Forum Category: Tax

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How to open a temporary pop up shop in Aus for a few weeks, as a Kiwi sole trader

Just wondering if there is anything I need to apply for if I am to open a pop up shop in Aus for a few weeks to sell my art prints, maybe an original or two. As I am GST registered in NZ, overseas sales are zero rated so it ...

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Do I need to sell my property BEFORE I move to Melbourne to avoid paying capital gain tax?

I read that in the guide but couldn't clearly understand it. Thanks for the guide.

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I'm a NZ citizen and I'm moving to Brisbane. I will receive a large sum of money from Europe after I arrive. Will I be taxed? Should I move this money and immigrate at that time?

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How much to pay?

Hello, silly questions, in NZ, we don't pay for the healthcare system, in AUS once we have applied medicare, do we have to pay the Levy? and how does it get charged? do we notify work once we have applied for Medicare? also how is the special levy gets charged? ...

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If I sell my house in NZ and take my money to Australia, do I pay any tax other than Capital Gains?

I am an NZ citizen but a permanent resident in Australia and want to sell my rental property in NZ to buy a house to live in in Australia.

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Inheritance and bankruptcy

Hi. I'm a kiwi living in Australia. I am bankrupt in NZ. I will be receiving an inheritance shortly. My question is: will I get it? If I don't declare it to the insolvency will they know about it? Thanks

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Get a TFN online before arriving in Australia?

Hi, As Kiwi that never been to Australia I am trying to register for a TFN online, but I couldn't. It says I have to contact Australian immigration. Did I miss something? I want to get my TFN online before I arrive in Australia. Help please... Do I have to ...

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I'm self employed and will keep some customers here in NZ. Who do I pay tax to? What about charging GST?

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Do you have to get a new IRD number to take to Australia? If so, how do you get it?

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NZ Family Trust Advantages and Disadvantages in Australia

Hi, I am currently living and working in NZ and plan to move to Australia in the future. My wife and I own a family home together in NZ and don't currently have any family trust. We also have an seven-year-old daughter. I have a couple of questions below: - ...

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Selling shares bought in Australia after returning to NZ - Do I pay CGT to the ATO?

More details - I've been back in NZ for about10 years but need to sell some Aussie shares I bought while living in Australia. No CGT to be paid here in NZ, but what about to the ATO (Aust. tax office). Presumably they will consider that CGT is owing to ...

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I lived in Australia back in 2001. Will my tax number and Medicare number still be valid, or do I apply again?

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Moving to Brisbane - should I open a bank account before I go?

I'm moving to Brisbane in Jan 09. Is it best to open up a Australian bank account and apply for a TFN here in New Zealand first? Or after I arrive in Australia?

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Soon to be 50 wanting to go live in Aussie permanently should I make a claim for taxes?

I want to leave New Zealand to live maybe permanently in Brisbane Australia. I looked up on a site that said when claiming leaving taxes you will be unable to return to NZ to work for 3 yrs. Can anyone tell me why this is, or is it because they ...

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Is Stamp Duty Payable On A First Home In Australia?

I am a NZ citizen, been working and living here for the past three years. I recently bought an apartment, and am eligible for the first home owner's grant. However, I have been told that I have to pay the stamp duty. Any answers would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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My mother moved to australia when she was 9 and now IRS says she hasn't been paying her US taxes?

My mother moved to Australia when she was 9 from America and she entered on her mother's passport. She has not left the country since arriving some 40 odd years ago and has been paying Australian taxes. She got a letter recently saying that her bank reported her to the ...

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We might not be able to sell our house in NZ and may have to rent it out. Can we make any tax deductions on rent we receive? Or do we have to pay full tax?

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Earning income in New Zealand and Australia during the same financial year.

When you permanently immigrate to Australia, what happens if you work 2 months in New Zealand and then work the rest of the financial year in Australia? Do you include earnings from Australia on your New Zealand tax return? Or do you put in a tax return in New Zealand ...

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New Zealand senior citizens moving to Australia with a South African pension.

My parents are New Zealand citizens on a South African pension and will not be working in Australia if we move there. Can anyone offer any info/advice on whether they will face any surprise costs or taxes? General advice about settling in is also welcome. I don't want this move ...

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Tax on converting NZ$$ to AUST$$

HI all, we have just moved over the ditch and had advice that we could be taxed on the money we have transferred over. Does anyone know if this is true or not? Or on the other hand can we claim any amount back (not sure if we paid tax...) ...

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How do I obtain a Separation Certificate from New Zealand?

I was recently told that if you move away from a country permanently, then you can apply for a separation certificate which means that you are cutting ties with your birth country. I would like to know how do I obtain a separation certificate and do I get this from ...

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Is a New Zealand goods and services licence transferable to Australia?

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What I need to know if I'm a contract worker in Melbourne?

I have the option of earning substantially more in Aus than in NZ. I have been contracting in NZ for the past 13 years and have been offered a job in the same industry in Melbourne as a contract worker. Any tips on starting business and what I should ask ...

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What is the start date for share purchase calculation of capital gains tax?

I purchased shares many years ago in NZ as a NZ resident. Then I shifted to Australia and sold them a couple of months later. Is the capital gain calculated from the purchase in NZ or the shift to Australia date? Perhaps the buy and sell are purely NZ tax ...

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Will I be taxed on capital I bring into Australia a couple of years after living and working there?

I'm thinking about moving to Australia from New Zealand, finding a job,, and if after a couple of years I really want to stay, selling up property in NZ and buying home in Australia. I have heard there is capital gains tax on money you bring into the country if ...

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Will LAFHA provided in Australia will be taxable under India's income tax once I file my tax return in India? Am I resident in India and Australia for the tax purposes?

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How do I set up a small business in Australia?

i.e. tax breaks, costs, employment law etc?

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Can I apply for a tax file number for my children as well as for myself before I go to Australia?

In NZ my children have an I.R.D number so we can get family support from the I.R.D. Does the same go for Australia? I read that I can apply for this while still in NZ. Would my children need to have a T.F.N also? What would be the reasons, if ...

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What happens if I am just going to work in Australia for a month? Do I need to apply for a TFN even though it's just a month?

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Paying tax on our New Zealand rental property and paying a NZ mortgage

We are moving to the Gold Coast in a couple of months. We own a house in NZ (with a Mortgage) and have decided to get tenants in as it’s not a good time to sell. On top of the rental we will receive, we will still have to top ...

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What type of Australian tax rate applies to New Zealand citizens? The ATO website metions two types of rates for Residents and Non Residents. What residence status are we?

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I lived in Australia in 1998 for one year and then moved back to Adelaide in 2008. Are my tax file number and Medicare card still valid?

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I am working in QSLD under contract for a NZ company. Which country should I be paying tax to and which country's employment laws would apply?

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Can we get tax rebates in Australia like in New Zealand?

For example, rebates for donations to charity.

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I worked and lived in Australia in 2003 - will I need a new TFN if I move back there again?

I have lost the TFN I had at the time. Do I need a new one or will I be able to use the old one? If so, how can I get it back? Can you please send me the names of some cheap hostels? For example, a hostel where ...

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What if you have an IRD debt (with a record of regular repayments) and want to move to Australia?

Will you be stopped at the border? Can you pay it off from Australia? Does the Australian Tax Office get involved at all?

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Is 4 weeks rent and 4 weeks bond standard for getting into a place in Melbourne? I have heard it can take 6 weeks for your TFN to arrive, can you work before you get one?

Also can anyone recommend a short stay hostel/budget accomodation centrally located that is cheap and cheerful? Thanks heaps

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What is the tax status for a New Zealander working in Australia but sending the income to wife and 4 kids in New Zealand?

I have looked at both the NZ and Australian government websites and still have questions over this. Will I be taxed in Australia and then again in New Zealand? Will the IRD take into consideration the tax paid in Australia?

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Can I still file a tax return dated 1998?

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Where does one get financial advice here in NZ?

We wish to work through our financial position with an adviser/consultant here in NZ to give us a reasonably clear picture of our situation if we moved to Australia.

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Do Kiwis have to pay capital gains tax on NZ property?

I'm thinking of moving over to Brisbane but am confused regarding tax status. We intend to rent out our house in New Zealand for about 6 months to a year while we rent in Aussie and see whether we like it. After this time we'll sell in NZ if we ...

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I own a home and want to rent it out before I move to Australia. Do I need to inform the IRD?

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Do Kiwis have to pay tax during the first year of arrival in Australia?

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Working in Australia but have property and family in NZ. Will I have to pay tax in New Zealand?

If you have property in NZ, do you have to pay any tax from your Australian income to the NZ IRD?I'm looking at working in Australia but my partner will still be in NZ.

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