International Tax & Tax Residency

We possess extensive experience in foreign residence status, international taxation and cross-border transactions. We are also experienced in US tax law, particularly the world-wide obligation of US citizens to pay US tax, regardless of their permanent residence. In relation to UK tax law, we have a wealth of knowledge of UK inheritance laws. We frequently liaise with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and HM Revenue and Customs Service (HMRS) on behalf of our clients. Tania Waterhouse was a Director in the International branch of the ATO. As a result, she was involved in treaty negotiations, CRCs, tax havens, complex corporate structures involving offshore entities and the use of offshore trusts. We provide specialised international tax advice on:
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Controlled Foreign Companies (“CFC”) and Foreign Investment Funds (“FIF”) issues for overseas companies and trusts controlled by Australian Residents
  • Foreign trusts with Australian beneficiaries
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Thin capitalisation
  • Foreign tax credit
  • Withholding tax
  • Double tax agreement issues
In the personal tax sphere our firm is able to provide advice for Australian expatriates and for persons wishing to immigrate to Australia. Taxation issues which may arise for such persons include:
  • Residency status for tax purposes
  • The taxation of income earned overseas
  • The capital gains tax implications of becoming or losing one’s Australian tax residence
  • The status of superannuation accumulated in an Australian superannuation fund and left behind when an individual emigrates from Australia

Need tax help?

We are here to help when your tax or superannuation affairs become overwhelming.

We can liaise with the ATO if you are being audited; obtain a payment plan for a tax debt; and represent you in a tax court case.

Need tax help?

We are here to help when your tax or superannuation affairs become overwhelming.

We can liaise with the ATO if you are being audited; obtain a payment plan for a tax debt; and represent you in a tax court case.

Satisfied Clients

A million thanks for a great result

Well thank you God & thank you Tania! I’m so grateful to you for your advice and for the time and care taken in the delivery so I could trust you and follow that advice. A very happy Christmas to you and many blessings as you have given me the best gift I could hope for.

Lauren

Lauren—December 2014

Integrity shines

I would like to thank you once again for being so honest and fair with me and I very much appreciate your gesture to reduce your fees.

I would certainly recommend you to anyone looking for a good lawyer and one with integrity.

John

John T—February 2015

Can’t express how grateful I am

Thank you again so much Tania.

I can’t express how grateful I am.

You’ve turned everything around for my daughters and I, after a very difficult couple of years

Chris W—February 2017

In disbelief at the positive ATO experience

I slept well last night for the first time in a long time, after which this morning, feeling rested was almost like a strange experience!

Many many thanks for co-ordinating such a positive and eventful meeting with the ATO. I was still in disbelief after we left, not only at the extraordinariness of the synchronicities that became apparent, but also at how everybody worked collaboratively towards a favourable resolution.

You were right in advising me the way you did beforehand, and I am tremendously grateful for that.

I’m looking forward to resolving all this soon and getting back on track with timely lodgement of my returns as and when they are due from now on.

Thank you again Tania, for your continued good work.

Michael K

Michael K—April 2015

Mission Impossible Achieved

Tania, You were referred to me after a relentless three year audit of my taxation affairs by the ATO. As well as threatening my  means of livelihood, the audit caused enormous personal stress. But you achieved the impossible and liaised with the ATO to obtain an unbelievable result. I am so grateful to you.

As a result of your fantastic efforts I am now free to get on with my life. Thank you so much.

Mark

Mike G—April 2015

Credentials

Recognition

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