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Cost of Living in Sydney: Breakdown of Rents by Suburb

Are you wondering what your cost of living in Sydney will be? Here is a Guide to Rents in Sydney by Neighborhood that will help with your monthly budget.

What is an Australian Superannuation?

Australia's Superannuation is a Hybrid Retirement Fund Similar to Both Social Security and a 401K. A minimum of 9.5% of your salary will be contributed...

Five Mistakes To Avoid When Transferring Money Overseas

One of the biggest issues you will have as an expat is getting your money sorted. The last thing you want is to erode...

Do You Owe Tax When Transferring Money to Australia?

Many expats transfer large sums of money to Australia when they move. Is that money going to be taxed after it's transferred? What about money you bring with you on the plane to Australia?

How Much Money Do You Needed Saved to Move to Sydney

Not only do you need to budget for the cost of shipping your household to Australia but you also need to think about how...

How to Transfer Your Money to Sydney (and How NOT to...

Transferring money internationally is a common problem for expats as many still have bills back home that they need to stay on top of. When...

Car Finance for Expats in Australia

Are you thinking of buying a car when you arrive in Sydney? Here's what you need to know about financing a car in Australia.

Australian Superannuations and Filing a US Tax Return While Living Abroad

How to report your Australian Superannuation when you file your US tax return is very confusing. Here are the basics to what you need to know.

Understanding US Expatriate Taxes

As a US expat, your taxes just got more complicated. Not filing your taxes correctly can result in some very large fines. Here's what you need to know plus I clear up several misconceptions.

What US Expats Living in Australia Need to Know About FATCA

What is FATCA and how does it affect taxes of US expats living in Australia. This post covers Form 8938 Filing Thresholds Values, the Physical Presence Test, How to Figure the 12-month Period for the Physical Presence Test and the Bona Fide Residence Test.

An Expat’s Guide to Taxes in Australia

Here's what you need to know about filing a tax return in Australia plus Australian income tax tables and how to file your taxes online. I also list all the due dates you need to know.

Expat’s Guide to Currency Exchange and Transferring Money Overseas

What every expat needs to know when transferring money internationally. Be sure to check out my post on how to open your Australian bank account...

Sorting Out the Cost Of Living in Sydney Before You Move

How expensive it is to living in Sydney? To help you estimate your cost of living in Sydney, here is a breakdown of daily and monthly expenses.

How to Open Your Westpac Bank Account Before You Leave Home

Open your Westpac Bank account before you arrive in Sydney will be one of the easiest parts of your relocation. You don't even need an approved visa! It will take you no more than three minutes.

Australian Medicare Levy Exemption: Get 2% of Your Income Back

If you do not qualify for Medicare in Australia, and are a taxpayer, you can claim a Medicare Levy Exemption at the end of the year and get any tax you paid back. The percentage of tax back ranges from 1% to 2% of your income tax. Here's how to get that tax back.

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Are you transferring money to Australia? Fantastic Promotion Offer from OFX just for SMG readers Get Free Money Transfers for LIFE! No promo code needed,...

Tips for Finding an Apartment in Sydney with Minimum Savings

Are you moving to Sydney on a shoestring budget? If so, then today's Mailbox Monday post is for you. It's all about finding cheap...

Detailed Account of the Cost of Living in Sydney for a...

The cost of living in Sydney is a shocker to almost everyone moving to Australia, even for those moving from cities more expensive like...

Your Australian Tax Questions Answered

SMG readers wrote in with their questions about paying tax in Australia as an expat. Questions range from transferring money to tax deductions and more. Answers provided by H&R Block Australia.

Furnishing Your First Apartment in Sydney on a Budget

Doesn’t matter if you decide to ship your household to Australia or arrive with just a suitcase, after finding your first apartment in Sydney...

Common UK Expatriate Tax Issues

Common UK Expatriate Tax questions and answers for UK expats living in Australia. Dates to remember, residence rules, claiming UK state pension and more.

Getting to Know Your Australian Superannuation

The team at Nationwide Super provided Sydney Moving Guide the content for this post. So, you’re moving to Sydney, and you’ve heard about Australian Superannuation....

Bank Accounts for Expats Moving to Australia

Part of moving to Australia is opening your bank accounts. Here are the top five Australian banks that allow you to do open an account before arriving in Australia.

How to Get Your Australian Tax File Number

Getting an Australian Tax File Number (TFN) is something that everyone moving to Australia needs to do. If you are moving to Australia, and plan on working, you will need a TFN. If you don't have a TFN, you cannot file a tax return. Here's how to get your TFN without having a permanent address in Sydney.

What is an FBAR? Who Must File an FBAR? And Other...

All US expats living abroad need to know what an FBAR is and if they are required to file one. Chances are, if you have any financial accounts overseas like a bank account, you will have to file an FBAR depending on the maximum value of your accounts during the year. Here's what you need to know.