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

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 W—July 2018

Big thank you from a happy yachtie

Dear Tania,

Well I would just like to thank you the hard work you applied in my case of non residency for tax purposes. Your background knowledge and experience in previous cases with yacht crew is clearly evident when dealing with Waterhouse.

The kind assistance throughout the ordeal was professional and courteous and was consistently kept up to date from start to finish, I will definitely recommend your firm to my fellow colleagues in the yachting industry!!!

Stuart E—July 2018

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

Gobsmacked – unbelievable client service from tax lawyer

Can I please just say how gobsmacked I was that you would make yourself available for a  client, let alone a new client on a Sunday. Unbelievable client service.!!!! .That is above and beyond service. You certainly are what your website promotes. Thank you.

Shane B—April 2018

Speedy, Efficient, Friendly

My experience with Tania has been nothing short of awesome. Her expertise, her experience, her speedy work, and her cheery and pragmatic approach has been instrumental in giving us the direction we needed with our case. Tania is a superstar and we love working with her.

Brendan P—March 2015

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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
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