Your tax

Your Tax: overview

The materials in Your Tax have been designed to be used in a variety of ways. Each topic is designed as a stand-alone section to be explored by a whole class, small groups or individual students. Information about alignment to the curriculum is via the Curriculum links block.  

PDF versions of the Your Tax course module are now available on the downloads page.


Income and income tax

When do we need to pay tax and when don't we? Discover the different types of income and test your knowledge about when and where tax should be paid.

Working and paying tax

What do you need to know when you enter the workforce to ensure that you are paying the correct amount of tax?

Completing your tax return

When you say the word 'tax', many people automatically think of what they will do with their potential tax refund. Find out what completing a tax return involves.

Calculating tax due

As part of your tax return you may be due a refund of have a tax debt.  Find out more about calculating tax using some case studies.

What other taxes do I have to pay?

You may have to pay other personal taxes in addition to income tax. Find out what these taxes are and calculate the extent to which these apply to a number of different case studies.

Fixing a tax problem

Discover what options you have when you have a tax issue. Design a public awareness campaign to make young people aware of these options

Challenge quiz: Your tax

After you've finished all the topics, play the challenge quiz and beat your classmates.

Quick tax test: Your tax

After you've finished all the topics, take the test on Your tax to see if you're a tax expert.

  • Fact 11

    The first new tax introduced after Federation was the Bank Notes Tax Act 1910 which introduced an Australian currency. It imposed a 10% tax on bank notes that had been previously issued privately. The new national currency first appeared in December 1910.

Super co-contribution

If a person earns below a certain threshold, the Australian Government will match their personal super contributions.

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