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    LuchiaBloomfield
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    Hi everyone,

    Quick question – I contract for a US client and they pay me into my Australian bank account but I am not in Australia doing the work (currently in Europe). Do I still get taxed for this?

    I briefly asked a friend (who I thought would know) and they were of the opinion that I wouldn’t be taxed… but that doesn’t seem right to me.

    Would appreciate your help.

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    TehCamel
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    two elements come into play.
    The first is the entity that’s performing the work – whether it’s a company or a sole-trader.

    The second relates to the first. If it’s a company doing the work then the company needs to assess it’s tax based on it’s “residency” or domicile.

    The individual then assesses their tax based on their residence or domicile.

    If it’s just a sole trader, the same scenario applies. You have to base your tax on your residency status.. best to check with an accountant. You may find you’re a resident for tax purposes, and even though you’re living overseas, they can still tax you on your global income.

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