Australia & Malaysia Agree to Share Financial Data to Fight Tax Evasion

From time to time, Fortiz Accountants receive calls and emails from concerned Malaysians living in Melbourne and Malaysians planning to migrate to Australia regarding possible exchange of financial data of tax residents between Malaysia and Australia.

Some of the common questions relate to the transfer of EPF funds to Australia, transfer of cash savings or cash gifts received from parents to bank accounts in Australia, possible capital gains taxes implications on the sale of properties in Malaysia after moving to Australia, Australian tax on employment or business income earned in Malaysia while the rest of their family members live in Australia.

The 6-month rule, the 6-year rule and the other taxation topics, such as, taxation on worldwide income earned by Australian tax residents are often explained. During tax advice/tax planning sessions, we have provided clarity to clients regarding their personal circumstances and how the various tax laws apply to them. Our advice have included appropriate timing for disposal of assets, obtaining market valuations of assets, keeping important records and paper trails, and so on.

 

One of the partners at Fortiz Accountants moved from Malaysia to Australia over 20 years ago. Contact us for assistance if you are migrating from Malaysia to Australia, a recent migrant from Malaysia, planning to purchase an investment property in Australia or a Malaysian entrepreneur planning to start a business in Australia.

Australia & Singapore Agree to Share Financial Data to Fight Tax Evasion

Following the recent announcement that Singapore and Australia have agreed to automatically exchange financial data of tax residents of the two countries by September 2018 in an effort to prevent tax evasion, Fortiz Accountants received a spike of enquiries by concerned Singaporeans living in Melbourne, as well as, Singaporeans planning to migrate to Australia.

ATO Media Release
IRAS Media Release

Over several coffee chats in Melbourne and Singapore, we fielded a range of questions.

Some of the common questions related to the transfer of CPF funds to Australia, rental properties in Singapore owned by Singaporeans who are Australian tax residents, possible capital gains taxes implications on the sale of HDB flats after moving to Australia, etc.

The 6-month rule, the 6-year rule and the other taxation topics, such as, taxation on worldwide income earned by Australian tax residents were explained.

Our complimentary coffee chats were well-received. New friends were made in the process! 🙂

One of the partners at Fortiz Accountants is both a Chartered Accountant in Singapore and a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) in Australia. Contact us for assistance if you are migrating from Singapore to Australia, a recent migrant from Singapore, planning to purchase an investment property in Australia or a Singapore entrepreneur planning to start a business in Australia.

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