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Financial help please!

Old Dec 19th 2007, 12:01 pm
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Can somebody in the know tell me please.... we go over to Perth in 2 weeks but because the exchange rate is a bit low at the moment, do we have to take our money with us or can we leave it in the high interest account here and transfer it over in say 6 months time or when the rate is a bit higher?

Do I have to inform the tax man here or there or anyone else for that matter?

Thanks in advance.

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Old Dec 19th 2007, 3:05 pm
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Hi

Can somebody in the know tell me please.... we go over to Perth in 2 weeks but because the exchange rate is a bit low at the moment, do we have to take our money with us or can we leave it in the high interest account here and transfer it over in say 6 months time or when the rate is a bit higher?

Do I have to inform the tax man here or there or anyone else for that matter?

Thanks in advance.

Nic
I know there's a rule by which if the UK bank account from which you will be transferring wasn't open pre Sept 1985 you will hav to pay tax if left for over a certain amount of time (sorry cant recall how long-maybe 6 months + but might be wrong on this).
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Old Dec 19th 2007, 5:03 pm
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I know there's a rule by which if the UK bank account from which you will be transferring wasn't open pre Sept 1985 you will hav to pay tax if left for over a certain amount of time (sorry cant recall how long-maybe 6 months + but might be wrong on this).
Thanks anyway Jools, I kinda suspected it would be too good to be true.

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Old Dec 19th 2007, 6:17 pm
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Hi

Can somebody in the know tell me please.... we go over to Perth in 2 weeks but because the exchange rate is a bit low at the moment, do we have to take our money with us or can we leave it in the high interest account here and transfer it over in say 6 months time or when the rate is a bit higher?

Do I have to inform the tax man here or there or anyone else for that matter?

Thanks in advance.

Nic
Yes you can leave your money. You will only have to pay tax on the interest just as you would have done if you stayed in the uk so no difference there. When you do eventually move it over there may be an issue with capital gains tax if the exchange rate has gone up since you entered Australia. In other words you may be liable to CGT on any profit you make should rates improve but not on the whole amount. But to be honest who's going to know. I'd plead ignorance and say I wasn't aware, what can they do really.

Good luck, Andy
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Old Dec 19th 2007, 6:51 pm
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Yes you can leave your money. You will only have to pay tax on the interest just as you would have done if you stayed in the uk so no difference there. When you do eventually move it over there may be an issue with capital gains tax if the exchange rate has gone up since you entered Australia. In other words you may be liable to CGT on any profit you make should rates improve but not on the whole amount. But to be honest who's going to know. I'd plead ignorance and say I wasn't aware, what can they do really.

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Thanks Andy, much appreciated.

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