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  1. http://www.gmtax.com.au/2014/04/tax-deductions-in-australia-on-uk-rental-property-depreciation-as-a-tax-deduction/ I recall seeing a number of posts on the Poms in Oz forum over recent years enquiring into the ability to claim a tax deduction in Australia for depreciation on property in the UK that is being rented out. Some may know that if you buy an investment property in Australia it is possible to claim a tax deduction for depreciation on various items in the property, including (frequently) the cost of the building. This is usually made possible by instructing a Quantity Surveyor who prepares a detailed Depreciation Schedule, which details the various assets in the rental property, and the amount that can be claimed as a depreciation tax deduction on the property owner's tax return each year - the Schedule usually details amounts that can be claimed for many years in the future (assuming you don't sell the property). Until recently it was not possible to obtain this Schedule in respect of property in the UK - there were no QS's preparing them for property outside Australia. However, we have recently become aware of a firm with a national presence in Australia that is now able to provide Depreciation Schedules in the UK. Given that the cost of having a Depreciation Schedule prepared is also tax deductible this seems to be a win win outcome for Australian residents with rental property in the UK! Hope this is of interest to those with rental property in the UK. Anyone who is interested in knowing more should feel able to make an enquiry at this webpage: http://www.gmtax.com.au/contact/ Best regards.
  2. > Thank you for your email. > > Please be advised, if you hold an unused/unstamped/not validated migrant visa that specifically states that you are permitted to remain in Australia indefinitely / permanently, you will then be entitled to the double baggage allowance (40 kilos, per passenger). > > The double baggage allowance will only be granted when you check in at the airport when this visa is sighted and checked that it has also not been travelled on before, this has to be the first time it is being used. > > You can have as many items of checked luggage as you wish provided: > > The total combined weight of all the items put together does not exceed your total checked allowances > No single item of baggage exceeds 32 kilos in weight, as a health and safety requirement > > If you are not holding the correct visa mentioned above at check-in, then you will be entitled to the standard free checked baggage allowance of 20 kilos per passenger. > > Yours Sincerely, Hi all, Yesterday I emailed Singapore airlines to double check that we will get 40kg of baggage allowance when we fly to oz. We just bought a regular one way ticket, we bought it online. I also spoke to them yesterday - to request this email confirmation, and they said I didn't even need the email, that the check in staff would automatically grant the extra on seeing the visa, but it is nice to have something to wave under their noses just in case! Anyway I just thought I would pop their reply in here, for all to see. X >
  3. http://assistant.treasurer.gov.au/DisplayDocs.aspx?doc=pressreleases/2012/055.htm&pageID=003&min=djba&Year=&DocType=0 In response to the submissions received, the Government has taken the decision to defer the start date of the reforms from 1July 2012 to 1 October 2012. LAFHA changes to be deferred to 01/10/2012, it seems ... Best regards.
  4. Alan Collett

    LAFHA changes - start date deferred

    http://assistant.treasurer.gov.au/DisplayDocs.aspx?doc=pressreleases/2012/055.htm&pageID=003&min=djba&Year=&DocType=0 In response to the submissions received, the Government has taken the decision to defer the start date of the reforms from 1July 2012 to 1 October 2012. LAFHA changes to be deferred to 01/10/2012, it seems ... Best regards.
  5. carlos66

    UK disability living allowance

    Hi Amanda here, Carl's OH, Was wondering does claiming disability living allowance in UK for son who has Apserger's affect your chances of obtaining a visa. We have the health forms to fill in before our medicals and one question asks if you have claimed any Government financial assistance for medical reasons not sure what to do, as son will be 16 in April so as it is up to him then he wouldnt be claiming it for himself after that. It is not something he would plan to do in Australia either. :eek:
  6. Is there a tax free allowance on your salary like there is in the UK where you have a tax free allowance of around £6k in a tax year?
  7. lauradarlin

    Baggage Allowance

    Does anyone know if you can wangle extra baggage allowance from any of the airlines when coming to Oz for a year? I know there's talk of getting a bigger allowance when you emigrate properly but wondered if any of the airlines might be kind enough to give me an allowance big enough for my shoes - a year is a long tome for us to be separated!! :cute:
  8. Just had our flights booked by my husbands company only to be told we have a 23kilo allowance.....just like a normal traveller eventhough we are going one way...with Quantas. When i called them they said the company should have booked a "emigration fare" ticket which is only £80 p/p more and you can get 40kg allowance......i'm so annoyed as the company dont seem interested in amending the ticket for us........ and to pay excess baggage it will be approx $800 agggggghhhhhhhh..........fuming!:arghh:
  9. Guest

    Luggage Allowance

    Hi, We are going to Perth next month because my partner and I got the 175 PR. I heard that when you are traveling by plane if you got a migrant visa you can have more luggage in the airline (above the normal limits), is there anyt true about this? Thanks a lot for any information! jj
  10. Now they have announced the withdrawal of the LAFHA will this alter your decision on whether you come or stay in Australia? Almost all temporary residents in Australia will lose access to the Living Away From Home Allowance (LAFHA) under plans unveiled by the Australian government today. The Treasurer Wayne Swan announced the changes as part of a package of measures aimed at boosting government revenue. The new rules will come into force from July 1, 2012. LAFHA is widely used by temporary residents to boost their take-home pay. Some employers pay their foreign workers a LAFHA which comes off their gross wage. They then pay income tax on the lesser amount. Under reforms announced today: access to the tax exemption for temporary residents will be “limited to those who maintain a residence for their own use in Australia, which they are living away from for work purposes, such as ‘fly-in fly-out’ workers”. This will effectively close off the option for most temporary residents who claim the allowance because they are living away from their original home ie Ireland. That will no longer be allowable, according to the release from Treasury. “The Government will introduce reforms to stop individuals from being able to exploit the tax exemption for living-away-from-home allowance and benefits,” the Treasurer said. “This tax exemption is being increasingly misused by a narrow group of people, particularly highly-paid executives and foreign workers, at the expense of Australian taxpayers. “Rorting of this tax exemption was one of the issues raised at the Tax Forum, and has seen the total amount of tax-free living-away-from-home allowance reported by employers to the Australian Taxation Office increase from $162 million in 2004-05 to $740 million in 2010-11. “No permanent resident legitimately using this tax exemption for accommodation and food expenses will lose any entitlements. These reforms will not affect other tax concessions, such as those that apply to travel and meal allowances, and remote area fringe benefits. The reforms will apply from 1 July 2012.
  11. My father is a subclass 176 PR VISA holder for Australia. He doesn't have an 8502 VISA restriction which means that any family member can travel before him. I am planning to move to Australia in December. Can anyone tell me whether or not I will get Centrelink and youth Allowance? I am currently 18 years old. Also if I am, how do I apply for centrelink?
  12. Can anyone help me? Have been told that I am allowed 25kg on a 457 visa nad that it should be on the endoresements sections of my ticket. I have booked online and cannot see this anywhere on the e ticket?
  13. Does anyone know more about LAFHA (Living away from home allowance) that allows you to get a tax break on your rental fees? Interested in how this works and how to apply for it!
  14. i have a spouses visa and read that I was entitled to 40 K Luggage allowance travelling from Heathrow to Perth I received this reply to an email asking for confirmation This is a courtesy email to advise you of the migrant baggage policy for Australia Kindly be advised, if you hold an unused/unstamped/not validated migrant visa that specifically states that you are permitted to remain in Australia indefinitely / permanently, you will then be entitled to additional baggage allowance of 20 kilos, per passenger (adult & child from London/Manchester only). This additional baggage allowance is only granted on your first use of the visa hence our requirement for it to be unstamped, the visa will be verified by our check-in staff on your day of departure. You can have as many items of checked luggage as you wish provided: The total combined weight of all the items put together does not exceed your total checked allowances No single item of baggage exceeds 32 kilos in weight, as a health and safety requirement If you are not holding the correct visa mentioned above at check-in, then you will be entitled to the standard free checked baggage allowance of 20 kilos per passenger. The excess baggage charge London/Manchester to Australia is SGD80.00 per kilo equivalent to GBP40.00 approximately. We hope the above information helps with your enquiry. Thank you for your interest in flying Singapore Airlines. My husband and children who also emigrated to OZ with me only had a 20K allowance as they had Australian passports and not a permanent visa, I took my visa and the email as shown above and wasnt asked to provide proof as the computer showed that I had the visa. My family all had approx 23K in the suitcases the check in pointed out we were over but let us through with no extra charge. The cases we took as personal luggage weighed about 10K and should have b een 7K no one weighed or measured the size of these cases at Heathrow or Singapore. We were very lucky as a guy in the next check in was told to take out 4K that he was over or pay the excess.One unfortunate passenger got the weight allocation wrong and ended up paying 300 pounds for her second suitcase, Be careful and be prepared to pay if you go over.Good luck
  15. julie38

    family allowance

    Is there an equivalent to family allowance in oz or tax credits etc just trying to work out how much we will have to live on if it takes longer than we think to get a job. thanks julie:biggrin:
  16. whichway

    Child Allowance

    I am just asking..... When I return to UK will I get child allowance for my baby? I heard that I would get anything for 24 months. Any knowledge greatly appreciated:biggrin: Now just in case someone wants to have a go at me....... I have never received benefits of any kind and have paid all my tax and worked ever since leaving school and am in no way a bludger, but I am a British citizen returning after four years.
  17. Hi, its been a long since weve been on here. Does any one know the baggage allowance for singapore airlines going from heathrow to perth (one way) ????:unsure:
  18. margojacko

    luggage allowance

    Good morning from England, I have had different information about baggage allowance. If say we are allowed 30 kilo's on Eremites flights what happens when we on Virgin blue to Tasmania & the allowance is less? Will we have to pay for the extra? We are going for 2 months so we will be bringing quit a lot ( including goodies for the grandkids) I have already had some good ideas on what to bring form Siamsusie (not sure if I spelt that right sorry) Margojacko (grannywag )
  19. Hello, I rang singapore airlines to enquire about getting the extra baggage allowance. I had to send on my visa letter and the answer I got was that we are not eligible as we do not have a permanent resident visa. The visa we have is Partner Permanent Visa (subclass 100). My husband has the original permanent resident visa. I'm just wondering if anyone has had the same response? How will I fit everything in 20kg per person? :arghh: Thanks in advance
  20. Just wondering if anyone had managed to get extra baggage allowance or discounted flights through International Organisation for Migration. I have emailed them but had no response yet. thanks k
  21. I remember someone in PIO is having discussion regarding the extra baggage allowances that they got in singapore airlines... Can anyone brief me wht i want to do to get the extra allowances. I am 475 visa holder. Rex
  22. I am sure that I have read recently of PIO's getting additional baggage allowance when flying singapore airlines. I contacted customer services and they were of no help just sent me a standard e-mail. Any suggestions would be gratefully received! :biggrin:
  23. We have come out to Australia on a Permanent Residency (PR) visa with the intention of staying on long term. We were originally told that we could not get the working from home allowance (WFHA) as we were on PR. However, after talking to a few people, we have been told that people on PR are entitled to the WFHA, if they can prove that they have not sold their house back in the UK. This is due to the fact that it is seen that you intend to return back there at a later stage. Has anyone come across this before or can tell us if it is true? It is sure something that we would like to look into further as the allowance would help a great deal. If this is not the case, what are people on PR entitled to apart from reduced school costs?
  24. Hi guys! Just a quickie! Does anyone know if any of the airlines offer extra baggage when you are flying one way to Oz? Someone mentioned to me that you can get 40kg a person but didn't know the airline? They could just be talking out of their bottoms though!!:eek: Nicky x :hug:
  25. Hi all, can anyone tell me if money paid to o.h. from UK whilst he is living in australia, (it will be within the uk tax allowance) so no tax in UK, will be taxable in australia? Thanks Sam :wideeyed:
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