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Alan Collett

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  1. Alan Collett

    Parent visa application timelines (143 & 173)

    It can ebb and flow, depending on the resourcing made available at the PVC for the issuing of acknowledgments to visa applicants (or their agents). Best regards.
  2. Alan Collett

    Parent visa application timelines (143 & 173)

    Yes, it does. Have a look at your visa application acknowledgment letter for the date of the visa application. Best regards.
  3. Alan Collett

    Parent visa application timelines (143 & 173)

    Date visa application was lodged? This can be a month or 3 earlier than the date the acknowledgment letter was issued. Best regards.
  4. I am very happy to approach the Department on behalf of our fee paying clients if and when the need arises. Best regards.
  5. Pay by BPay = no surcharge ... Best regards.
  6. Maybe buy the AUDs now anyway? Best regards.
  7. Alan Collett

    Financial services - is it worth it?

    If you want to speak with someone about the transfer of your funds to Australia I'd be looking to one of the firms such as Moneycorp (who sponsor this site), Halo Financial, etc. Consider also whether you want to set a target rate to sell GBPs and buy AUDs - eg £1 = A$2. Firms such as Moneycorp and Halo can put an order in place so you don't have to watch the exchange rate. I believe this isn't available with the online options. Maybe make a couple of phone calls to find out your choices? Good luck!
  8. Hi auddry. Most probably a Bridging Visa B. Best regards.
  9. For reference ... Best regards.
  10. https://www.ato.gov.au/Media-centre/Articles/Statement-on-ATO-decision-to-appeal-Addy-v-Commissioner-of-Taxation/ The latest from the ATO following the Addy case and the taxation of working holiday makers ... Best regards.
  11. Alan Collett

    Avoid that fine!

    Not the most appropriate of responses! I dare say that the powers that be can track you down if they want to! Good luck!
  12. Alan Collett

    Avoid that fine!

    The 2019 UK tax return filing deadline is now less than 2 months away. This tax return can now only be submitted electronically - the deadline for sending paper 2019 tax returns to HMRC was the end of October 2019. If you: * Have a 2019 UK tax return to submit, and * Are not resident in the UK, or moved to the UK during the year to 5th April 2019 you will need to submit your 2019 UK tax return using tax software, or through a tax accountant who submit UK tax returns using the accountant's tax software. A UK tax return in such circumstances should include a Residence supplement (form SA109) which cannot be submitted through the HMRC Gateway. Best regards.
  13. Alan Collett

    Australian business - paid in UK Tax Implications

    The IR35 provisions were introduced by HMRC in the UK to stop individuals using limited companies to deliver personal services and sheltering income/paying lower rates of tax on income arising from personal exertions. The OP here is planning to be self employed - and is in Australia - so I think IR35 isn't an issue here. Note that the OP can introduce a premium to her rate of pay and make personal super contributions if that is agreeable to both parties. Best regards.
  14. https://www.mhs.gov.au/contact Contact the Minister for Government Services. The more people that let the Minister know about the shambles that is the administration of the AoS process the more likely it is that something will be done about it. The Shadow Minister is the former Leader of the Opposition - suggest communications are sent to him as well: https://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Parliamentarian?MPID=00ATG#t2-content-panel Good luck!
  15. In case of interest, I've not been at GM Tax for over 2 years You are very welcome to ping a PM to me with a view to having a freebie chat. Best regards.