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.

See also:

In 2015-16 did you

  • 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.
End of example

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