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 tax 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

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

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

Absolutely fate

Dear Tania

I cannot thank you and your team enough for the work undertaken to have my charges completely withdrawn during recent matters I was facing with the ATO. It was absolute fate that I contacted your office, but it was the best decision I could have made. From the very first phone call, you treated me with kindness and respect, despite the situation I had found myself in.

When one thinks of a Solicitor, it is easy to go straight to the stereotypical movie character with images of someone who is selfish, greedy and rude. But you, Tania, are the epitome of thoughtful, generous and compassionate and I will forever be in your debt for the kind and considered way you supported me from afar.

I highly recommend Waterhouse Lawyers to others who may be facing overwhelming situations regarding tax litigation, although, I hope to never require your services again!

Kindest Regards Tania,
Leisa F.

Leisa F – November 2020

Superannuation Guarantee – thank you

Good morning Tania,

Thank you again for all your help with the AustralianTaxation Office (ATO) Super Guarantee negotations.

I would like to thank you and your associates from the bottom of my heart, for your tireless work and efforts without I have no doubt I would not be sitting here today.

Majorie Lange—July 2018

Forever Grateful

Tania, I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for all you have done.

An ATO audit that was turning very ugly, thanks to an extremely uncooperative accountant, has now had an excellent result! I knew I needed professional help and finding you through an internet search was a godsend. You were able to turn this horrible situation around and knowing I had you in my corner, helped put my mind at ease.

Now today you’ve told me it’s all over, the review is complete and we’ve had a great success – what a relief. I can now breathe and refocus on my business.

Thank you Tania – you’re a star and I wouldn’t hesitate recommending you and your firm.

Jennifer P—November 2015

Credentials

Recognition

Law Council of Australia - Tax Lawyer Sydney Melbourne
law society of new south wales - Tax Lawyer Sydney Melbourne
the tax institute - Tax Lawyer Sydney Melbourne
Transfer Pricing Association Global logo - Tax Lawyer Sydney Melbourne