I'm sorry if this has been asked before (just joined) but I am confused about claiming my aussie tax back. Basically I lived and worked in the same place (4 hours drive away from Sydney) and worked with 1 company there for 8 months, so i'm pretty sure I can claim tax back from this job.
I then moved to Sydney and was working in a bar there, but i only lived in Sydney for 4 months and worked in the bar for 3 months. Can i claim my tax back from this job also?
It's been a while, so checked the below links to official documentation to back this up, but as far as I remember, you self-determine if you were a resident for tax-purposes during the tax year. If you were, you pay a lower tax rate, and can thus claim money back. That goes for the entire tax year (July through June), not per job.
If you were a resident for tax purposes depends on various factors; length of staying in one place is one of them, but the accommodation you stayed in should also be normal accommodation (not a hostel, but an apartment or something similar), and/or you should also have participated in normal social life in the place you stayed at (visited the gym, gone to the movies, etc). There's a tool to help you determine this.
Btw, if you were there on a WHV, you would only have been allowed to work for the same employer for a maximum of up to 6 months, so you might still run into issues due to the 8 months. On the other hand, I don't think the tax office cares about that (not their job), so probably not something to worry about...
You can definitely claim your tax back for both jobs.
If you earned less than $18,200 you are entitled to earn all the tax paid back as you are within the tax free threshold.
[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]