Posts Tagged ‘backpackertax’

Industry calls for tax to be dumped as workers disappear

Posted on: November 26th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

TAXING backpackers higher than other staff is bad for business. That’s the message from the agriculture industry after the Federal Court found the Federal Government’s Backpacker Tax couldn’t be applied [...] read more...

Federal Government should repeal its failed Backpacker Tax

Posted on: November 15th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

AUSVEG, Australia’s peak industry body for the vegetable industry, has called on the Federal Government to repeal the controversial Backpacker Tax in full, following the Federal Court’s decision that it [...] read more...

WHV may receive hundreds of millions of dollars after backpacker tax overturned by Federal Court

Posted on: October 30th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

An estimated 75,000 backpackers could receive hundreds of millions of dollars from the tax office after the Federal Court ruled the Government’s so-called backpacker tax invalid. Key points: The Federal [...] read more...

Is unfair treatment of WHM beginning to bite?

Posted on: January 9th, 2018 by Chris Harrison No Comments

Key Points for WHM visas to June 2017. In 2016-17: a total of 211,011 Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visas (subclass 417 and subclass 462) were granted, a 1.7 per cent [...] read more...

Backpacker Tax challenge no comfort for growers

Posted on: January 9th, 2018 by News Media No Comments

News that foreign backpackers are launching a legal challenge to federal tax law will bring no comfort to the state’s growers.  The so-called backpacker tax under challenge came into force [...] read more...