All posts in "Tax Implications"

What Tax Information Exchange Agreements Mean For You

By Craig / June 7, 2016

In an effort to break through secrecy barriers of Offshore Tax Havens, and reduce international tax avoidance and tax evasion practices, governments around the world have incorporated tax information exchange agreements as part of tax treaties and other agreements with each other, including with Offshore Tax Havens.  How do they work and which countries has […]


Guide to Offshore Tax Havens For Australians Living Abroad

By Craig / June 6, 2016

Offshore tax havens often conjure up images of a tropical island with beautiful palm tree lined beaches with an easy going attitude to taxation.  But these days, there are places all over the world where one can stash their cash without much government scrutiny.  Offshore tax havens are not just places with low taxes, but what […]


How does Labor’s negative gearing policy impact Australian Expats?

By Craig / April 4, 2016

Labor’s negative gearing policy was announced in February 2016.  Whilst there has been much debate about the merits of negative gearing and whether negative gearing should be abolished, Labor’s decision to make substantial changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax discount has been controversial. But how does it impact Australian Expats?  Lets find out…


How does negative gearing work for Australian Expats?

By Craig / March 10, 2016

We constantly hear the term negative gearing being thrown around in Australian politics.  The Labor party have said they plan to make changes to negative gearing if they return to government, and after a period of uncertainty, the Liberal and National parties have expressed their ongoing support for retaining current negative gearing arrangements. But how […]


The Self Managed Super Fund Nightmare For Australian Expats

By Craig / January 19, 2016

So you followed all the advice about putting money away for your retirement.  You consulted your accountant and decided to setup a Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF).  Then you moved overseas for a few years.  Make sure you take good advice.  If your SMSF becomes non-complying it could be a costly mistake.


Should you worry about how you complete your Australian outgoing passenger card and incoming passenger card?

By Craig / December 3, 2015

With the Christmas travel season upon us, and many Aussie expats (like myself) heading down under, I thought it worthwhile sharing with you how the Australian Tax Office is using your completed Australian outgoing and incoming passenger card in court cases when challenging people’s claims to be non-resident of Australia for tax purposes.


What Australian Expats Need to Do If You Have a HELP Debt or TSL Debt

By Craig / November 23, 2015

We recently reported on changes to HELP Debt repayment obligations of Australian Expats passed by the Australian Parliament in early November 2015. Find below details on what the new obligations for Australian Expats are with respect to informing the tax office of your move overseas and your overseas income, and when you will need to start continuing […]


Australian Government Closes Loophole on HELP debt (student loan) repayments for Australian Expats

By Craig / November 9, 2015

Australians who move abroad after graduating from university are now obliged to continue making repayments of their student loans (HELP debt) under new rules passed by the Australian Senate today.   In my previous article Australian Government Removes Tax Loophole For Australian Expats we forewarned of this eventuality and now the legislation has passed the Australian Parliament.


10 Things You Can Do To Show You Really Are A Non-Resident For Australian Tax Purposes

By Craig / October 26, 2015

Many Australian Expats, who move to low taxing countries, want to ensure they become non-residents of Australia for tax purposes to ensure they capture the benefits of the lower tax regime in their country of residence.  Unfortunately, it is not as simple as just deciding that you are no longer a resident for Australian tax purposes. […]

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