Published on 20 Jun 06
by QUEENSLAND DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
In the current war for talent, employers are looking overseas for their recruitment of skilled labour to fill long and short term needs and many foreign nationals are seeing Australia as an attractive place to work and/or retire. This paper looks at the tax issues individuals face when transferring or relocating to Australia either temporarily or permanently. Topics covered include:
- determining residency status for Australian and home country purposes
- the application of the double tax agreements, claiming exemptions and foreign tax credits
- taxation of personal income, capital gains, overseas investments and foreign currency transactions
- Medicare and Australian “social security” such as FTB, baby bonus
- Australian superannuation and foreign superannuation funds
- impact of type of visa and an application for permanent residency/citizenship
- repatriation or retirement?
Belinda is a Director in the International Assignment Solutions group of the Brisbane practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. She
currently leads the Brisbane team which specialises in advising on the expatriate tax and human resource issues for multinational
organisations and their employees. In particular, her core area of expertise is advising such organisations on tax effective remuneration structuring and expatriate policies. She also has
significant experience in advising high wealth individuals and corporate groups on individual and employment tax matters such as employee share and option plans, fringe benefits tax, salary
packaging, superannuation and retirement planning.
Current at 17 May 2008
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