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How An Australian Expat Appoints a Tax Agent for a Return Extension

Ben Turner

Ben Turner is the Managing Director of the Atlas Tax practice. He is a Chartered Accountant with almost two decades experience in Big 4 accounting and legal firms advising clients on their expat tax obligations. Ben has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice. He is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia. He speaks regularly on various expat tax issues at conferences for the Taxation Institute of Australia and is a member of their State Council and national employment taxes committees.

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How An Australian Expat Appoints a Tax Agent for a Return Extension

How An Australian Expat Appoints a Tax Agent for a Return Extension – Australian expats living abroad often find themselves caught up in the complexities of filing their Australian tax returns. Missing the October 31st tax return lodgement deadline can be stressful, but there is a solution available for those who require an extension. In …

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Understanding Taxation When Moving Back to Australia

Understanding Taxation When Moving Back to Australia – For numerous Australian expats, coming back home, be it for a short stint or permanently, is a major decision. Your financial strategies should be versatile enough to adapt to lifestyle shifts, including becoming a tax resident in Australia.   Tax Planning: Boosting Your Finances   Switching countries necessitates …

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Australian Expats: Think Twice Before Renovating Your Property

Why Australian Expats Should Think Twice Before Renovating Their Property Back Home – For many Australian expats living abroad, the idea of renovating their property back home can seem like a solid investment. Whether the property is an asset they left behind, a recent purchase, or even an inheritance, it’s tempting to improve its value and …

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Negative Gearing for Australian Expats Living Overseas

Negative Gearing for Australian Expats Living Overseas: A Comprehensive Overview – Australia’s unique taxation structure provides numerous advantages to property investors, particularly through negative gearing. Negative gearing occurs when the cost of owning a property (interest on the loan, maintenance, property management fees, and other related expenses) exceeds the rental income it generates. This “loss” can …

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Do Australian Expats Living Overseas Need to Lodge a Tax Return?

Do Australian Expats Living Overseas Need to Lodge a Tax Return? – Navigating the complex maze of tax obligations can be daunting, especially when you’re an Australian expat living overseas. The question that frequently arises is: “Do I need to lodge a tax return with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) while I live abroad?” The answer …

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Australian Expat Note – ATO Finalises Tax Residency Ruling

Australian Expat Note – ATO Finalises Tax Residency Ruling – The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have released much anticipated guidance on the current tax residency rules with Taxation Ruling TR 2023/1 (the Ruling) which finalises the draft released late last year TR 2022/D2. The Ruling replaces longstanding ATO tax residency guidance for Australian expats in …

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What is Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding?

What is Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding ? – If you are a selling real estate located in Australia, and you are a foreign resident for Australian tax purposes (non-resident), the purchaser will generally be required to withhold 12.5% of the purchase price and send to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). This is called ‘Foreign …

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ATO releases draft ruling TR 2022/D2 on tax residency principles

ATO releases draft ruling TR 2022/D2 on tax residency principles – The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have released much anticipated guidance on the current residency rules with Draft Taxation Ruling TR 2002/D2 (Draft Ruling) The Draft Ruling replaces longstanding ATO guidance in IT 2650 and TR 98/17, essentially combining the content along with some recent …

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