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Johenzon Febb Borje

Tax Manager | US/Australian specialist

✔ Federally authorized to practice before the IRS on US tax matters
✔ Degree in Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA)

Meet Febb…

Febb has been working on individual taxes since the start of his career in 2013 at SGV & Co. (affiliate of Ernst & Young in the Philippines). He started out working with Philippine individual income tax compliance whilst assisting Americans based in the Philippines with their US individual tax compliance. To progressively focus on US taxes and help more American expatriates, he joined Expat US Tax in 2017. He is currently completing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Special Enrollment Examination (SEE) to further enhance his knowledge on US taxes.

Does my immigration status affect my tax residency in Australia?

Published on January 01, 2024
by Johenzon Febb Borje

Your tax residency in Australia is different from your immigration status. As a US expat contemplating a move to Australia, it’s important to grasp that tax residency hinges on factors like your physical presence and intent to stay in Australia, not solely on your citizenship or visa type. The Australian Tax Office (ATO) uses specific criteria to determine tax residency, which could classify you as an Australian resident for tax purposes, irrespective of your citizenship or permanent residency status.

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