Irish Times: Will Irish in Australia be eligible for ‘backpacker tax’ rebate?


Irish tax accounting firm won a landmark victory in Australia against the country’s so-called “backpacker tax” this week. Joanna Murphy, chief executive of, said: “In our view it was very clear when the tax was introduced in 2017 that it discriminated against foreign workers and breached several international tax agreements.” say that based on legal advice from their counsel in Australia there is now a reasonable expectation that in due course that Irish backpackers will benefit from this.