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Do I need to pay tax as a UK resident when I'm a digital nomad?


by @keybrownhill | 6yr  | 14 comments

Hey everyone,

This is my first post, apologies if this has been covered already!

I am from the UK and I have landed a nice little job in Australia. As my working holiday visa is coming to an end I will soon have to leave Australia and I will begin working remotely.

I am thinking about heading to South East Asia as the time zone would suit my working hours best and the obvious living costs but it will also be the rainy season. Can anyone recommend anywhere suitable between June - September?

My plan at the moment is to just take a gamble on the first location then country hop every 30 days to meet visa requirements.

As I will no longer be a resident of Australia after my visa ends, will i still be required to continue paying tax to Australia? or maybe the UK? Or can I spend all this extra money on beer and various charities along the way?

Thanks!

Kieren

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@liztai | 6yr

Come to Kuala Lumpur, and Iโ€™ll show you around :wink:

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@keybrownhill | 6yr

Thanks for the offer LT,

I donโ€™t think I will be in KL anytime soon, but if so I will let you know.

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@poehah | 6yr

Sorry about also not being responsive.
I actually already got an answer to questions I had, so Iโ€™m all good at this point.

Thank you for offering help though

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@poehah | 6yr

Thanks for the reply Kieren. I am a webdeveloper with entrepreneurial spirit (I recently created http://bike-sharing.org). Can we chat sometime? Iโ€™d like to get some more info from you :slight_smile: also: do you have the network to maybe help me?
I have money to live there comfortably.

Thanks!
Maarten

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@keybrownhill | 6yr

Hey Marteen,

No problem, yeah we can chat sometime, when do you arrive in Australia?

I had a look at your website and it is a very good concept!

I donโ€™t really have too many connections as I have only been here a short amount of time sorry. I am happy to answer any questions you may have.

Kieren

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@poehah | 6yr

Thanks for the kind words :smile:

Iโ€™d like to pick your brain anyway with some questions of you donโ€™t mind. Do you prefer to connect somewhere on another medium or shall I just post them here and you can answer at your own time?

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@keybrownhill | 6yr

Marteen,

Sorry for my late response, I will be happy to answer any questions over direct message on here or maybe over email?

Let me know what you prefer

Kieren

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@kathrynoh | 6yr

If you are no longer working in Australia or for an Australian employer, you shouldnโ€™t have to pay tax here. Contact the ATO and find out what you can claim back. I think some payments like Superannuation can be withdrawn if you are leaving the country for good โ€“ but definitely talk to them about it because the rulings on things like that change all the time.

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Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer or a financial advisor. This is just relayed info from a lot of conversations and googling.


Taxes - Iโ€™m not sure how the AUS tax system is set up but as youโ€™re a non-resident in the UK, you donโ€™t need to pay taxes. However you should pay taxes somewhere.

Will you continue to work with your AUS employer? If you remain an employee, I assume you will still have taxes to pay in Australia. If you work for them as a โ€œcontractorโ€ then youโ€™ll need your own business.

Most people register a company in their home country or a tax haven off-shore. UK Ltd companies are generally straight forward and only cost ยฃ15. You pay yourself tax-free up to ยฃ10k (your annual personal allowance) then pay yourself dividends at 20% corporation tax thereafter and many things are deductible thus avoiding tax.

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@keybrownhill | 6yr

Hey Isabella & Kathryn

Thanks for your comments, I think I will just continue to pay tax to Australia as I will still have an Australian employer and I donโ€™t want it coming back to haunt me if I apply for another Australian visa in the future.

Kathryn - thanks for your advice! I think I will just continue to pay tax and super in Australia and look to claim it back later, I will contact the ATO this week. :smile:

Thanks

Kieren

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@kathrynoh | 6yr

Yep, if you are still working for an Australian employer itโ€™s a totally different situation. :smile:

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@keybrownhill | 6yr

It is a little complicated because right now I am registered as a sole trader but once I leave Australia I will then sign a new contract as an employee for the companyโ€ฆ

Working holiday visa limits me to 6 months with one employer unfortunately, that is why I switched to sole trader and then I will switch back.

It is giving me a headache so I am looking forward to some chill time on a beach ha :

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@poehah | 6yr

Hi Kieren,
Iโ€™m just curious because Iโ€™m soon moving to Australia. What job did you end up doing there? Any tips for me?

Sorry to go off topic :slight_smile:

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@keybrownhill | 6yr

Hi PoeHah,

I joined a new startup in Brisbane back in September, I was initially the contact centre manager. I have since created a virtual contact centre with employees across Australia and Asia for the same company.

My advice would be to have a good amount of money behind you, living expenses are very high.

I am not sure what your line of work is but I think networking is very beneficial over here, get out and meet as many people as you can. It is all about who you know.

Good luck,

Kieren

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Hey, hope everyone is well!

We're leaving in a month to go travelling. Our first destination is still to be confirmed, but will likely be Poland or Slovakia. We will be moving around every month or two to different destinations.

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We've set up paperless statements, which has helped but with things like mortgages, official docs etc - how have you got around it?

Thanks so much!

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Driving from Italy to Croatia..how to handle passport?


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Hello, we are US citizens that have been able to stay in Italy past our standard visa stay due to covid. Now we must leave. We want to drive to Croatia as our โ€œout of EUโ€ stay. But Iโ€™m now wondering what considerations I need to take care of for my visa. I wonโ€™t go through an airport and get my passport stamped. But I assume I need to get my passport stamped as a way to prove Iโ€™m out of the EU.

Anyone else travel in and out of Schengen zone via car? Or know what I should do to properly handle the visa situation? I get unclear answers online. Hmm.

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in Croatia by @ld | 2mo 2 months ago | 3 comments

Hello,

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So we must leave the Schengen zone. We should avoid USA. We should avoid long air travel.

We were thinking Croatia.

Do you recommend a route to Croatia? We are open to long train rides. Ideally not long ferry rides. Is there a ferry route under 4 hours? I read about it...I don't see it. If not, the other option is to make our way north and up over to Croatia via train.

I'd appreciate your thoughts and insights!

Thanks.

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Any suggestions for seamlessly receiving SMS Verifications from US financial institutions and other sites while traveling internationally continuously? Wonโ€™t keep my US Verizon account due to cost and currently plan to use local sims at each destination (T-Mobile and Project Fi are NOT an option as they terminate for continuous roaming). In summation, I wonโ€™t have a US mobile account.

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in India by @davda1546 | 3mo 2 months ago | 4 comments

We are hoping to travel later this year and we will be working remotely - how do you ensure you get good WiFi in places such as in India where the signal isn't always great? Do you have any tips on where to go/ what equipment you have to get?

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Do you prefer co-living spaces or hostels or Airbnbs?


by @davda1546 | 3mo 2 months ago | 5 comments

We are hoping to become nomads soon and have booked an AirBnB in September in Goa for our first destination. We are considering what would be the best option for accommodation after that. We are trying to decide between co-living spaces, hostels, or Airbnbs.

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Can Americans with EU Passports Travel to EU during COVID-19?


in France by @fqlx | 3mo 2 months ago | 1 comment

I'm a dual citizen of America and France with my resident based in the America. Can I travel to the EU using my French passport?

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How do you find people to meet whilst travelling?


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We are going travelling but we won't know anyone out there, what's your best advice for meeting people and socialising abroad? We've thought about the obvious things like Meetup etc, is there anything else you can suggest from your experience?

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