Sunday, August 5, 2012

Taxes in Australia

Recently I got job proposal from Australia and now I need to decide should I go there or not.

Of course Australia is attractive country and it seems they copping quite well in the world at the moment, but with my skills I can work anywhere in the world and before accepting the offer I decided to calculate how much taxes I need to pay in Australia.

Australian Taxes

I found Australian Taxation Office website, however tax rates are not clear for me. Should I use tax rates for Residents:

The following rates for 2012-13 apply from 1 July 2012.
Taxable income Tax on this income
0 - $18,200 Nil
$18,201 - $37,000 19c for each $1 over $18,200
$37,001 - $80,000 $3,572 plus 32.5c for each $1 over $37,000
$80,001 - $180,000 $17,547 plus 37c for each $1 over $80,000
$180,001 and over $54,547 plus 45c for each $1 over $180,000

The above rates do not include the Medicare levy of 1.5%.

Or should I use tax rates for foreign residents:

Taxable income Tax on this income
0 - $80,000 32.5c for each $1
$80,001 - $180,000 $26,000 plus 37c for each $1 over $80,000
$180,001 and over $63,000 plus 45c for each $1 over $180,000

Foreign residents are not required to pay the Medicare levy.

ATO tax calculator is quite clumsy and it's difficult to figure out how much salary I should get after the tax, so I used this simplified ATO tax calculator which can provide salary after tax if it's paid monthly, fortnightly or weekly. They also have option for foreign residents, however it's still not clear for me which tax rates should I use. Anybody can help me?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Life Insurance Comparison

If you one of the many individuals searching for life insurance, then you may already know that quotes can vary greatly from company to company and researching the various insurance providers is the only way to make an educated decision about which provider to go with. Most of the life insurance Australia has to offer is affordable, but many types of life insurance will not cover everything you need.

A Life insurance comparison can be done in a variety of ways, but the easiest and most conclusive way is through the internet. The web allows you to look at what each insurance offers and what type of rates each provider offers. A life insurance comparison gives you the opportunity to compare on a side by side basis. Choosing life insurance can seem overwhelming, but with the proper research and a little patience, you will feel comfortable that you chose the best life insurance Australia has available. Also, by doing a life insurance comparison you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you found the best insurance for the most affordable price. This type of insurance is be far the most important you will purchase, simply because the stress that families feel after a loved one passes will have some relief with a good insurance policy.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Eurovision 2011

Like true European I like to watch Eurovision. And this year was no different especially when our contestant was among the favorites. Unfortunately...

Eurovision 2011 Results

Here is the official results of Eurovision 2011:

1. Azerbaijan 221
2. Italy 189
3. Sweden 185
4. Ukraine 159
5. Denmark 134
6. Bosnia & Herzegovina 125
7. Greece 120
8. Ireland 119
9. Georgia 110
10. Germany 107
11. United Kingdom 100
12. Moldova 97
13. Slovenia 96
14. Serbia 85
15. France 82
16. Russia 77
17. Romania 77
18. Austria 64
19. Lithuania 63
20. Iceland 61
21. Finland 57
22. Hungary 53
23. Spain 50
24. Estonia 44
25. Switzerland 19

Do you like Eurovision 2011 winner song??

Eurovision 2011 in Australia

Apparently many people in Australia also loves to watch Eurovision. A lot of people from Europe living in Australia, so that might be the case. Voting took place on SBS Facebook page so this time nobody could fake the results with multiple voting, at least not to the extent it was on a previous years.

Here is the voting results from Australia:

1. Ireland 8350
2. Greece 7120
3. Serbia 4429
4. Bosnia & Herzegovina 4150
5. Moldova 3397
6. Hungary 2862
7. Sweden 2521
8. Denmark 2097
9. United Kingdom 1339
10. Ukraine 1338
11. Finland 1308
12. Romania 1205
13. Iceland 1061
14. Russia 982
15. Italy 935
16. Germany 922
17. Estonia 820
18. Slovenia 757
19. France 576
20. Austria 483
21. Georgia 473
22. Spain 456
23. Switzerland 356
24. Lithuania 262
25. Azerbaijan 245

Actual winner came last :)) Maybe people so hated that song that refused to give any point in the process. Who knows, but my country didn't come on top of Eurovision lader here as well :(

Monday, May 30, 2011


Music I cover:

various pop-rock, indie, electronic, classical, etc, from around the world, and cool art & photos;

Posts status - regular;

But, what’s with all the question marks? Because it's in Georgian...

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

gifts II

The Norton my "neighbor" and this is his gift. The Mercy, my gift!

Monday, November 21, 2005

gifts I

Friends and guests! Checking my house to retrieve your gifts that you sent me to my email address. This is the first gift from Keti. As he says, it is in the picture.