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Where to from here? Expanding business offshore paper

Published on 17 Oct 13 by SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE

When business is going well in Australia, the inevitable question is often asked of advisers - should we consider expanding offshore? Businesses want to know what it is they need to consider from establishing a structure to sending staff offshore to set things up. Expanding offshore can be daunting and risky but can also provide a huge opportunity for our clients. This paper looks at a range of tax issues relating to the expansion of Australian business operations offshore using a case study involving the deployment of a sales force to Singapore and commencement of manufacturing in Indonesia to work through the Australian income tax and employee tax issues requiring consideration.

Issues explored include:

  • tax and commercial considerations in setting up business
  • how profits are taxed
  • tax structuring
  • profit repatriation
  • elimination of double taxation
  • Taxation of Business Restructures
  • structuring employee contracts
  • taxation of individuals including residency and treaty interaction
  • other Australian employment tax matters including FBT and SGC.

Author profiles:

Layton GOULD

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Sue Hatcher

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This was presented at 2013 South Australian Tax Intensive .

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