Income and deductions
Before you start work, or soon after, you may need to get a tax file number (TFN). The main tax you'll pay is income tax, which is charged on income you receive, such as salary and wages, investment income and business income. At the end of the income year (30 June), most people need to lodge an annual tax return.
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Tax in Australia - what you need to know
If you have not had to pay tax before, or you are new to the Australian tax system, this audiovisual program gives you the information you need about tax in Australia. Available in 16 languages via DVD and online.
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