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BACKPACKER TAX comes into effect 1st January 2017

The 15 per cent rate came after a long and drawn-out political fight, which ultimately saw a compromise deal between the Coalition and the Greens.  From 1 January 2017, all backpackers will pay 15 cents income tax from the first dollar they earn. The government had previously said the tax rate for nonresidents of 32.5 per cent would apply from

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