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11. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4809 posts) 7y

Quoting rys

(And YIKES, I just looked at roundtrip tickets for next fall, and the tickets have gone up $1k... good thing I have a bit of time still...)

I don't know where in the USA you're located, but Delta is expected to start flying LAX-SYD starting this summer (and Virgin Australia might from February on), which might cause prices to drop a bit. (No guarantees though, of course.)

12. Posted by divaboy (Full Member 75 posts) 7y

Quoting Sander

[quote=Dani 26]
Say you'll work two jobs of three months each, making $15/hour (just above minimum wage iirc), working 40 hours a week, earning you a total of roughly $15,000. That means you still need $7,000 (£3300).

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Less tax on the $15000 ;)

13. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4809 posts) 7y

Quoting divaboy

Less tax on the $15000 ;)

Heh, true. Though at least when working for a long period of time like that, it should be possible to classify as a resident for tax purposes, in which case that'd only be $1350 over those $15,000.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 8, 2009, at 12:11 PM by Sander ]

14. Posted by divaboy (Full Member 75 posts) 7y

Though tthe tax reclaim issue had near enough been sewn up though?? might be wrong though , hope I am ...... Anyone shed any light on this subject ?

15. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4809 posts) 7y

Quoting divaboy

Though tthe tax reclaim issue had near enough been sewn up though?? might be wrong though , hope I am ...... Anyone shed any light on this subject ?

Don't know exactly what you mean by "sewn up", but if I'm interpreting you correctly: there's nothing dodgy about backpackers being seen as residents for tax purposes. As long as you live in the same place for a couple of months and are part of the local community by going to the movies, a gym, or other things like that, you're usually considered a resident for tax purposes (which means no taxes over the first $6000 of income, and only 15% for the chunk above that up to $30,000).

16. Posted by divaboy (Full Member 75 posts) 7y

Sander you interpreted my correctly sorry about that

Just read elsewhere that claiming taxes back for that purpose was bending the rules......

great news that it isn't though :)

Thanks again

17. Posted by ejjasj (Budding Member 24 posts) 7y

Hi,

Im planning to leave with 5000€ (4500£ - 9700$AUD atm) and have been told this should be somewhat sufficient if you pickup the slack by working as often as you possibly can.
I have read in more than one thread here that you should count around 50£ a day (108 $AUD) so there is a gap to fill - for the both of us!

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