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    Tax rate on bank account interest for non-resident?
    I'm a non-resident of Australia but still have money in an Australian bank account. They are currently deducting the maximum rate (about 46.5%) of my interest for tax - is this the correct rate? (I fully fulfil the "non-resident" criteria on the taxation website, am not in Australia and have no Australian income) Thanks
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    You should let the bank know that you are a non-resident so that they only withhold 10% final tax. However, if you have a joint account with an Australian resident who has not disclosed their tax file number for the account, then the bank can withhold 46.5% tax from the total interest earned in the joint account.
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