Just need to blow off a bit of steam.
Been here about 2.5 years now (still paying a mortgage) and just put in our latest tax return. I only work as an admin worker.
The tax man now wants $2100 off me (for my occupational pension of $10000 from the UK) despite my working full time and paying tax on my salary.
My husband is retired and only has $25000 in pensions from the UK and has a tax bill for $1200. Now apparently he does not qualify for the senior supplement as they take my salary into account.
We get no benefits or concessions from the Australian government either and we have to maintain our 21 year old as well
To add insult to injury Centrelink have written to me today to say I have had too much Family Tax benefit for 2012/2013 (only 2 months received Jul-Sep 12) and I now owe them $317!