As proposed in the 2017 budget, the removal of the main residence CGT exemption for tax non-residents was legislated in Dec 2019 A rather draconian rule, the effect is that if you are tax non-resident on the date you sign the sales contract on your Australian property, you will not get any exemption at all… Read More Non-Resident with a home here? Quick – Sell it!
Hi Homeowners Thinking of renting your home (or part of it) on AirBNB or some similar website? It should be pretty obvious that the income, less relevant deductible expenses over the period of the let, will be taxable and needs to go on your tax return. However, you also need to be aware that as soon… Read More AirBNB
Recent changes to Australian tax legislation significantly increase the potential tax for non-residents. Non residents have always been penalised by not being able to access the tax free threshold, now they also have the joy of higher rates as well. But less talked about, in a clever twist on the ATO’s part, the CGT 50%… Read More Capital gains tax for non-residents
If you leave Australia to become a non-resident this is a capital gains tax event. The events are I1 and I2 which effectively calculate capital gains tax, based on the market value of all your CGT assets, on the date of departure. If you don’t make the election to be taxed on departure, then you… Read More Leaving Australia and CGT