Thinking of coming back to Australia to retire? Then you need a plan in place to utilise the utopian Australian tax system, many years before your feet actually touch Australian soil. In your absence, the superannuation rules have changed such that with a bit of careful planning, once you retire over age 60, you might… Read More Retiring in Australia?
Are you a fair dinkum Non-Resident? With 23AG exemptions no longer available, there have been a vast number of individuals who are wishing to be treated as non-resident for tax purposes from 1 July 2009. The ATO are aware of this, and over the next few years will check the cirumstances of those whose residency… Read More Are you Really a Non Resident
Those here on a 457 business sponsored visa are very lucky indeed – and lots of them don’t know it! There are several tax benefits available to this class of visa since the introduction of the “temporary resident” rules in 2006/7. The rules mean “temporary residents” are effectively only taxed on Australian sourced income for… Read More 457 Visa – Special Tax Rules
Taxpayer Australian Resident for Tax Purposes – Bezuidenhout A taxpayer who was employed overseas, as a pilot, by a foreign employer, has nevertheless been found to have been an Australian resident during the relevant income years. He was therefore assessable in Australia on his foreign-earned income. The taxpayer worked overseas as a pilot. He was… Read More Commuters Beware
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