Compulsory HECS Repayments by Expats

Update – 9th May 2017: Please note that the Australian government handed down it’s 2017 Australian Federal budget today, with proposals to reduce the HELP debt repayment thresholds. It is expected that this will catch significantly more expats in the HELP debt repayment loop, than …

15 ways to lose Australian tax residency status

One benefit of becoming an Aussie expat is that moving to your new country could have significant tax benefits. But before you can reap the benefits of a lower taxing country, you’ll need to convince the Australian government that you are no longer regarded as …

common tax questions for Aussie expats

A few common tax questions for Aussie expats

Life as an expatriate can be exciting and a true adventure – but that’s not to say it’s straightforward. That is particularly true for Aussie expats from a tax perspective, as it can be difficult to know exactly what to do to seamlessly hop between …

best apps and websites for Australian expats

The best apps and websites for Australian expats

Moving overseas and about to become an Australian expat? Then make sure you have these apps on your phone before you go. They will make your life easier and potentially even save you money! Skype Many of us already use Skype from our laptops, but …

sending money back to australia

Sending money back to Australia – tips and tricks

When sending money back to Australia, there are a variety of things you should be aware of before proceeding with a transaction. Depending on the type of money, and the size of the sum, different taxation laws and fees will apply. Being aware of this …