Sounds like its just a regular tax return. The oz financial year goes from 1st July to 30th June. If you've been here a year already I guess you need to do your tax return from financial year 2010 - 2011. Check out ato.gov.au. Then go to lodge a tax return.Hi,
We`ve been here in Sydney for almost a year now. We`ve been told that we have to do a sort of self tax return. Anyone shed any light on what is involved in the process?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Thanks again for all your help. Will check out the websiteCheck out the ato website for what things you can claim. If you claim phone, Internet, you can only claim for the portion which is used for work. For example, if you use your Internet 20% of the time for work, then you could claim 20% of the cost. If you landed in June 2011 and if you were working for the month of June, then you need to lodge a tax return for that year. If you started after July 1st 2011, then you only need to do the tax return after 30th June of this year. You need to get a group certificate from your employer to do the tax return. This tells you how much you earns and how much tax you paid for the year. Most citizens don't do their tax return until around September.
Keep all receipts for, I think it's changed to 5 years. They can audit you until then.
We are from Glasgow and have been in Perth for 18 months now - last year my girlfriend only worked for a month before submitting her tax return and she got nearly $1,000 rebate back - which was a nice surprise for her !!! We paid $110 to a tax agent to do our return but he knew everything we could claim for - if you are in Perth I can give you his no as we were advised by Aussie workmates to get an agent to do it the first time - hope that helps !! TJ