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  • A2 Part-year tax-free threshold 2016

    If you were not an Australian resident for the whole 2015-16 year, we use the information you show at this item on your tax return to work out your tax-free threshold.

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    In 2015-16 did you



    This information may not apply to the current year. Check the content carefully to ensure it is applicable to your circumstances.

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    • become an Australian resident, or
    • stop being an Australian resident?


    Go to question A3 Government super contributions 2016


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    Did you receive any Australian Government pension or allowance, which you showed at item 5 or item 6?


    Go to Completing your tax return


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    Was this amount only for

    • Youth Allowance
    • Newstart Allowance
    • a sickness allowance
    • a special benefit, or
    • a payment under the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) Scheme?


    Go to Completing your tax return.


    You are entitled to the full tax-free threshold. You do not need to answer this question. Go to question A3.

    Completing your tax return

    Step 1

    Write the date you became, or stopped being, an Australian resident for tax purposes in the Date box at item A2.

    Step 2

    Write the number of months that you were an Australian resident in 2015-16 (counting the first month during which you became, or stopped being, a resident) at N item A2.


    If you:

    • became a resident in November 2015 and remained a resident for the rest of the income year, you would write 8
    • stopped being a resident in September 2015, you would write 3.
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    We will work out your tax-free threshold for you using the information you provide at this item. If you want to work it out, go to Tax-free threshold for newcomers to Australia or Tax-free threshold if you are leaving Australia-permanently.

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      Last modified: 26 May 2016QC 48670