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Understanding Tax Residency Australia

Regardless of if you’re coming to or leaving the country, we can help you understand the ins and outs of tax residency in Australia. Whether it’s negotiating on your behalf or simply helping you understand your legal rights and requirements, we at Tax Controversy Partners can supply you with everything you need to remain compliant and stay on top of your taxes.

Australian Tax Residency: What You Should Know

We understand that navigating tax can be complex, especially if it’s your first time lodging a return. Not to worry, though, our experts are here to help you understand tax residency in Australia.

Understanding Tax Residency Australia

Being an Australian Resident for Tax Purposes

Citizen or not, it’s possible you are an Australian resident for tax purposes. To qualify as a tax resident, you must fall under one of the following categories:

  1. You have always lived in Australia, even if you temporarily spend time overseas
  2. You were born elsewhere but reside in Australia permanently
  3. You have worked in Australia for a minimum of six months
  4. You are in Australia to study and enrolled in a course that is six months or longer

Determining Your Residency

The ATO has four statutory tests you can take to help determine your tax residency in Australia. Those tests are:

  • Resides (Australian residency)
  • Domicile (Permanent residence by law)
  • 183-Day Test (Arriving in Australia)
  • Commonwealth Superannuation Test (Australian Government employees)

Contact Tax Controversy Partners for All Your Australian Tax Residency Needs

At Tax Controversy Partners, we’re here to help everyday individuals and businesses sort out their tax residency. Liaising with the ATO on your behalf, our team can help you say goodbye to tax return stress and pressure, assisting you in staying compliant and up-to-date with ease.

For specialist advice and assistance you can rely on, reach out to our team via our contact page today.