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Dear all,

I was looking for details to file income tax returns for PR holders who have not migrated yet.

do the income earned in foreign country invites tax for the people not migrated yet.

I have tax file number

I am looking for detail on how to file the returns for my income in foreign country still not migrated.

i could not find specific detail on ATO website.

please advise.

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Unless you already entered into Australia and activated your PR you don't need to file tax return. This is only required after your first entry. :).
 

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Unless you already entered into Australia and activated your PR you don't need to file tax return. This is only required after your first entry. :).
I am sorry, that I did not mention. i have already validated my PR In july 2010.

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No problem Naved. Glad that you are trying to have your records correctly arranged.
Is your employer an Australian company? If you are employed by a foreign employer that is not registered for Australian PAYG withholding, it is unlikely that any amount will be withheld for Australian tax purposes.
Most of my friends contact agents in order to do the tax for them while overseas. It is not as straightforward as usual Australian tax (which get automatically taken from your salary).
You can google some agents and they usually charge $50 (which you get back in tax)
H&R Block are quite big and I hear good things about them
 

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No problem Naved. Glad that you are trying to have your records correctly arranged.
Is your employer an Australian company? If you are employed by a foreign employer that is not registered for Australian PAYG withholding, it is unlikely that any amount will be withheld for Australian tax purposes.
Most of my friends contact agents in order to do the tax for them while overseas. It is not as straightforward as usual Australian tax (which get automatically taken from your salary).
You can google some agents and they usually charge $50 (which you get back in tax)
H&R Block are quite big and I hear good things about them
Thanks for the promt reply
my employer is not Australian company its kuwait organisation
I will look for the agents
thanks again
 

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This is strange!!!, I have activated my PR175 on Aug'2011, thenafter I have returned to Oman to continue work for the same employer (Omani).

So, now whether I have to pay income tax or what???
 

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This is strange!!!, I have activated my PR175 on Aug'2011, thenafter I have returned to Oman to continue work for the same employer (Omani).

So, now whether I have to pay income tax or what???
Australian Resident for the purposes of Income Tax is one who is a Resident of Australia as per the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
As per the said Act , a resident of Australia means a person who resides in Australia and includes a person:
• Whose domicile is in Australia
• Who has actually been in Australia, continuously or intermittently during more than one half of the year of income or
• Who is a member of a superannuation scheme or an eligible employee
As I understand, just activation of PR visa does not make a person Resident for tax purposes. However if you have any Australian income that will be taxed. Foreign income becomes taxable once you become Resident as per the provisions of the ITAA 1936.
 

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Australian Resident for the purposes of Income Tax is one who is a Resident of Australia as per the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
As per the said Act , a resident of Australia means a person who resides in Australia and includes a person:
• Whose domicile is in Australia
• Who has actually been in Australia, continuously or intermittently during more than one half of the year of income or
• Who is a member of a superannuation scheme or an eligible employee
As I understand, just activation of PR visa does not make a person Resident for tax purposes. However if you have any Australian income that will be taxed. Foreign income becomes taxable once you become Resident as per the provisions of the ITAA 1936.
Thanks mate!!!:clap2:
 
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