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  1. Alan Collett

    When are you officially a non resident of the UK

    For what purpose, Stuart? Best regards.
  2. bdh Tax is looking for a couple of people to join our tax team, based at our Perth office. Experience of working in a UK tax practice will be desirable, but isn't essential. If you're interested and would like an initial chat please send your CV/resume to me, at acollett@bdhtax.com Best regards.
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    Parent Visas

    Just to say that a refusal of an onshore parent visa application doesn't mean an automatic deportation. Aside from the ability to appeal the decision the subclass 602 Medical Treatment visa should be available as a solution that would allow the parent visa applicants to remain in Australia. The restriction on travel attaching to the Bridging Visa A that is the visa granted when the holder of a visitor visa applies for an 804 or 864 visa can be overcome with a Bridging Visa B. Best regards.
  4. A quick reminder - particularly for those who have moved to Australia since the 1st of July 2019 - that those individuals who are required to submit a tax return with the Australian Tax Office have until the 31st of October 2020 to lodge their 2020 income tax return if a registered tax agent is not instructed. You can check whether you are required to submit a 2020 Australian tax return at this web page. To lodge your 2020 tax return you can: Lodge online with myTax through myGov, or Complete a paper tax return form and mail it to the Australian Taxation Office, or Use a registered tax agent If you use a registered tax agent to prepare and lodge your tax return you should be able to submit later than the 31st of October 2020 - quite possibly until mid-May next year. You should though appoint a registered tax agent before the 31st of October 2020 to access the extended 2020 tax return filing deadline. Best regards.
  5. Alan Collett

    804 Visa

    Shouldn't be too long - we tend to see BVAs granted within a week of the 804 visa application being delivered to the PVC. Good luck! Best regards.
  6. Alan Collett

    870 Temporary Visa

    You can be in Australia when applying for an 870 visa if you have sought agreement to this when lodging the sponsor application. We've done this recently due to the COVID situation - our client is onshore in Australia with a visitor visa. Approval to apply for the 870 visa onshore was granted. Best regards.
  7. Hi Mike. For the transferring of pensions to Australia from the UK I would consider a firm that specialises in this area of advice - it is relatively niche and many financial planners won't have been involved in this on a regular basis. My recommendation is bdhSterling, who have offices in Perth and the UK. I hasten to add that I am a Principal at bdh Tax. Best regards.
  8. Alan Collett

    Accountant Recommendation for Tax Returns

    Thanks for your kind words! Best regards.
  9. Alan Collett

    Accountant Recommendation for Tax Returns

    Hello Harry. Please see my signature below. Best regards.
  10. Alan Collett

    U.K. Pension query

    Remember also that only 92% of the UK State Pension is taxable in Australia: https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Tax-return/2016/Supplementary-tax-return/Deduction-questions-D11-D15/D11-Deductible-amount-of-undeducted-purchase-price-of-a-foreign-pension-or-annuity-2016/ (scroll down to British Pensions) Best regards.
  11. Alan Collett

    HELP! Parent visa advice needed

    Hi clari. I'm a registered migration agent - so I didn't need to pay anything! Best regards.
  12. Alan Collett

    Seeking an Expat Accountant Expert

    Please feel able to send a PM to me with your contact details. We can then tee up a date and a time for me to telephone you. Best regards.
  13. Alan Collett

    Double Tax Relief Agreement between Australia and Britain

    Are you deriving UK source pension income, Patrick? If not, what drives the need to prepare this form? Best regards.
  14. Alan Collett

    Can you help any advice?

    Watch the forex rules if you put £ funds in an interest bearing savings account. There are ATO Private Rulings that discuss this - while a Private Ruling is specific to the taxpayer that sought it the narrative in a Ruling is a good indication of the ATO's thinking on matters of a technical nature. For example: https://www.ato.gov.au/rba/content/?ffi=/static/rba/content/1012390159609.htm Best regards.
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    Hi Michael. How old is Mum please? If "aged" (as defined - over 65.5) I would look at visa sub classes 864 and 804. Both of these are onshore visas, so have a Bridging Visa entitlement, but have very different prices, and visa processing timelines. If Mum isn't aged you are probably looking at a subclass 143 visa for Mum. Feel able to send a message to me with your phone number if you would like me to call for a no obligation chat about Mum's visa strategy. Best regards.