ATO Employer Registration – Backpacker Tax Compliance

Employers seeking to utilise the new backpacker tax of 15% from the first dollar earned up to $37,000 and ordinary marginal tax rates thereafter for income earned by an employee holding a working holiday visa (Working Holiday Visa 417/Work and Holiday Visa 462) on or after 1 January 2017 must complete a once-off registration with ATO.

The online registration form is now available from the ATO website

Further, to assist employers of working holiday makers in determining the correct withholding amount the ATO has produced a new tax table which can be downloaded as an excel spreadsheet from the ATO website.