: EFFORTLESS WAYS TO CLAIM THE BACKPACKER TAX RETURN
As backpackers, you must apply for your tax return before the end of the fiscal year to avoid penalties. There two are simple and effortless ways through which you can get your tax return done, they are:
Lodging by Mail: You can lodge tax return online by considering all the necessary information and instruction, and complete the lodgement through your email. Here, the refunds are issued within 6 weeks of your lodgement. You can find the tax return forms and necessary instructions from most newsagents, ATO shopfronts or any tax return service provider.
Using Tax Agent services: If you use tax agent for tax return purposes then, the agent can provide the following services if you are a backpacker:
Ascertaining or advising about liabilities, obligations or entitlements of entities (that is the clients) under a taxation law; or
Representing entities in their dealings with the Commissioner of Taxation (Commissioner) in relation to a taxation law;
Where it is reasonable to expect, the entity will rely on the service to satisfy liabilities or obligations, or to claim entitlements under a taxation law.