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WA Does my wife require to apply for tax return?

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Hi Guys,

Does my wife needs to lodge for tax? She is not working has zero earnings,totally dependent on me. I am currently working full time on TSS visa.
She can just submit "zero return". It's just one (or two) button click(s) in ATO site.
 

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But for this also I need to have the TFN right? I will apply for her TFN today o_O
I don't think she need to submit a tax return.
My wife didn't submit any last year (2017-18) being in 457 visa. She don't have a TFN until today.

However, today morning i was thinking the same as you and found this tool.
Result: She don't have to file the return

Anyways, today she applied for TFN number. ( I don't know why we didn't do this for last 1 year :banghead: . I advised many in this forum to have a TFN once they arrive in Australia, but didn't do the same for my wife ;))
 
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yes , irrespective of income level tax has to be lodged.
There is an income cap of $18,200 p.a below which you don't have to file a tax return, in combination with other circumstances.
 
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I don't think she need to submit a tax return.
My wife didn't submit any last year (2017-18) being in 457 visa. She don't have a TFN until today.

However, today morning i was thinking the same as you and found this tool.
Result: She don't have to file the return

Anyways, today she applied for TFN number. ( I don't know why we didn't do this for last 1 year :banghead: . I advised many in this forum to have a TFN once they arrive in Australia, but didn't do the same for my wife ;))
Thanks for the research mate... Well in the result it also says that "You should submit a completed non-lodgment advice to the ATO. To access this online service you need a myGov account linked to the ATO. o_O " What is this now does this requires TFN?
Let me know what you are going to do mate in the same boat...
 

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Thanks for the research mate... Well in the result it also says that "You should submit a completed non-lodgment advice to the ATO. To access this online service you need a myGov account linked to the ATO. o_O " What is this now does this requires TFN?
Let me know what you are going to do mate in the same boat...
Yes i saw this. Anyways she applied for TFN today, will take approx 4 weeks to assign.
I don't think it is an issue for not filing the return or the non-lodgement advice for a temporary resident (dependent) who didin't earn any for the FY.

We didn't hear anything from ATO for the FY 2017-18 for not lodging the tax return.
 
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We didn't hear anything from ATO for the FY 2017-18 for not lodging the tax return.
True.. But Im just concerned as one of my friend told me that not filling for tax is something hiding from Govt. Like you have earned something and dosnt want to show that to govt. Though the statement has no base but as we are in a process of making our self permanent we should be very cautious in all these kind of works... I will apply for TFN today... Cheers..
 

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We didn't hear anything from ATO for the FY 2017-18 for not lodging the tax return.
Well, that's not a reason not to file that non-lodgment advice. That's the correct process, and very quick (like I said, a couple of button clicks).
 

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Well, that's not a reason not to file that non-lodgment advice. That's the correct process, and very quick (like I said, a couple of button clicks).
Yes.. so doing this time.. :p
 

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Did you applied for non-lodgement advice?
not yet.
We were waiting for the Medicare entitlement statement and we got that today.

So will be doing the non-lodgement advice soon.

what about you?
 
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Medicare?? you mean private health insurance right?

I already lodge my ITR, last week received my wife's TFN and I have to create an account in MyGov to file the Non-lodgement.

May be i will do that in next couple of days. I am not sure about MyGov account coz I did my ITR through agency.
 

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Medicare?? you mean private health insurance right?
No, the moment you apply for PR, you are entitled to have Medicare.

So i lodged my application on 24 January 2019 and enrolled to Medicare on that same day. So for the period 01 July 2018 to 24 Jan 2019 which i had a private health insurance, i don't have to pay the Medicare Levy.
You will get a statement from DHS that you are exempted from Medicare levy for the non-medicare period.
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I have to create an account in MyGov to file the Non-lodgement.
She need to call the ATO and get a CRN to register with MyGOV.
 

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Medicare?? you mean private health insurance right?
No, the moment you apply for PR, you are entitled to have Medicare.

So i lodged my application on 24 January 2019 and enrolled to Medicare on that same day. So for the period 01 July 2018 to 24 Jan 2019 which i had a private health insurance, i don't have to pay the Medicare Levy.
You will get a statement from DHS that you are exempted from Medicare levy for the non-medicare period.
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I have to create an account in MyGov to file the Non-lodgement.
She need to call the ATO and get a CRN to register with MyGOV.
 
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No, the moment you apply for PR, you are entitled to have Medicare.
oh! I never knew about this.
That's good actually. I should file asap:(


She need to call the ATO and get a CRN to register with MyGOV.
Can you please explain this process, I have TFN ready and I claimed for her private health insurance nothing to claim just have to file the Non-lodgement.
 
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