Category: Australians Living Overseas

Tax Residency issues amid COVID19 Pandemic

March 27, 2020 | Matthew Marcarian

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

January 28, 2020 | Matthew Marcarian

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

November 12, 2019 | Matthew Marcarian

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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Residency – Harding’s Appeal Victory

March 5, 2019 | Matthew Marcarian

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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Permanent Place of Abode – Harding Appeals to common sense

July 24, 2018 | Matthew Marcarian

The taxpayer, Mr Harding has appealed to the Full Federal Court of Australia from a decision handed down on 8 June 2018 by Justice Derrington,...

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Australian Expats still awaiting decision on CGT change

July 24, 2018 | Matthew Marcarian

In our blog of 25 February this year we reported on what we consider to be highly inequitable capital gains tax changes that the Government has introduced...

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Removal of CGT Main residence exemption for Australian expatriates – disastrous tax changes now imminent

February 25, 2018 | Matthew Marcarian

As we reported in our blog last year – the Australian Government announced that it would remove the CGT main residence exemption for foreign residents....

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Australian Expat Alert – Budget announces main residence CGT changes

May 24, 2017 | Matthew Marcarian

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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Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding Payment

March 3, 2016 | Matthew Marcarian

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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