Well James has been offered a job as a Store Manager with Woolworths in SA. Not exactly what he wants to be doing, and a massive step backwards career wise - but think we should be grateful for a job in the present climate - so are hanging on to it!
I have just read an article in June 2008 (yes I'm catching up a bit) about Salary Packaging.
It says ' If you're lucky enough to have a job offer prior to departure, you will be interested to learn that it may be possible to salary package your move so that the ATO (Aus Tax Office) effectively pays for airfares, estate agents fees, removals, stamp duty on Oz property and education costs of children etc.'
Does anyone have any experience of doing this? From my understanding it means the employer won't pay anymore, they claim the tax back on it as expenses, but your salary reduces for that tax year - but you go over with more English pounds ?
Any help is very much appreciated - thanks in advance!