Australia proposes 'backpacker tax' at 15 percent

Australia proposes 'backpacker tax' at 15 percent

World November 28, 2016 06:06

canberra - The Australian government wants tourists who earn 15 percent tax paid in the country. That's the new bill announced by Finance Minister Scott Morrison Australian Monday.

This 'backpacker tax' is lower than the original plan to levy 32.5 percent tax, which was opposed by the tourism and agriculture industries. Annual travel about 600 000 backpackers to Australia, often want to extend their stay by some extra money. They often work than as fruit pickers.

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