One of the requirements on the Working Holiday Visa is that you are only allowed to work up to six months for each employer and you will be taxed. Another requirement for working in Australia is that you have to apply for a TFN (tax file number) before you start your first job to ensure that you will be taxed correctly, you can even apply for one once you receive your visa.
You do not have to have a TFN but if you don’t you will pay more tax. Usually, if you remain in Australia for over half the year (183 days or more) you will be considered a foreign resident for tax purposes and qualify for the tax-free threshold. You should be able to claim back the tax you overpaid at the end of the tax year from 30th June.
How do I do it?
Obviously this has to be done officially and you have to qualify as an foreign resident for tax purposes. You will need your TFN and documents from your employers which show how much you have been paid. If you are not going to be in Australia by the end of the fiscal year on 30th June you should consider arranging an early tax assessment. When you’re ready to leave Australia, we’ll help you file your tax return or if you stay, we’ll help you file for a tax refund.