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Re: Tax Residency- For 2016

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Hi All, 

 

Just a quick question in regards of tax residency.

 

A student who hold a student Visa since 2010 and purchased an investment property in 2011. However, he went back to his home country in early 2014 and come back to Australia to continue his studies in Feb 2016 till date.

 

Just wonder, in his FY 2016 tax return, The student should be treated as Non-resident or should be treated as Australia Resident for Tax purpose and only claim the part-year tax free threshold?

 

Thank you very much. 

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Hi @GraceT,

 

Thanks for getting in touch!

 

We can provide general information here on our Community and there are a lot of factors which need to be considered when working out someone's residency status.

 

The individual themselves is in the best situation to determine their residency status. They can find information on our website to help work out your residency status for tax purpose, including the Are you a resident decision tool.

 

Alternatively, if they can't determine their residency status they can write to us to request a private ruling. Private rulings are binding advice from us that explains our view on how tax law applies to your specific situation. These rulings are a free service, and we usually respond within 28 days from receiving your request.

 

Thanks, JodieH

 

 

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Hi @GraceT,

 

Thanks for getting in touch!

 

We can provide general information here on our Community and there are a lot of factors which need to be considered when working out someone's residency status.

 

The individual themselves is in the best situation to determine their residency status. They can find information on our website to help work out your residency status for tax purpose, including the Are you a resident decision tool.

 

Alternatively, if they can't determine their residency status they can write to us to request a private ruling. Private rulings are binding advice from us that explains our view on how tax law applies to your specific situation. These rulings are a free service, and we usually respond within 28 days from receiving your request.

 

Thanks, JodieH