Quote Originally Posted by -Leigh- View Post
As long as you are a resident for tax purposes, you can earn up to $6,000 before being taxed. Then between $6,001 and $37,000 you pay 15%, $37,001 - $80,000 it's 30% and the above $80k you pay 37% as far as I'm aware.
Once the carbon tax is introduced next year these figures will change,

The current tax-free threshold of $6000 (the amount you can earn before paying tax) will be increased to $18,200 from July 1 next year and $19,401 from July 1, 2015. But here's the rub. The two bottom tax rates are being increased. The current 15 per cent rate will be lifted to 19 per cent from 2013 and the 30 per cent rate will rise to 32.5 per cent from 2013 and 33 per cent from July 1, 2015.