ATO – What attracts our audit attention
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As part of the 2014-15 Federal budget the Government introduced a Temporary Budget Repair Levy. Individual taxpayers with a taxable income of more than $180,000 per year will have had additional tax withheld by their employer, starting from 1 July 2014.
The levy is payable at a rate of 2 per cent of each dollar of a taxpayer’s taxable income over $180,000. It applies to both residents and non-residents from 1 July 2014 and applies to the 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 income years.
In some cases the levy is payable even if you have a taxable income of $180,000 or less.
If the levy applies to your income, it will generally appear on your Notice of Assessment you receive after you lodge your 2015 tax return.