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I have been informed that If I come across on a work visa that I pay a higher income tax than a national.IE 80;000 would mean paying around 17,000 per year if I was a resident apposed to 27,000 On my work visa .Can anyone tell me if this is correct ?
 

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No, as you can be an Australian resident for tax purposes while still holding a temporary work visa; they are not necessarily connected. From the ATO's perspective, you are generally an Australian resident if you have resided or plan to reside in Australia for six months or more, regardless of what visa you happen to be on. The ATO has a website that can help you determine what your residency status is for tax purposes: Are you a resident | Australian Taxation Office
 
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