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Taxing the “golden ticket”

Published on 01 May 13 by "TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA" JOURNAL ARTICLE

A new Significant Investor Visa (SIV) has been introduced in order to attract high wealth foreign investors. The SIV fast tracks the permanent residency process for non-residents willing to invest $5m into “complying investments” in Australia. The relevant tax rules are, however, fraught with complexity and could result in significant tax leakage where double taxation occurs. Some well-considered tax planning can assist in maximising the significant investor’s after-tax returns and mitigate tax exposure.

This article considers some of the potential decisions and tax outcomes that an SIV holder may encounter.

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George Psarrakos
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