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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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    Accountant Recommendation for Tax Returns

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

    Accountant Recommendation for Tax Returns

    Hello Harry. Please see my signature below. Best regards.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  12. Alan Collett

    Can you help any advice?

    Have you lived in the property as your main residence throughout the period in which you have owned it? If so, the sale is exempt from CGT. Best regards.
  13. Alan Collett

    Transferring UK contribution pension to Australia

    Hi Erin. I'm sure Andrew will be able to assist you, even though he is in SA. Best regards.
  14. Alan Collett

    Help with migration agent

    For what type of visa, Paul? Best regards.
  15. Alan Collett

    Transferring UK contribution pension to Australia

    Hello Sarah. Until you are aged 55+ you are unable to transfer your UK pension benefits to an Australian superannuation fund - the rules of the game changed a couple of years ago. From a tax perspective it is though likely to be well worth looking at this more fully in a few years from now. A pension drawn from the UK will be taxable in Australia if you are tax resident in Australia at that time. A UK fund that is transferred into an Australian superannuation fund is likely to be accessible in your more senior years on a free of tax basis. Best regards.