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3 ways to make moving overseas less stressful

The overseas move you’re about to embark on marks a new and exciting phase in your life. Yet making sure everything is in order before the move, then trying to settle in and adjust to a new house, job and language in a completely different country may be very stressful to begin with. Here are a few tips for making the entire moving process easier.

1. Concerns about moving overseas? Talk about them!

Bottling everything up will only make all of your problems seem bigger than they are. The stress you feel from a growing mountain of unresolved issues may stop you from being able to sort everything out that you need to do before moving. Make sure you talk to your loved ones about your worries, whether that be your spouse, family or friends. Being open and honest will encourage them to share their concerns with you, and you can help each other to work through your problems.

2. Prepare for everything well in advance

Leaving everything as late as possible will make all of those annoying but necessary things you need to do seem even more stressful. From sorting out your Australian tax return to arranging travel for your pets, the earlier you can tick everything off your ‘to do’ list, the more relaxed you’ll be when it comes to moving day.

3. Focus on why you’re moving

Having second thoughts? It’s natural; you’re making one of the biggest decisions of your life. Maybe you feel like you can’t face the enormity of leaving the life you have built up in Australia, and starting from scratch in a completely new place. Rather than panicking, just keep in mind why you’re making the move, whether it’s for better job prospects or to be closer to family, and imagine how happy you’ll be once you have settled into your new home.

Want to make the move easier? Start by talking to Expat Tax Services about your potential Australian tax issues and Australian tax returns. That way you’ll be able to plan in advance and any stress and worry about your finances off your plate! Talk to us today!

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Shane Macfarlane

CEO & Founder at Expat Tax Services
Shane's an Australian Chartered Accountant and Australian expat tax specialist who's also an expat himself (based in Asia).Shane's passionate about tax and legitimate tax minimisation, particularly as it relates to Australian expats who are often subject to high rates of tax back home in Australia.Beyond tax and accounting, Shane's an entrepreneur, having devised, created and founded a successful accounting startup, Fifo Workpapers (acquired by accounting software giant, Intuit inc. in 2013)

In short Shane's a tax and software techno-geek, who recognised that Australian expats were unable to obtain the specialist advice and quality service, that they needed from their accountants. Accordingly, Shane founded Expat Tax Services to provide Australian expats with access to specialist, quality advice at fair and reasonable prices (no hourly rates, fees quoted upfront with unlimited support included) . . . receive the support and advice you need without having to take second-mortgage to pay your accountant's bill! Speak to Shane & the team today.
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