Your tax residency determines whether the income you derive overseas is assessable in Australia.

An Australian resident living overseas remains liable for Australian income tax unless they are treated as a non-resident under complex residency laws.

There are a number of characteristics which determine if you are a foreign resident for Australian tax purposes. Each case depends on the taxpayer’s circumstances. No two cases are alike.

To determine whether you are a foreign resident, and thus not liable for Australian tax, you should seek legal confirmation of your residency status.

If we are satisfied that you are a foreign resident, our written advice will always assist if the ATO queries your status and can prevent penalties from arising.

  • Residency status for tax purposes;
  • The taxation of income earned overseas;
  • Capital gains tax implications of becoming or losing one’s Australian tax residence; and
  • The status of superannuation which is accumulated in an Australian superannuation fund and which is 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

ATO Tax Debt

Just when I thought there was no way to clear my ATO debt, Tania was there to negotiate on my behalf in a professional upfront honest caring manner. You are an Angel. Because of Tania, we are able to keep our family home, and have a life again free of the stress we had been suffering trying to clear a large debt.

Thank you sincerely Tania!

I would highly recommend Tania Waterhouse to anyone that has any form of debt to the ATO. Tania knows how to address an issue, and keeps you informed along the way. We can’t thank you enough on the professional guidance you provided based on your knowledge on taxation law, and what we can and can’t do. Once again, thank you!

Alex V—March 2019

Thank you Waterhouse Tax Lawyers

I cannot recommend Waterhouse Lawyers highly enough. I am a tax agent and referred a client to the team at Waterhouse Lawyers who was in quite a bit of trouble after lodging numerous years of Income Tax returns very late but for good reason.

It was beyond me to try to tackle the issues we had with the ATO on our own. I was so relieved the first time I spoke with Tania, I just knew I could leave it in safe, capable hands. I was so confident after talking with her.

The staff handling everything communicated and updated us on the way and were a great support. We had an amazing outcome, but I knew they would achieve the result in the end, I just knew from the beginning.

You are all amazing there.

I hope not to use your services in future! But I am relaxed knowing there is a team out there that I can call on to assist any of my clients with the really big legal issues they have with the ATO.

Thank you all again. Thank you Tania. I hope we can keep in contact into the future.

Melissa P—November 2018

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

In-depth knowledge of tax residency and other tax issues

Dear Tania,

Just want to say a big thank you, coming from a financial background myself, I was so impressed by your in-depth knowledge on tax residency and other tax issues, these are areas I often find that lots of accountants don’t even have an answer for, you are so knowledgeable, helpful, and really put my mind at ease.

Lourdes Wallace—July 2018

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

Credentials

Recognition

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