Expat Chat Episode 107 – When Does An Australian Expat Need To Lodge A Tax Return

Expat Chat Episode 107 – When Does An Australian Expat Need To Lodge A Tax Return?


Welcome to the one hundred and seventh episode of the #Expatchat podcast where we discuss the latest tax and financial issues affecting an #Australianexpat.

In today’s Expat Chat we talk about when does an Australian expat need to lodge a tax return.

There is a lot of conflicting information out there about this topic which causes the confusion amongst expats and the answer is that some Australians do need to lodge tax returns whilst others don’t.

Typically you are taxed in Australian on what is called Australian sourced income (for example rental income, termination payouts, deferred income from employer shares etc) so if you have earned this type of income you will have to lodge a tax return.

Discussion Points on Todays Podcast Episode


In this episode we run through the following topics:

  • Does an Australian expat need to lodge a tax return?

  • What qualifies as Australian sourced income?

  • What if my trading platform or bank does not know I am overseas?

  • Is a HECS/HELP debt lodgement the same as a tax return?

Links that we discussed in this episode include:

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