Expat Chat Ep 67 – Superannuation Considerations for Australian Expats

Expat Chat Episode 67 – Super Considersations for Australian Expats


Welcome to the sixty 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 the key considersations an Australian expat must make when managing their superannuation as a expat.

Unless you moved overseas just after you graduated high school or university there is a very good chance you have some for of superannuation back in Australia.

For some Australian expats they may have multiple superannuation accounts as they have worked for a number of different employers before moving overseas.

In fact at the 30th of June 2020 around four million Australians held two or more super accounts.

There are a lot of rumours and myths surrounding expats and superannuation and in this episode we want to set the record straight.

Discussion Points on Todays Podcast Episode


In this episode we run through the following topics:

  • What laws apply to superannuation?

  • Can I be classified as a tax resident if I contribute to my super fund?

  • What is the difference between a SMSF, industry and retail superannuation account?

  • Are the rules my super fund stipulate applicable to all superannuation account or just mine?

  • Can I move my super fund to another provider?

Links that we discussed in this episode include:

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