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  1. Snowball2

    Lawful residence?

    Thanks Paul.
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    Lawful residence?

    Yes that makes sense. I guess it depends on COVID whether we’ll get away on hols for more than 8 weeks over the next 2 years!
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    Lawful residence?

    I’m thinking ahead to citizenship but I’m finding the calculator in the immi page a little unclear (surprise surprise!) I’m unclear what the difference is between permanent residence & lawful residence in this context. We got our PR visa granted while we were in the UK in October 2018. Made first entry to Oz on that visa to activate it in Jan 2019, stayed for 2 weeks. Arrived here to live in November 2019. Would the lawful residence date be the first entry date on the PR visa or the November date? Advice appreciated!
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    Brisbane or Gold Coast?

    Thanks everyone, really useful stuff. We fly down to Brisbane & GC for a holiday in a few weeks to see what we think
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    Brisbane or Gold Coast?

    Hi all I posted this on the Queensland section and got some great answers but hoping for others, so I’m posting here. I’m after some advice on places to live. We’ve been in Townsville for almost a year and I don’t like it much. It has great nature/outdoors but it’s too quiet for us. Most cafes are closed by 2pm and good bars are few & far between. Cultural stuff & the LGBT community is minimal too. I might be able to move with my job, and our choices will be Brisbane or the Gold Coast (maybe Melbourne). We like cafes, upmarket bars and restaurants and cultural activities/festivals. We also like the beach, outdoors and nature. I’m after opinions on whether Brisbane or GC would suit us best (we are going down for a reccie but not for a couple of months). We moved over from central Manchester, so would like something similar but perhaps a bit more laid back. Thanks!
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    Gold Coast or Brisbane

    Thanks all. We’ve booked to go down in a couple of months & hopefully we can make a decision!
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    Gold Coast or Brisbane

    Hi all I’m after some advice on places to live. We’ve been in Townsville for almost a year and I don’t like it much. It has great nature/outdoors but it’s too quiet for us. Most cafes are closed by 2pm and good bars are few & far between. Cultural stuff & the LGBT community is minimal too. I might be able to move with my job, and our choices will be Brisbane or the Gold Coast (maybe Melbourne). We like cafes, upmarket bars and restaurants and cultural activities/festivals. We also like the beach, outdoors and nature. I’m after opinions on whether Brisbane or GC would suit us best (we are going down for a reccie but not for a couple of months). We moved over from central Manchester, so would like something similar but perhaps a bit more laid back. Thanks!
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    Buying a used car Queensland

    Thanks for this
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    Buying a used car Queensland

    So we finally made it to Townsville! Next on the list is buying a car. I just want a chespish run around really. Ive seen a couple online at a local dealership, but I have no idea of the process. It seems you have to physically go to the council to transfer the ownership with ID & proof of address. I’m in Airbnb accommodation for a month so don’t yet have anything to prove I live here. also, can someone explain the Rego please? I think it’s an MOT combined with something else? Any help is much appreciated!
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    Tax on rent from U.K. home

    Thanks Alan. I can’t message on here yet but will email you next week.
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    Tax on rent from U.K. home

    Hi Alan. I have a PR visa
  12. Snowball2

    Tax on rent from U.K. home

    Thanks, yes I think professional advice is definitely needed.
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    Tax on rent from U.K. home

    Due to some unforeseen circumstances, I’m not able to sell my UK home so I’ll be renting it instead. I think I’ll need to submit a self assessment firm to HMRC. House is in joint names so the income won’t exceed the personal threshold (if this can be combined). I’m not sure what I need to do in Oz though. I know the rental income is simply counted as income so is taxed at the same rate as wages etc. I’ve also heard about a depreciation report and offsetting certain things. This is what I’m not sure of. I wasn’t expecting to be renting it out so I’m unsure of certain aspects. Any advice would be really helpful
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    How does my plan look?

    Thanks! I do have some questions about Townsville so I’ll message as soon as I’m able (think I’m restricted atm because I’m new).
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    How does my plan look?

    Thanks very much everyone, really helpful. I’ll sell it here before I leave.
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