: Landmark court decision set to have major impact for Irish backpackers in Australia


The action against the tax was initiated by Irish company, who say that this ruling could have a major impact for Irish people planning to travel for working holidays to Australia.

The 15% tax rate applied to people on 417 or 462 working holiday visas. This rate was applied to all income up to AUS$37,000, which meant that these visa-holders were paying more tax on average than Australian citizens.