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Moving Abroad is where we share everything you need to know about moving abroad. Checklists, tax implications, and hints and tips to support your relocation.

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2017 Federal Budget Implications for Australian Property Investors

A couple of weeks ago, the Australian federal government handed down its 2017 budget, and there were a number of implications for Australian property investors and Australian expats.  In this article, we review the budget implications for Australian…

Update on HECS Debt Repayment Obligations For Australians Living Overseas

Rules on HECS debt repayment obligations for Australians living overseas are changing. Time is running out for Australians living overseas who have a HECS debt to notify the Australian Government of their new contact details and start reporting…
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Foreign Income Tax Offset - Make sure you are not paying tax twice

A Foreign Income Tax Offset reduces the impact of double taxation by providing you a credit on foreign tax paid when declaring your income in Australia.  Are you able to benefit from a Foreign Income Tax Offset? How does a Foreign Income…

Latest Relocation Articles

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Tips on taking medication overseas when you travel abroad

Taking medication overseas can literally be a matter of life or death, so it’s essential to pay real attention and plan ahead if you require regular medication when you move or travel abroad. Tips on taking medication overseas when you…
Packing Your House For An International Move

Tips for packing your house for an international move

With moving house being one of life's most stressful events, we've put together some tips for packing your house for an international move. Moving house has been found to be one of life’s most stressful events, ranking above starting…
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Moving House Checklist - When Moving Overseas

Moving overseas or even moving house can be a stressful time for any family.  Getting started early with the process will make things less overwhelming.  To help, we have created this moving house checklist for use when moving overseas. Moving…

Latest Healthcare Articles

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5 reasons why expats choose IPMI

You’ll miss it when it’s gone. We might take it for granted - but it’s worth remembering that the Australian healthcare system is consistently ranked as one of the world’s best. If life abroad is on the cards, the “little differences”…
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The Reciprocal Health Care Agreement - Should Australians Abroad Rely On Them?

Australia has entered into a reciprocal health care agreement with a number of countries which enable Australians to receive essential medical treatment when overseas. What countries does Australia have a reciprocal health care agreement…
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Latest Banking & Money Transfers

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How to automate your overseas loan repayments

If you need to make overseas loan repayments , then there are options that allow you to automate the international money transfers, get good exchange rates and low fees, and potentially lock in the exchange rate for a fixed period. Many Australians…
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What currencies can I save on when transferring money internationally?

Transferring money internationally can be a big money spinner for banks with high fees and uncompetitive exchange rates.  Online foreign currency dealer, OFX, deals with over 55 currencies for transferring money internationally and will help…
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Why I don't use my bank for money transfers to Australia

One of my biggest annoyances after moving overseas was the amount of money banks gouged every time I wanted to make money transfers to Australia, with their ridiculous fees and poor exchange rates.  I then discovered there were better options. After…

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Australian tax implications when renting out your primary residence

The tax implications when renting out your primary residence are generally good for Australians moving overseas.  Find out how renting out your primary residence when moving abroad impacts you. 1. Capital Gains Tax Most people are aware that…
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5 Things to Do Before Renting Out Your Property in Australia

Before renting out your property in Australia (whether you are moving out of the family home or you have bought an investment property), there are a number of things you should do to ensure you maximise your rental returns. 1. Attend to…
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Rental Property Depreciation - Are You Maximising Your Tax Deductions?

Are you maximising your tax deductions in Australia by claiming rental property depreciation on your investment properties?  Thousands of Australians are missing out on legitimate tax deductions because they are unaware of their entitlement…

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