Tax on Working Holiday visa

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Jo_LED

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Hello,

I am under a WHV (subclass 417) and i started farm work (specified to get a second year visa) a few weeks ago. I noticed that there is no tax on my pay slips. So i asked my manager and he says it is normal for the TFN declaration i have signed. I asked him a picture of it, and it shows that i signed as an Australian resident claiming tax free. (I had no choice, it was printed with this already checked. Everyone working here is in working holiday as well...)

What should i do? Should i pay my taxes by asking for the tax refund?
 

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Rod

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Sorry, I do not do migration or tax law otherwise I'd answer.
 

Tim W

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Start by having a read of this.

Being on a 417, you're not an Australian Resident for tax purposes,
so if you said on the form that you are, then you may not have fill out the form correctly.
Chances are, your employing farmer doesn't know the difference between
Working Holidays, the Seasonal Worker Program, and ordinary locally based casual workers,
and simply made a mistake out of ignorance.

You can get the correct form as a pdf here.