Australia income tax law for 2019 Australia Income Tax Rates for 2019

Australia Income Tax Brackets

Tax Bracket (yearly earnings) Tax Rate (%)
$0 - $6,000 0.00%
$6,000 - $35,000 15.00%
$35,000 - $80,000 30.00%
$80,000 - $180,000 38.00%
$180,000 and up 45.00%

Australia has a bracketed income tax system with five income tax brackets, ranging from a low of 0.00% for those earning under $6,000 to a high of 45.00% for those earning more then $180,000 a year.

How does the Australia Income Tax compare to the rest of the world?

The maximum income tax rate in Australia of 45.00% ranks Australia as one of the ten highest taxed countries in the world. Countries with similar tax brackets include Portugal with a maximum tax bracket of 46.00%, Austria with a maximum tax bracket of 50.00% and United Kingdom with a maximum tax bracket of 50.00%. Keep in mind that our ranking measures only nationwide income taxes, and does not account for local income taxes at state, province, or municipal levels.

Australia Income Taxes
Maximum Income Tax Income Tax Allowance World Tax Rank
45.00% $0 ($0 USD) 6th of 34

What is the Australia Income Tax?

Australia's personal income tax is a bracketed income tax that must be paid yearly by all citizens to the government of Australia. Failure to pay, or underpayment of, the Australia income tax can result in high fees, fines, or jail time.

In addition to Australia's income tax, other taxes may apply to wages or profits earned, including social services, medical care, and capital gains taxes.

Australia Income Tax Allowance

Australia provides most taxpayers with an income tax allowance of $0, which can be kept as a tax-free personal allowance. Australia's tax credit is a

A tax credit is a fixed amount of money that may be kept by taxpayers without paying any income taxes. Generally, a tax credit is subtracted from your gross income before your taxable income is calculated.


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