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Hi - I am moving to Australia December 17th 2017. I will have earned a bonus during the period January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 (most of this time i was a non-australian-resident for tax purposes). Unfortunately, although the bonus was earned while i was a non-australian-resident, the bonus is usually paid in April or May of the following year, so that will be April 2018 (when i will be a resident of Australia). As far as Australian taxes go, am i only responsible for paying tax to Australia on the bonus for the period of December 17-31, 2017 ?

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Australian residents are taxed on their worldwide income. As a resident you will be taxed on the full amount of the bonus as if you lived there the entire year. SEE BELOW:

If you migrate to Australia and intend to reside here permanently, you are an Australian resident for tax purposes. This means:

  • You must declare income you have earned from anywhere in the world in your tax return.

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https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/International-tax-for-individuals/Coming-to-Australia/Moving-to-Australia-permanently/#HowtaxworksinAustralia

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