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Claim Tax / Super back when WHV was cancelled

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1. Posted by DoA (Budding Member 84 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi guys,

I have recently returned from Australia because my WHV was cancelled. I'm wondering whether I'll still be entitled to claim my tax / super annuation back for the time worked because they told me I couldn't receive my last paycheck because I should have never had the right to work & therefore I'm a bit dubious as to whether I'll be able to claim my taxback.

Also, I'm in the UK now (my home country) but I still have an Australian bank account .... is the Ozzie bank account necessary & will being out of Oz cause a problem?

Finally, any recommended companies to go through ( I haven't got my P45s and can't be bothered with the hastle of doing it myself frankly).

Thanks in advance

2. Posted by jadeverell (Respected Member 255 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi DoA,

There is some very useful info on this website -

I am in the process of preparing my applications to reclaim my super/tax.


3. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I used about 5 years after I finished my working holiday! (At the time I didn't realise that I should have filed a tax return, and I was about to apply for a spouse (residency) visa for Australia so I thought I'd better straighten things up with the ATO to save any issues further down the road!)

The company approached the places I worked for and got the tax certificates (same as P45). If whatever company you go with don't think you will get anything, they will most likely not take your business as there would be no money in it for them.