Do I have to lodge a tax return if I`ve work in Australia?

 

Do I have to lodge a tax return if I`ve work in Australia?

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09-Sep-2010 11:17 AM

Mr Tax

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Under Australian law, you must lodge a tax return if you earned over $6000 in one financial year or your employer has withheld any tax from your wages (even if you earned less than $6,000). Apart from the legal requirement, it is usually advantageous for an employee to lodge a tax return. From our experiences, more than 98% of people who lodged their tax return were entitled to a tax refund. Some people think that lodging a tax return is difficult or complicated. However, there are many tax professionals out there who can assist in the preparation of your tax return. The only documents that are usually required are:

-payment summaries
-your tax file number, and
-a form of identification.
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