Do you know economic double taxation is still common place even with double tax treaties?

A significant factor affecting this is our franking system but this issue is common as most tax credits are made available because of withholding taxes however few countries offer a credit for indirect taxes such as company income tax.

For example, a recent case highlighted that a taxpayer had to pay Australian tax attributed to him, derived by his New Zealand resident company, without receiving any relief from the tax paid in New Zealand. 

It is important to consider reorganizing your affairs even if you work in Australia for a foreign company controlled by yourself.


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