Family. I knew a family once. They lived in New Jersey. They all had Italian accents. They dressed well and rode around in big limos. They had strange meetings at restaurants full of other people with italian accents who dressed well and rode around in big limos. Some of them had bodyguards with crooked noses.
Wait....that was my ex husband's family. It was so weird, they used to call themselves "THE Family"....how arrogant is that?
Anyway, they kept disappearing for long periods of time. One of them disappeared for 25 years. We found out he had been in Sicily. I remember it distinctly, because it was the day before John Gotti was arrested.
I don't think the two are related, but it was a strange family. And none of them had cats, they all had these huge dobermans. I hated the dobermans. They were not cuddly at all. I wanted a cat, but they said the dobies would eat it. Bad dobies, bad! BAD!
And oh yeah, for the OP (who has probably fled in terror by now), this is straight from the Hub Help Pages:
How do I close my account?
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(No joke, that really is on the page. You can look for yourself. Click help and scroll down to "How Do I Close My Account"......this IS a strange family)
ROFL. The funny thing is that over at Helium (where I'm also a member), you really can't leave. Once you've joined, your profile and all your articles stay there forever. You can't delete them. Welcome to the Hotel California...
Yep, Americans and Australians as well as Kiwis are taxed on worldwide income.
You get a credit for any tax you pay in your country of residence, but you don't get a refund if your country of residence charges more tax than the Mother Country, so the net affect is you pay the higher of the two countries' tax rate on everything.
I am pretty sure that the Australians don't pay on overseas income - I got away with it when I worked in a lower taxed regime but it was quite a few years ago. Its not an issue when you are working in another similar tax regime - the issue is when you are working somewhere with no tax such as Dubai and then the NZ tax depart wants 33% tax - for services they did not provide! Its a real deincentive to remember that you are a Kiwi then !
Well at least she gets an exclusion on the first $80k - I wish NZ would do something like that. And NZ considers you liable for tax unless you sever all connections - which is not defined but probably means selling all property/companies that you have there and relocating/knocking off any relatives who inconveniently live there - I don't think citizenship comes into it!
Australians are supposed to declare and pey tax on global earnings if they are resident in Australia for tax purposes, which is compulsory if you spend more than 120 days iin Australia during the tax year.
So if you actually go and live somewhere else on a more or less permanent basis, AND you don't earn income in Australia during that time (say, from renting out your Australian house), THEN you can opt out of being an Australian resident for tax purposes.
My problem is that Australia has the climate, lifestyle and people that I want, which means I can't bring myself to spend less than 120 days a year here.
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