Case Studies - General

Study 1 - The Consultant:

Marcus, an SAP consultant from Denmark, was offered a lucrative 12 month assignment in Sydney working for a MNC. But neither the recruitment agency based in Sydney, nor the MNC's local office were willing to organise a work visa for him and his family. Luckily after he contacted and we passed his case on to our local partner in Australia, a full 457 visa / work permit was soon in place that would cover him for his 12 month contract and give him the opportunity to work for other end clients after that assignment had finished. Even better, due to our local partners understanding of dual taxation laws and the special regulations for expatriate workers, he was earning more money than he expected.

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Study 2 - Consultant Requiring Tax Reduction Solution.

Jeremy, an engineer from Sydney who was working on mining infrastructure in W.A. found that with his earnings surpassing the A$180 000 per annum mark he was unable to legally maintain the retention on his earnings through his personal limited company. Jeremy contacted and explained his situation, we then provided him with a variety of structures for him to choose from, then passed him on to our local partner that had the structure that suited him. Expat Sydney

Study 3 - The Recruiter:

Hong Kong based recruitment consultant GI had located the perfect candidate for her client, the Sydney office of a UK investment bank. However the candidate was a Hong Kong citizen working in Shanghai. But her clients only solution for a work permit was to hire and payroll the candidate directly. This would have exposed the candidate to the highest rate of tax through paye system and would get a net return of less than 60%. This meant the candidate was refusing the position. If only there was another solution! A colleague referred her to and our local partner was able to step into the breach. By offering a conduit between agency, end client and contractor all parties needs were met and the project was able to proceed without incident.

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Study 4 - The Employer:

LJ, the sales representative for a fledgling South African management consultancy had won a project to assist a Canberra based government department through a greenfield implementation. She needed to urgently bring 7 of the staff from S.A. over to support the project. Given Australia's strict immigration and business practice laws it was essential that all correct procedures were followed. But her recently established office had not yet engaged proper legal, accounting and human resources functions which made it difficult to ensure that everything was fully compliant with local regulations.

Our local partner was able to assist her by taking on the staff as a 3rd party employer, providing all specialist tax and immigration advice. Not only did it solve her problem, it was easy to migrate the staff back to her company when they had their internal functions in place. Please note these studies are used for information purposes only and any resemblance to persons real or imagined is purely incidental.