Complexities in Tax Residency and Immigration Laws

Issues to consider when dealing with individuals who are either arriving or departing Australia

This comprehensive session will cover the complexities associated with Australia’s tax residency and immigration laws. Attendees will be provided with a detailed summary of the relevant issues that they must consider when dealing with individuals who are either arriving or departing Australia.

Session 1: Residency Overview - by Dr Mark Pizzacalla

    • Overview of current tax landscape
    • Board of Tax Residency Review update

    Session 2: Complication in Tax Residency - Ben Renshaw

    • Current problems with Australia's tax residency rules
    • What you need to know - when individuals arrive or leave Australia
    • Superannuation and FBT implications
    • Interpretation of  Double Taxation Agreements


    Session 3: Immigration Laws - Maria Jockel

    • Employer Sponsored workers - navigating the maze
    • Sponsorship Obligations and Compliance - avoiding sanctions and penalties
    • Data Matching Protocol Program: The Department of Home Affairs and ATO


    Learning objectives:

    • Overview of current problems and issues
    • Increased knowledge about Australia's tax residency rules
    • Understanding the impact on employee and employer obligations
    • How DTA's affect individual circumstances
    • Knowledge of how to navigate immigration laws
    • Familiarity with  Sponsorship Obligations and Compliance requirements
    • Understanding implications of data matching protocols 

    Level: Intermediate

    CPD hours: 3
    Price: $330 for member, $429 for non-member
    Certification is provided upon completion


    Presented by: Mark Pizzacala 


    Mark Pizzacalla is Partner-in-Charge of BDO's Business Service Practice in Melbourne. He is recognised as a technically astute and perceptive practitioner, who delivers tailored, practical outcomes to his clients. He is a regular expert commentator and presenter on tax issues, having contributed significant tax commentary through media and publications including Lateline Business, The Australian Financial Review, and the Australian Tax Forum. Mark has completed his PhD in relation to the taxation of SMEs in Australia and is one of the few tax practitioners whose work has been cited in Australia's Parliament. He has been appointed by the Federal Government to the Board of Taxation - a non-statutory Board charged with contributing a business and broader community perspective in improving the design of taxation laws and their operation. 

    Presented by: Ben Renshaw


    Ben Renshaw is a Partner of BDO Global Expatriate Services and Employment Taxes. Ben helps his clients navigate a broad range of people issues with a specialty in the unique employment, HR, finance, tax, immigration & remuneration challenges associated with the movement of employees between countries. Ben has also worked, alongside his clients, on a broad range of ‘people’ related projects, including effective and compliant reward structures, talent and workforce management strategies, leadership development programs, HR and Payroll process and systems matters.

    Presented by: Maria Jockel


    Maria is the Legal Principal and National Leader of BDO Migration Services, an incorporated immigration legal practice which specialises in all aspects of Australian immigration law for corporate and private clients. She is a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in immigration law and a registered migration agent in Australia and New Zealand. Acknowledged as one of Australia’s leading immigration specialists, Maria brings a unique depth and breadth of immigration law and corporate and commercial related legal experience from her years of experience.  This is complemented by Maria’s former advisory and senior management roles while in government service.
    6/06/2019 9:00 AM - 6/06/2019 12:00 PM
    Karstens Melbourne
    123 Queen St
    Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia

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