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    hi all, can anyone tell me the tax agreement concerning state pensions in oz.thanks maff:goofy:

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    Hi maff

     

    Your new question has prompted me to look in to this on behalf of my mother as welll!

     

    I've only glanced at the stuff so far, so I'll give you the links I've found and then lets you and I put our heads together and see what we can discover, I suggest.

     

    What I have established so far is:

     

    State Pensions are treated as Social Security payments both in the UK and in Oz. In the UK they are administered by the Dept of Work & Pensions. In Oz they are administered by Centrelink

     

    So we are looking for international social security agreements between the UK and Oz rather than for tax agreements.

     

    Guess what? Australia has international social security agreements with 19 other countries but the UK is not one of them - God alone knows why not, but please see here:

     

    http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/filestores/int002_0801/$file/int002_0801en.pdf

     

    In Oz, the state pension is known as the Age Pension:

     

    http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/payments/age_pension.htm

     

    Newly arrived Permanent Residents in Oz (including arrivals in all of the Parent visa categories) have to have lived in Oz for 10 years as PRs before they become eligible for the Australian Age Pension unless their country of origin has one of the social security agreeements with Oz, which the UK does not:

     

    http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/payments/age_pension.htm

     

    The UK end of things is governed by the stuff which is accessible via the link below, but so far I have not looked at any of the UK documents yet and am too tired to do so tonight.

     

    I'll have a look somtime in the next few days though I'm going to be pretty busy with other things all this week.

     

    http://www.dwp.gov.uk/lifeevent/penret/pr_visit_or_living_abroad.asp

     

    If you get a chance to look at the stuff before I do, please could you post a reply on this thread to let me know what you have found out? I'll do the same too.

     

    Nite

     

    Gill

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    Hi Maff

     

    Thanks very much indeed for the link because I looked at the DWP site earlier and it is effing hopeless.

     

    I will check out the new one that you have found.

     

    Well done and many thanks

     

    Gill

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