Guest MarkIngram

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    Guest MarkIngram

    Hi there

     

    Someone will be able to answer this question for us. Just got our TFN through the post but a little worried as it says 'non-resident' - we're over here on a 475 visa. Does this mean we're going to be taxed at the 45% margin or has someone made a mistake? A bit concerned by this as we thought even though we're on the 475 visa we were still classed as residents???

     

    If anyone knows the answer to this then please call me on 0406648303 and shed some light on this....can't check emails etc much as we don't have our computer or internet until next week.

     

     

     

    Mark

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    Hi there

     

    Someone will be able to answer this question for us. Just got our TFN through the post but a little worried as it says 'non-resident' - we're over here on a 475 visa. Does this mean we're going to be taxed at the 45% margin or has someone made a mistake? A bit concerned by this as we thought even though we're on the 475 visa we were still classed as residents???

     

    If anyone knows the answer to this then please call me on 0406648303 and shed some light on this....can't check emails etc much as we don't have our computer or internet until next week.

     

     

     

    Mark

    Can you also post it on here as well, so others and myself are aware that if you can tick the box stating resident on the TFN forms

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    Have responded to mark, and will answer here, yes, you need to contact the ATO and query it with them, we had to do this and they asked me to complete an online questionnaire which decides if you are resident for tax purposes (which you should be), they then ammend your information. Otherwise you will be taxed at a higher rate.

     

    This was our experience, although it was 2 years ago and on a 163 visa. Hope that helps

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    Hi,

     

    Just to reinforce what foxychick has already said really.

     

    We're on a 475 visa and my tfn also came through as a non-resident. I did the online questionnaire and it said that I was a resident for tax purposes. I then phoned the ATO, advised them of this and they just updated my records - no questions asked!

     

    Cheers

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    Does anybody know if you get a refund on any tax already paid at a higher rate? I have been on a non resident tax rate since we arrived in June but will be on the phone first thing Monday morning. Can't believe I didn't know about this.

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    Guest WoodMartin
    Hi,

     

    Just to reinforce what foxychick has already said really.

     

    We're on a 475 visa and my tfn also came through as a non-resident. I did the online questionnaire and it said that I was a resident for tax purposes. I then phoned the ATO, advised them of this and they just updated my records - no questions asked!

     

    Cheers

     

     

    Exact same situation as Roberts Family...We have just rung ATO to let them know we were resident for tax purposes and were told we would be taxed as non-residents - the higher rate - and would be able to claim it all back after doing a tax return next year...

    Any ideas? :confused:

    Ali

     

    UPDATE... just after posting this we thought we'd give it another go, it was sorted straight away. The message there is: don't always believe the first person you speak to - PIA has the answers! And saved us a lot of money...

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