Working and paying tax

Step 1 of 7

Paying tax

There are a number of steps that a person needs to follow to become part of the Australian taxation system.

  • Step 1 Getting a tax file number (TFN)
  • Step 2 What should I do when I start a part-time or full-time job?
  • Step 3 How much tax do I pay?
  • Step 4 What records do I need?
  • Fact 1

    In 1705, Emperor Peter I of Russia instituted a beard tax. Those who paid the tax were required to carry a 'beard token'. This was a copper or silver token inscribed with 'the tax has been taken' and 'the beard is a superfluous burden'.

Land tax

A tax paid to state and territory governments on land that is not used as a person's home.

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