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  • Coming to Australia or going overseas

    Australian residents are generally taxed on all their worldwide income. Temporary residents of Australia and foreign residents are generally taxed only on their Australian-sourced income, such as money they earn working in Australia.

    You should first work out if you are:

    • an Australian resident for tax purposes
    • a foreign or temporary resident for tax purposes.

    This may be different to your residency status for other purposes. For example, you could be an Australian resident for tax purposes even if you're not an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

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    Last modified: 01 Jul 2021QC 33241