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

What a relief

Tania, I am so very grateful for all your help over the past few months. Things turned out as I had hoped, but much better than expected. My sister will also be happy because she was concerned for me.

Thank you, thank you and thanks again. I just let out a huge exhale for I was almost holding my breath.

Of course I will be pleased to recommend you to others.

Lisa B—April 2015

Tax Debt Relief

Dear Tania

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Waterhouse Lawyers for the help you provided me to settle a tax debt this year.

You were able to relieve me of a substantial tax debt that had been incorrectly calculated on a property I previously owned.

I would also like to make special mention of Stefan Stojkovic, who dealt with the majority of my matter. He was diligent, quick and extremely helpful throughout a very stressful time in my life. Stefan was also very persistent and ensured he gathered all of the information that was needed to settle the matter as quickly and as seamlessly as possible. I truly appreciate the wonderful job he did!

Because of the efforts of Stefan and the team at Waterhouse Lawyers, I have since been able to move forward with my life.

I would happily recommend Tania and her team to anyone that is facing a tax debt.

Carolin L—November 2016

Court hearing for failure to lodge tax returns less daunting

HI Tania,

Whilst daunting, your assistance and representation at the hearing for my failure to lodge tax returns made it possible, and easier than anticipated.

 

I didn’t realize how much it was weighing on me until I decided to take my first afternoon off in over 20 years (apart from illness) and have just woken up…

Looking around the courtroom I feel for some of those people in a similar position who had no representation

Louisa—February 2019

Professional team with solid tax law experience

Hi Tania

Many thanks to you and your team for resolving the issue we had with the tax office. It was a long standing issue that had escalated. The matter was resolved quickly and efficiently by Waterhouse Lawyers.

We can’t recommend Waterhouse Tax Lawyers highly enough. They are a professional team with solid experience in tax law. We were in constant communication and supported through the whole process. What was a stressful situation was calmed by good communication with all parties and clear actions.

Thank you again,

Andrew

Andrew H—March 2017

Excellent outcome

We are most appreciative of all your counsel and hard work on this matter.

It has been delightful working with you, and congratulations to you and your team for securing this excellent outcome for us.

Andrew H—June 2016

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