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Backpackers to claim their Super before new tax rate applies

May 18, 2017 by Som Sarawan

The new tax arrangements for backpackers' superannuation take effect on this coming 1 July 2017.  

If you're a backpacker who is leaving the country and claiming superannuation from 1 July 2017 onwards, then you will lose 65 per cent in tax , in stead of 38% (current tax rate).

Backpackers are those who hold 417 or 462 Working Holiday visas.

It doesn't matter whether you earned that superannuation under the new rules or the old rules: if you claim it from 1 July 2017, the whole amount is taxed at 65 per cent.

You can save 27 per cent in tax if you process the claim and receive the payment before 1 July 2017. 

File your claim today.