Land tax and stamp duty surcharges – effect on Australian family trusts

There have been considerable changes recently in Australia’s approach to levying tax on foreign nationals who own Australian real estate. In particular, various state governments...

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Expanding to the USA (Part 3) – Setting up a C-Corporation

In our Expanding to the USA (Part 2) blog post we discussed that many Australian companies and entrepreneurs set up their US operations by using...

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The Departing Australian – Residency issues & consequences

We are often asked to provide advice to Australians who are moving overseas to live and work (moving to Expatland as we call it). Although...

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Expanding to the USA (Part 2) – Establishing an LLC

Each year hundreds of Australian businesses establish US operations. The question which is most often asked by our clients is whether they should establish a...

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Australian Expat Alert – Budget announces main residence CGT changes

Background Many Australian citizens who leave Australia and become non-residents (i.e foreign residents for tax purposes) rent their former main residence while they are living...

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Expanding to the USA – (Part 1) Setting up in the USA

For Australian entrepreneurs, the excitement and the promise of establishing a business in the United States can often be too much to resist! Indeed in...

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Tax Incentives for Early Stage Investors

Author: Matthew Marcarian The Australian Government has recently introduced tax incentives for early stage investors. The incentives have been introduced as the new Division 360 of the...

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Australian Federal Budget 2016

The Treasurer, Scott Morrison, delivered his maiden Federal Budget speech on Tuesday 3 May 2016. With the expectation of a double dissolution election being called...

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Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding Payment

Author: David Dai New legislation in relation to foreign resident capital gains withholding payments for foreign residents who sell real property in Australia applies from...

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