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Alan Collett

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  1. Once you have permanent residency and are living in Australia UK pension income IS taxable income in Australia. Indeed, IMHO it is a more secure and regular source of income that that of a salaried employee. The banks are most bewildering organisations ... Best regards.
  2. Might be a blessing in disguise if you can obtain one of the cards that provides frequent flyer miles when you sign up ... Have a read here for more information: https://www.australianfrequentflyer.com.au/best-credit-card-offers-february-2020/ Best regards.
  3. The issue is then your tax residency status in the UK and in Australia. Best regards,
  4. Hi Linda. I don't believe there's a tax issue here - unless you earn interest on the capital you have transferred to Australia, which should (given you are a tax resident of the UK) be subject to 10% withholding tax in Australia and will be taxable in the UK. Best regards.
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    Parent visa application timelines (143 & 173)

    How to ascertain the timeline of parent visa applications has been discussed on many occasions - please review this thread from the start, and others in this sub forum. Best regards.
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    Parent visa application timelines (143 & 173)

    I think you may find this is a standard fee charged by the CBA, and that those who weren't asked to pay the $150 were fortunate. Best regards.
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    Tax help between uk and oz...

    Reply sent. Best regards.
  8. Alan Collett

    Parent visa application timelines (143 & 173)

    ... but you have to pay the 1st VAC again ... Best regards.
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    Parent visa application timelines (143 & 173)

    Multiply the number of applications in the pipeline by the 2nd VAC of $43,600 ... that's an interesting number ... Best regards.
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    Medicals for Aged Parent Visa Subclass 804

    https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/International-tax-for-individuals/In-detail/Foreign-income-of-Australian-residents/Foreign-income-exemption-for-temporary-residents---introduction/ Best regards.
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    Parent visa application timelines (143 & 173)

    https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/research-and-stats/files/report-migration-program-2018-19.pdf The 2018/19 Migration Program Report on page 10 advises: Demand for places in the Family stream in 2018-19 was 5.1 per cent higher than in 2017-18. The pipeline at 30 June 2019 was 200,779 first stage applications, an increase of 6.4 per cent compared to the pipeline of 188,633 first stage applications as at 30 June 2018. The Partner category accounted for 44.2 per cent of the Family stream pipeline. Contributory Parent and Non-Contributory Parent categories accounted for 26.3 per cent and 24.9 per cent of the total Family stream pipeline, respectively. My trusty calculator tells me that this equates to 52,800 CP applications in the pipeline. Immediately above ... The outcome of the Contributory Parent and Non-Contributory Parent categories were 5587 and 1218 places, respectively ... So the 52,800 applications in the pipeline equates to 9.45 years of applications given the same outcome in terms of visa grants in the current and future years as pertained in 2018/19. => Not a great scenario for those applying today. Subclass 870 visas are of course the solution to bridge the gap, but what happens when processing times extend beyond the 10 year maximum stay permitted on an 870 remains to be seen ... Best regards.
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    Medicals for Aged Parent Visa Subclass 804

    Note that UK pension income is not taxable in Australia when residing in Australia as the holder of a temporary residency visa - it continues to be taxable in the UK, where a personal allowance should continue to be available, even if not UK resident. A BV is a temporary visa under the Migration Act 1958. Best regards.
  13. https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/International-tax-for-individuals/In-detail/Foreign-income-of-Australian-residents/Foreign-income-exemption-for-temporary-residents---introduction/ Remember that having a subclass 870 visa is likely to allow you to access the temporary tax resident exemptions in Australia. Best regards.
  14. There are https://www.telegraph.co.uk/investing/buy-to-let/accidental-landlords-forced-sell-april-tax-crunch/ There are changes to certain of the capital gains tax exemptions in the UK which will affect those selling a former main residence in the UK after the end of this tax year - it might have been this? Best regards.
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    Medicals for Aged Parent Visa Subclass 804

    With an 804 visa application there is an initial assessment of health and character 24 to 36 months after the visa application is lodged. Once these are cleared a queue date is issued. IMHO your migration agent should know about this Best regards.