• Are you a resident?

    Your residency status for tax purposes is important because it helps determine your liability to pay Australian income tax.

    If you have recently arrived in Australia this tool will help you find out if you are an Australian resident for tax purposes.

    If you have a visa issued by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, your visa may have some reference to you being a resident. This does not mean you are automatically an Australian resident for taxation purposes. Using this tool may help you to determine residency status for tax purposes.

    The ATO has published Work out your tax residency explaining when someone coming to Australia will be treated as an Australian resident for taxation purposes.

    Use this tool if you either:

    • recently arrived in Australia
    • have been or will have been in Australia for more than 6 months of this income year.

    Residency status – leaving Australia

    If you have been living in Australia, and have recently left Australia, or intend to leave Australia soon, you should use the Determination of residency status – leaving Australia tool to determine your liability to pay Australian personal tax on your income.

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    Last modified: 21 May 2015QC 16677