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Australian Tax Treatment of Overseas Superannuation and Pensions

The Australian tax treatment of an overseas pension fund or superannuation fund is a complex area from an Australian tax perspective. Is the Overseas Fund a […]

Australian Expats and Main Residence Capital Gains Tax Changes

A reminder to all Australian expat non-residents overseas that the retrospective and controversial changes to the Australian Capital Gains Tax (CGT) main residence exemption will impact […]

Capital Gains made by non-residents and the use of Australian Discretionary Trusts

The Federal Court has recently held in the case of Peter Greensill Family Co Pty Ltd (as trustee) v FC of T that the distribution of capital gains by […]

Update on COVID-19 and Australian tax residency

We hope everyone is doing well during these times! We previously wrote on 31 March 2020 regarding the ATO’s guidance for expats or individuals who are […]

Australian expat tax accountant and preparing the tax return

An Australian expat tax accountant will need to consider numerous issues when preparing the Australian tax return of an expat. Preparing the tax return of an […]

Accessing your Australian superannuation as a non-resident expat

A common question of Australian expats living overseas is when are they able to access their Australian super. Accessing superannuation as a non-resident of Australia is […]

Australian Tax Residency: The Domicile Test and Permanent Place of Abode

An Australian expat who relocates overseas will need to show that they have established a ‘permanent place of abode’ overseas, otherwise they will remain an Australian […]

International Tax: Australian tax implications of ceasing to be an Australian tax resident

At the time an Australian expat relocates overseas, there are important Capital Gains Tax implications that should be considered. The article below provides an overview of […]
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