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July 17, 2013 at 7:30 am #984113anna4296Member
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I was wondering if you could give me some advice on the following matter.
My partner works ABN as a contractor in construction and is based in Perth WA. He is an Irish citizen and although knowing that he had to pay tax, we just assumed at the end of the year he would receive a bill for the tax in which he is owed.
With regards to this, I am wondering where do we start in trying to rectify this situation. He has earned 23k approx.
He also worked TFN for 2 months where he paid approx. $1200 tax.
I have been told he has to submit BAS statements, however we do not know what form to submit and also should we complete statements for the whole year.
Also, as he is an Irish citizen, he will be getting back most of the tax he pays anyways so I am not sure what happens if he pays the tax does he apply for a tax return again or how does it work.
I hope you can help.
Thanks.July 17, 2013 at 8:19 am #1145913Past-MemberMember
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Hi, you might find these pages helpful at the ATO (Australian Tax Office).
The first $18K is tax exempt. And you do not submit BAS if you are not registered for GST (you have to turnover $75K as a solo before GST is applicable) so he does not have to worry about BAS statements, just the tax return.
International tax for individuals
If you are a foreign resident of Australia, you only need to lodge a tax return if you have income that is taxable in Australia. This excludes any income from which non-resident withholding tax has been deducted. Examples of income that may be subject to non-resident withholding tax are bank interest and unfranked dividends.
Tax returns for foreign residents
If you can get to a an ATO office it could be helpful to have a chat with them or an accountant.
Cheers.July 17, 2013 at 9:44 am #1145914Divert To MobileMember
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From the figures you have mentioned it doesnt look as though your partner was required to register for gst. I have no idea what the implications are for collecting GST when your not registered but I dont think its legal. To find out look at some of the bills you issued, did they add GST?
Definitely go see an accountant, if you have done something wrong they can help smooth things out with the ATO and resolve it in no time. Here is one I can suggest.
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