Category: Australian Tax System

Tax Obligations for Australian Residents Working for a Foreign Employer

July 16, 2021 | Daniel Wilkie

There is one fundamental principle that guides what income you are assessed on when you lodge your Australian tax return:  Tax residents of Australia are...

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Understanding the Differences Between Australian Citizenship, Visa Residency and Tax Residency

May 18, 2021 | Dianne Lee

It can understandably be confusing to determine the difference between being an Australian tax resident for tax purposes compared to visa residency. If you’re an...

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Tax obligations of expats living in Australia on a “Distinguished Talent Visa”

April 23, 2021 | Dianne Lee

There are many pathways that you can take when coming to live in Australia on a permanent basis. The “Distinguished Talent Visa”, subclass 858, is...

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Changes to Foreign Surcharge: Discretionary Trusts with property in NSW or VIC

March 22, 2021 | Daniel Wilkie

Discretionary trusts provide flexibility in relation to revenue and capital distributions. This is one of the reasons they are a common choice for families. However,...

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Employee Share Schemes: Overview of Tax Concessions and Considerations

January 29, 2021 | Matthew Marcarian

Employee Share Schemes (ESS) involve an employer giving employees a benefit through the provision of shares in the company that the employee is working for....

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Why Living Abroad For Six Months Doesn’t Automatically Mean You’re No Longer An Australian Tax Resident

January 19, 2021 | Daniel Wilkie

When it comes to tax residency, the six month rule is quite simple to understand: live in a country for at least six months, or...

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What To Consider When Trading In Cryptocurrency

November 13, 2020 | Daniel Benmayor

This year has seen the ATO crack down on individuals who have been trading in cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin. This is a reminder for those...

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Federal Budget Changes

October 12, 2020 | Dianne Lee

This Federal Budget has been shadowed by the economic uncertainty and unusual difficulties faced under the coronavirus. This means there has been a general expectation...

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Residency in a Global Pandemic: Advising the Returning Australian

September 8, 2020 | Matthew Marcarian

Our principal, Matthew Marcarian, was recently published in Australia’s leading tax journal, Taxation in Australia (run by the Tax Institute), with his article titled “Residency...

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JobKeeper Update

September 3, 2020 | Dianne Lee

The government has announced an extension to JobKeeper beyond the initial 28 September conclusion. This extension means it is available to all eligible businesses (including...

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