Have your say: fight the backpacker tax

Monday, 8th February 2016 // Breaking News, Featured // Comments (0)

The Federal Government proposes to change the tax rules for working holiday makers (known as "backpackers") in July.

Under the change, all backpackers on temporary work visas would be treated as non-residents for tax purposes, and would be taxed at the marginal rate of 32.5 cents for every dollar earned. (Currently, some backpackers are eligible for the tax-free threshold if they stay in Australia fore more than six months and are therefore treated as 'residents' for tax purposes).
Cotton Australia believes these tax changes have the potential to impact growers and the industry - it would discourage backpackers from coming to Australia, remove workers from the labour pool, and reduce spending in communities we support.
In conjunction with the NFF and its allies, Cotton Australia has launched a campaign which calls on politicians to oppose the tax.

Here's how you can help:

If we work together, we can keep backpackers coming to support our cotton growers and the industry.