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Alan Collett

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  1. Alan Collett

    870 parents temporary visa

    There is a time of visa application requirement for the 143 visa where the applicant is applying from offshore such that the visa applicant cannot (broadly) be the holder of a subclass 870 visa. This is what the Regulations say in this regard: The applicant: Please note that the problem arises if the 870 visa has been granted - not if an application has been lodged that is still awaiting a decision. As ever, if you are unsure of what is required you should be discussing strategy with an experienced migration/visa professional. Best regards.
  2. Alan Collett

    870 parents temporary visa

    Details are on the DoHA web site, or correspondence received in respect of the visa application. Best regards.
  3. Alan Collett

    any legal way to get UK pension tax free?

    This is potentially do-able by leveraging the Tax Treaty provisions - though you might have to reconcile yourself to your super fund in Australia paying tax at 15% on the applicable fund earnings (AFEs) component of the sum that is transferred to Australia from your UK pension fund. To be discussed with an informed financial planner, such as Andy at Vista. Best regards.
  4. Alan Collett

    870 parents temporary visa

    I'm unfortunately unable to assist - I can make enquiry of the PVC on behalf of clients, but not for those who aren't. I hope you hear something positive soon. Best regards.
  5. Alan Collett

    House in UK - CGT if sold vs income tax if rented

    PS. The UK will require you to account for CGT on the disposal of a UK residential property while non UK resident. Reference is made to the value of the property on 6 April 2015 (if owned at that time). There is a Non Resident CGT return to be prepared and lodged with HMRC within 30 days of the sale completing; a late filing penalty regime underpins this requirement. Best regards.
  6. Alan Collett

    House in UK - CGT if sold vs income tax if rented

    Suggest you might need to drill down into the sufficient ties tests with the UK's Statutory Residency Test. I have a flowchart which might help with your UK residency questions - feel able to ping a private message to me with your name and email address if you would like me to email it to you. Best regards.
  7. Alan Collett

    House in UK - CGT if sold vs income tax if rented

    That is a reasonable conclusion, yes. Best regards.
  8. Alan Collett

    House in UK - CGT if sold vs income tax if rented

    => " ... could be taxed ..." - yes, but are not usually: https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/International-tax-for-individuals/In-detail/Foreign-income-of-Australian-residents/Foreign-income-exemption-for-temporary-residents---introduction/ => " ... Gains on sale of property for AU tax purpose would be the difference between sale price and the market value when you became AU tax resident." - not for most temporary visa holders. Best regards.
  9. Alan Collett

    Transfer Rate from UK to AUSTRALIA ( Pension)

    Maybe have a chat with one of the specialist forex currency firms - they can provide a fixed exchange rate for you over a period of (I believe) 12 or 18 months. They will remit AUDs to your bank account in Australia if you remit GBPs to their client bank account in the UK. Moneycorp is a sponsor of this site - feel able to send a private message to me if you would like the details of a contact in Australia. Best regards.
  10. https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Lodging-your-tax-return/Lodge-with-a-registered-tax-agent/ A reminder that the 2019 Australian tax return filing deadline is now less than a month away - unless you have appointed a registered tax agent to represent you. Most registered tax agents have a special lodgment program with the Australian Taxation Office and can lodge returns for their clients after the usual 31 October deadline. If you want to appoint a tax agent in respect of your 2019 Australian tax return you need to contact the agent before 31 October 2019 to take advantage of their lodgment program due dates. Best regards.
  11. Alan Collett

    870 parents temporary visa

    You must submit separate applications for each parent. Best regards.
  12. I have to admire your satirical abilities ... do you re-read your posts before you press Submit? Onwards!
  13. Send an email to parents@homeaffairs.gov.au and await the auto reply. Best regards.
  14. You are suggesting that Department of Home Affairs staff are coming onto this forum and posting commentary? What a load of nonsense! I think you need to settle down a tad. Best regards.
  15. Alan Collett

    870 parents temporary visa

    No, that's not what you asked - respectfully. The legislative requirement is to demonstrate the sponsor has at least the minimum level of taxable income for the most recently completed tax year. Whether you have proved this - we can't say. Best regards.