Tax Residency issues amid COVID19 Pandemic

Australian expats who have been forced back to Australia because of the COVID19 pandemic, need to understand what returning to Australia might mean for their...

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Coronavirus Safety Net: Phase Two

With both the global and local situation changing rapidly as the coronavirus spreads, the government has already implemented new changes to support the Australian economy...

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The coronavirus stimulus package: Phase one

On 12 March 2020 the government announced the first phase of an economic stimulus package in response to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic....

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Claiming foreign tax credits on capital gains made from overseas investments

Burton’s case [Burton v Commissioner of Taxation [2019] FCAFC 141] has set an interesting precedent for claiming foreign tax credits on capital gains made from...

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Family Trusts

On 17 February 2020 the Australian Financial Review ran an article titled ‘Fresh scrutiny of trust payouts to beneficiaries’.  For clients who may have seen...

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Non-Residents Can No Longer Claim The CGT Main Residence Exemption

On December 5th 2019 the contentious law denying non-residents the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) main residence exemption was passed. This means that the update we...

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Update on CGT Main Residence Exemption for expats

Update: Since publication of this post the Bill has passed and is now law. The law passed is the Treasury Laws Amendment (Reducing Pressure on...

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Our Founder – John Marcarian – wins Expatpreneur Award

Our Founder, John Marcarian, has won the prestigious Longevity Award in The Finder’s Expatpreneuer Awards 2019. The Expatpreneur Awards honour foreign-born entrepreneurs running successful expat-owned...

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What CST clients need to know about the Budget announcements

The big tax announcement in this week’s budget centred around: Further personal income tax cuts; Increased asset write offs for small business; Increased funding for...

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Residency – Harding’s Appeal Victory

The biggest personal tax residency case in 40 years just got bigger. The taxpayer Mr Glen Harding having lost his case in front of a...

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