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Forum: The Barbie
Sep 27th 2020, 7:26 am
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By NickyC

Re: Tax payable on UK pension income

If you're referring to the UK state pension - then the annual amount received is declared and included in your normal taxable income. Just the same as any other income received.

You can claim 8%...
Forum: Australia
Sep 2nd 2020, 2:27 am
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By NickyC

Re: Getting an Australian Credit Card

I used to work with a Credit Card application system and unless the rules have changed enormously since then, I can't see how you could possibly get a card without actually being present here in the...
Forum: Australia
Aug 31st 2020, 9:55 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,622
Posted By NickyC

Re: Mandatory Covid Vaccine

They cannot and would not deny entry to citizens.

I would imagine the most likely scenario is vaccine (and prove it) OR - just like currently - you go into compulsory, expensive quarantine on...
Forum: Australia
Jul 14th 2020, 10:07 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,383
Posted By NickyC

Re: Long Distance Train Travel -the Aussie version

I've been on the Indian Pacific a couple of times - both times Sydney to Perth. Once in 1980 and again in 2015. I also did the Ghan in 2015 but travelling North to South.

As long as you have a...
Forum: Australia
Jul 13th 2020, 5:58 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By NickyC

Re: First time tax return - foreign income

You only need to declare income received from the time you became a tax resident in Australia.

So you don't need to declare anything earned before the day you arrived.
Forum: The Barbie
May 10th 2020, 12:01 pm
Replies: 1,194
Views: 69,805
Posted By NickyC

Re: Coronavirus - how's everyone doing?

From memory, Teza lives in Australind (or nearby).
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 8th 2020, 10:32 am
Replies: 1,194
Views: 69,805
Posted By NickyC

Re: Coronavirus - how's everyone doing?

Agree completely - they're a really useful summary of how we're all travelling.
I look forward to them.
Forum: Australia
Dec 21st 2019, 12:43 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,727
Posted By NickyC

Re: Pay off National insurance ??

The Australian pension might be generous but it's not quite that generous.

If you're getting $520 a week income from your super, you will not be getting $466.75 state pension.
The income test...
Forum: Australia
Dec 1st 2019, 12:13 am
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By NickyC

Re: Cover for pre existing condition

That doesn't really make sense. You only had to serve the waiting period and all pre-existing conditions are covered.

All Australian domestic health insurers HAVE to provide cover for...
Forum: Australia
Oct 2nd 2019, 7:51 am
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By NickyC

Re: UK Passport Validity in Transit

But according to your earlier question about passports, you're a dual citizen.

If that's so, I would expect a couple of questions when trying to leave Australia on a UK passport that obviously...
Forum: Australia
Sep 20th 2019, 3:36 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,555
Posted By NickyC

Re: Planning for retirement/topping up UK state pension

$394.5k is the total amount of assets you can have before the Age Pension starts reducing.
$863.5k is the total amount of assets you can have before the Age Pension cuts out completely.

If your...
Forum: Australia
Sep 17th 2019, 11:00 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,555
Posted By NickyC

Re: Planning for retirement/topping up UK state pension

We are self-funded retirees. Get no Australian pension and are not likely to.

There is a (highly-prized) card called the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card designed for people who do not get a...
Forum: Australia
Jul 29th 2019, 10:02 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,449
Posted By NickyC

Re: Moving to Melbourne in September

You decide which super fund you want to use and your employer must pay into it.

It's not a case of you picking one from a list your employer gives you. All employers will have a default super fund...
Forum: Australia
Jul 20th 2019, 1:31 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,044
Posted By NickyC

Re: Is it worth bringing the car from the UK?

You've owned a car in the UK for 10 years yet according to your earlier thread you're still on L plates?...
Feb 2nd 2019, 8:27 am
Replies: 5
Views: 4,391
Posted By NickyC

Re: Returning to the frozen north

What a sad and worrying few years you've had.

I wish you all the best with your return to Canada :-)
Forum: Australia
Jan 9th 2019, 10:43 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,707
Posted By NickyC

Re: Over 70 Oz resident needs one way travel insurance

Insure and Go here in Australia are very flexible in their offerings and they cover one-way trips for older people....
Forum: Australia
Jan 7th 2019, 6:02 am
Forum: Australia
Dec 23rd 2018, 10:02 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 955
Posted By NickyC

Re: Transfering uk pension

The UK pension people will pay the money directly into an Australian bank account if you want. It doesn't have to be paid into a UK account and then transferred. Entirely, up to your Mum how she...
Dec 20th 2018, 5:46 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,944
Posted By NickyC

Re: Freelance and Working Holiday Visa

Can't help with much of what you ask but I do know that you will NOT be taxed by Australia on your world-wide income. That only applies if you hold a permanent residency visa.

While you're on a...
Forum: Australia
Nov 2nd 2018, 3:37 am
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By NickyC

Re: Tweed Head in New South Wales - info on school and hospitals

Info on all schools in Tweed Heads, NSW here : https://www.myschool.edu.au/school-search?FormPosted=True&SchoolSearchQuery=tweed+heads&SchoolSector=&SchoolType=&State=

Info on all hospitals in the...
Forum: Australia
Nov 2nd 2018, 3:27 am
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By NickyC

Re: Working for UK company in Sydney - Freelance First Timer

Are you sure that your wife's visa number is correct?

According to the department the 487 hasn't been a current visa since 2013. And similarly the 475 hasn't been current since 2015.

And both...
Forum: Australia
Jul 26th 2018, 5:01 am
Replies: 23
Views: 8,939
Posted By NickyC

Re: Type 1 Diabetes in Australia

Can you point out where you mentioned Type 1 diabetes when you said:

'There's no "$40000" limit on health care for a visa'.

I was merely pointing out that that statement is untrue.
Forum: Australia
Jul 26th 2018, 2:21 am
Replies: 23
Views: 8,939
Posted By NickyC

Re: Type 1 Diabetes in Australia

What you would call this, then?

"The policy threshold for the level of costs regarded as significant is currently AUD 40 000"
...
Forum: Australia
Jul 10th 2018, 11:22 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,807
Posted By NickyC

Re: Super anyway to cash it out when moving back to the UK?

My super has been “sitting there” for just over five years (since I last had a paid job) and in that time it’s increased in value by about 50%. I haven’t paid anything in or taken anything out in...
Forum: Spain
Jun 9th 2018, 12:42 am
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By NickyC

Re: Suggestions for interesting place to stay in January.

Thank you all for your helpful advice. Much appreciated. :)
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