To keep tax season exciting, we've picked the second of our three $1500 winners!
The competition we are currently running is something we do at the end of the Australian tax year. It runs for three consecutive months through July, August and September, and at the end of each month one lucky person is chosen at random and wins $1500 in cash. It's that simple! This $1500 dollars can be spent however the winner chooses, so if you're down under on a working holiday visa it can provide a great opportunity to experience some of the things you might not be able to afford otherwise.
The lucky winner of our $1500 August draw is Ed Bacon from the UK. Ed jetted into Australia mid-February 2014, starting out in Sydney with Ultimate Oz's adventure tours. After a fun filled and action packed week with Ultimate Oz, Ed was on the road again, this time heading to Melbourne to find work.
When Ed's name was pulled out, we gave him a call straight away... and were a bit concerned when he didn't answer! We were worried we wouldn't be hearing back from our lucky winner until he texted back a couple of minutes later with "Who's this? I'm in the cinema!" Not wanting to give him the news by text or ruin his movie, we left him in suspense and waited a couple of hours before calling him back with the good news.
The average tax refund Down Under is AU$2600
When we finally got through to Ed, he didn't even know that he had been entered into the draw. In fact, even when we told him the good news he assumed our call was a hoax - When we followed him up the next day, it emerged he'd gone home and visited our Live Chat on Taxback.com to do a bit of sleuthing, and had been in contact with his account manager to be absolutely sure someone wasn't taking a hand at him!
Eventually, we managed to convince Ed that he really had won the $1500, and understandably he was over the moon. He's decided to spend it on a trip down the East Coast – something he wouldn't have been able to afford without that handy cash injection. We are genuinely delighted to be giving Ed the $1500, and we hope he spends every cent of it on an unforgettable Australian adventure.
At Taxback.com, we do our best to make the process of doing your tax as easy and straightforward as possible. We're also the only tax company in Australia to hold these giveaways for people on working holiday visas - We just want our customers to have fun and make the most of their time on Oz's sandy shores, so we do our best to make tax less of a hassle by giving you the chance to win some awesome cash prizes.
If you haven't completed your Tax return for the last tax year or you're leaving Australia soon, come into any of our helpdesks around Australia or visit Taxback.com, where you can get a free estimate and find our Tax forms. If you're already home, it's not too late! We can help you out with your income tax and superannuation refunds.
Get applying today and you could be our next lucky winner!
Have a great time Ed, and happy spending from the Taxback Team.