There is $540,000,000 held by the Australian Tax Office belonging to ex-backpackers and ex-foreign students who worked in Australia in the past. It's a fact. Talbots Pty Ltd are qualified reputable accountants, established in 1926. Check out our credentials on this website.
A lot of people mistake it for tax but it is very different. Superannuation is like a compulsory pension. It's designed to take care of you when you retire in Australia. You generally can't spend it until retirement age if you remain permanently in Australia. All employers by law have to withhold 9.5% of your pay and send it to a Superfund. This has been law since 1992 albeit with lower percentages previously. But if you leave Australia permanently then you obviously do not intend to retire in Australia. That's why we can claim it back for you. You worked hard for every dollar. That's why we enjoy putting it back in your pocket where it belongs.
Simply click the Apply Now icon on this website, choose a password in case you do not complete the entire application initially, and input what information you have about your work and travel locations in Australia and BackPay will do the rest through to wiring the money to your bank account a few weeks later. There are no papers to sign as the BackPay system is all fully online with digital signature technology for your convenience.
Correct. Nothing to lose and everything to gain.
8 - 12 weeks depending on how many Superfunds your money is in. (Different employers pay it to different Superfunds. There are approximately 200 Superfunds in Australia). Some release it quicker than others.
We can't speed up the process of getting the refund itself but in future we may be able to introduce you to lenders in your home country willing to advance a 48 hour loan for the duration of the waiting period.
Zero. We do not charge engagement fees simply 12% of the Superannuation amount on a No Refund / No Fee basis.
Yes, if you introduce us to 5 ex-backpacker friends who we claim their Superannuation too, then we will do your refund Half Price. Introduce 10 new customers and we'll do your refund for free! Refer to us over 10 customers and we'll be keen to offer you a job working as a marketing agent! You may get more than you bargain for, your friends will love you even more than they do now, get a free refund, and earn money from BackPay, what an opportunity!
In that case you may not have any Superannuation to claim, but we are happy to do a free search to be sure. If you did 3 months of farm work to get a second year visa then the farmer would have paid Superannuation for that period. It's quick for us to find out for sure.
Yes this does happen sometimes where the employer has been naughty and not paid it. You can contact your ex-employer if they are still in business and remind them they are obliged to pay it. The Government sometimes fines employers who break the rules and do not pay the Superannuation for employers. As soon as it’s paid we can claim it for you.
Yes we can. We have a tax agent in our team happy to do a back-dated tax return for you too if applicable. We can discuss that with you on firstname.lastname@example.org or if you add further comments about it in a Superannuation Refund application through this website.
Whatever bank account you nominate in your home country or anywhere.
Absolutely not! It's just like a normal Pay Day. Spend it freely on whatever you like. If you spend it on another Australian holiday be sure to call in to our office for a coffee.
Simply click on the "Apply Now" icon on this website and follow the simple application process.
Simply call us or email email@example.com requesting one of our staff to call you back via phone or Skype. Or email us your questions. You will find BackPay staff to be friendly and helpful. We enjoy helping people around the world get their cash entitlement back.