-sourced income was interest, dividends or royalties from which non-resident withholding tax has been correctly withheld.

What do I need to apply for a tax refund?

An 8 or 9 digit unique reference number in the Australian taxation system called TFN (Tax file number) and a PAYG annual summary from all employers. We we will also need to know what your occupation was at each employer and Subclass of visa you held during your stay in Australia.

How many years back can I apply for a tax refund?

You can claim a tax refund 3 years prior to the date in which you apply in Australia

How long does it take to get the refund?

On average 3 months from the time your documents are sent to the Tax Authorities. However, you must understand that each case is different, so times can vary from case to case.

What can be useful information for you:

Once you arrive to Australia, it is necessary to apply for a TFN (Tax File Number). Here you can do it by yourself.  

How much is the service fee?

The price is 14% from the refunded amount. There is a minimum fee of 95 AUD.

Price does not include VAT or bank charges!