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Temporary resident - Foreign employment income

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Regarding the rule about foreign employment income for a temporary resident - "This means you only declare income you derived in Australia, plus any income you earn from employment performed overseas for short periods while you are a temporary resident of Australia."

 

Does this mean the individual needs to physically be in another country to earn that employment income? What if they did some work remotely and did not leave Australia? Would that still count?

 

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Hi @Alphatax,

 

Thanks for getting in touch!

 

Employment income earned while a temporary resident is subject to tax in Australia irrespective of where it's actually performed. You can find more information for a summary of the temporary resident taxation rules on our website.

 

If you have further questions, you can phone us on 13 28 61 between 8am - 6pm, Monday to Friday to discuss with an operator.

 

Thanks, JodieH.

 

 

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My view is if the work is done in Australia then the income is Australian income not foreign income.Smiley Happy

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Yeah but if the work is done for a foreign company whilst they are in Australia?

 

E.g. You're working for a company in the UK whilst being a temporary resident in Australia. Maybe you log into the UK server/client remotely from Aus. Or does it not matter the work is for a company elsewhere, if you do it from Australia it's classified as being derived here?

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Hi @Alphatax,

 

Thanks for getting in touch!

 

Employment income earned while a temporary resident is subject to tax in Australia irrespective of where it's actually performed. You can find more information for a summary of the temporary resident taxation rules on our website.

 

If you have further questions, you can phone us on 13 28 61 between 8am - 6pm, Monday to Friday to discuss with an operator.

 

Thanks, JodieH.