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  • A2 Part-year tax-free threshold 2017

    If you were not an Australian resident for the whole 2016-17 year, we use the information you show at this item on your tax return to work out your tax-free threshold.

    See also:

    In 2016-17 did you

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


    Go to question A3 Government super contributions 2017


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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


    Read on

    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 Government super contributions 2017

    Completing your tax return



    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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    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 2016-17 (counting the first month during which you became, or stopped being, a resident) at N item A2.


    If you:

    • became a resident in November 2016 and remained a resident for the rest of the income year, you would write 8
    • stopped being a resident in September 2016, 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 with the intention to reside overseas.

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      Last modified: 25 May 2017QC 51130