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Australia – Government Departments Data Sharing

On 5 August 2015 The Australian Taxation Office announced a Data Matching Program with the Department of Immigration aimed at ensuring, inter alia, that visa holders and their sponsors comply with their obligations to pay tax in Australia. Potential risk areas for employers include overseas domiciled sponsors of 457 visa holders, and Australian-domiciled sponsors that …

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Australia – Visa & Tax changes affecting International Assignees

Two factors have been influential in the Australian Government’s recent controversial tax and visa changes that make it more costly for employers to bring people to Australia on temporary assignments ranging from 1 month to 3 years and longer – budget issues, and labour union assertions that low-­paid foreign workers are displacing Australians in the …

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