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Old Jul 4th 2017, 10:36 am   #1
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Hi, has anyone got an Australian HSBC account while living in the UK but still an Australian citizen.
Have you noticed if your bank is withholding 10% non residents withholding tax from any interest paid at source.
I ask because as a UK national living in the UK, but receiving interest from savings in Australia.
I am wondering whether this tax is payable. Due to any tax treaty they have in place.

https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/I...and-royalties/


Tax rates for foreign residents - Interest


Treaty countries
Some agreements provide an exemption from withholding tax in certain circumstances.


Non-treaty countries
10%

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Old Jul 4th 2017, 12:07 pm   #2
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Yes Australia will deduct a 10% withholding tax from any interest. You then declare this to UK on your tax return and only then pay any extra due. The 10% is taken into account so you don't pay twice.
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Yes, the Tax Treaty between the UK and Australia provides for a 10% rate of withholding tax on interest paid from a bank in one jurisdiction to a tax resident of the other.

As rammygirl says, the gross interest is also taxable in the UK with a credit for the 10% already suffered - subject to a consideration of whether or not you are UK domiciled, the use of the remittance basis, and the de minimus level of income for unremitted amounts.

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