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Expat CGT residence deadline looms

Expat CGT residence deadline looms

The changes to Capital Gains Tax for Australian expats were passed through parliament last year, removing the tax-free allowance if an expat sells their former …

AUD bottoms out?

AUD bottoms out?

In the last newsletter we suggested that it would be “an opportune time” to convert funds into Australian dollars as the AUD dipped below USD60c.

Lending rates at all time lows

Lending rates at all time lows

The Reserve Bank of Australia has left the official interest rate unchanged at 0.25% since it reduced it last on the 20th March 2020.

Year-end tax planning tips

Year-end tax planning tips

Sadly for many businesses around the world, the issue of tax planning will not be high on the list as survival took centre stage due to COVID-19 in this financi…

Tax returns due now

Tax returns due now

If you have been putting of the task of completing your June 2019 income tax return, then you need to jump quickly to action.

Property management promotion

Property management promotion

COVID-19 has proven to be a very testing time for property investors with increased risk of tenant hardship in paying their rental.

SMATS offices during COVID-19

SMATS offices during COVID-19

I am pleased to say that SMATS has managed to fair reasonably well in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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5 pandemic impacts on the property market: a year on

5 pandemic impacts on the property market: a year on

Australian property markets have shaken off the worst of COVID-19, but while prices are rising and buyers are now out in force, there’s been some major uncertainty and upheaval along the way.

Builders cheer HomeBuilder timeframe extension

Builders cheer HomeBuilder timeframe extension

Australia’s builders are applauding the federal government for extending the construction window for HomeBuilder contracts, a move they say will ease the significant pressure mounting on tradespeople.

Build a 10-property portfolio without the stress

Build a 10-property portfolio without the stress

Building a 10-property portfolio may seem like a daunting challenge, but it’s more attainable than many may think. Custodian’s James Fitzgerald details some steps investors should take to create a comfortable retirement.

How to retire before 30 through commercial property

How to retire before 30 through commercial property

Sydney-based investors Scott and Mina O’Neill have put together a pathway to retirement before 30, creating a roadmap for others to emulate their success in building a $23 million portfolio in just 10 years.

Developers running out of stock in Gold Coast buyer frenzy

Developers running out of stock in Gold Coast buyer frenzy

Buyers are bidding past the listing price, incentives are out the window for off-the-plan purchases and developers are running out of stock, as the unprecedented frenzy for South East Queensland property shows no signs of abating.

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Latest Podcasts

Australian Migration Tax Planning

For anyone considering Australia as a future place of residence planning your taxation affairs is a critical element of the migration process. 

The Australian taxation system is extremely complex and taxes residents worldwide income. 

Thankfully, legal and sensible tax …

Business Relocation to Australia

This webinar covers:
• New Global Talent and Business Innovation and Investment Program
• New Incentives for export-oriented Hong Kong based business
• Economic incentives and permanent visa pathways for critical staff
• Understanding the Australian taxation system for busine…

Buying Australian Property while Abroad

Since the emergence of COVID-19, Australia has become a premier global destination for our enviable lifestyle, stable political system, world class health care and affordable real estate.

Join Steve Douglas as he discusses the opportunities for foreign investors buying property i…

Repatriation Tax Planning - Aussie Expats Coming Home

2020 has proven to be full of uncertainty due to the global pandemic, plummeting economic markets, closed boarders and increased political tensions. Many expatriates have been caught in the crosshairs and face uncertain futures.

This seminar is essential for anyone faced with the…

15th Annual Australian Budget Review 2020

Join Steve Douglas as he examines the federal budget and what it means for the Australian economy moving forward.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg presented his Budget to Parliament on Tuesday the 6th October 2020. In submitting this budget, we gain a full insight into the real financ…

Aussie Expats Tax Q&A

Your Repatriation Tax Questions Answered.

Join Steve Douglas, Executive Chair and Julie Kelley, Global Sales & Marketing Manager as they answer your Australian repatriation tax questions.

Book your 20 minute tax consult today or send us your questions via email to smats@smats…

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