Tax Implications

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What Tax Information Exchange Agreements Mean For You

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…
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Guide to Offshore Tax Havens For Australians Living Abroad

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…
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Am I An Australian Resident For Tax Purposes?

The most important question you need to ask yourself when you prepare to move overseas and become an Australian Expat is Am I an Australian resident for tax purposes or not?  The answer will have some fundamental implications for your income…
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How does Labor's negative gearing policy impact Australian Expats?

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…
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How does negative gearing work for Australian Expats?

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…
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The Self Managed Super Fund Nightmare For Australian Expats

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

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

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…
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Australian Greens Oppose Changes to Student Debt (HELP Debt) Repayment Obligations For Australian Expats

For those that are interested, I just came across this speech from an Australian Greens Senator talking about the Greens position on HELP debt or HECS debt repayments.  
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Australian Government Closes Loophole on HELP debt (student loan) repayments for Australian Expats

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

Following on from my article 10 Things You Can Do To Show You Really Are A Non-Resident For Australian Tax Purposes, find below some more ideas to support your position of non-residency.  To become a non-resident for Australian tax purposes…
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10 Things You Can Do To Show You Really Are A Non-Resident For Australian Tax Purposes

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…

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