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Steve Douglas

SMATS Group are international leaders in providing Australian taxation, finance and property investment services to Australian expatriates, foreign investors and intended migrants.

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Join Steve Douglas as he discusses: Global financial markets, issues & influence on our daily lives; Australian property markets, driving factors and has it peaked? International markets review & forecast; Australian Dollar review & prediction; Interest rates and how long will low rates remain? Australian property market prospects for 2021/2022. --------------------------------------------------- Find Us: https://www.smats.net/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SMATSGroup/ SMATS LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/smats-group/ ATS LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/australasian-taxation-services/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SMATS_Group

Oct 29

1 hr 22 min

Join Steve Douglas, Executive Chair and Julie Kelley, Sales & Marketing Manager as they answer your burning questions during the 'Australian Residency and Tax Changes & Implications To Expats' webinar. You can also book a FREE 20 minute tax consult by emailing smats@smats.net For more information check out our page: https://www.smats.net/residency-tax-changes

Jul 19

22 min 58 sec

Hidden away in the back of the Australian Budget and unmentioned in the Treasurers speech, was a simple statement confirming that: “The Government will replace the individual tax residency rules with a new framework that is easy to understand, provides certainty and reduces compliance costs for globally mobile individuals and their employers.” The Budget has flagged that these changes will likely come into effect from the 1st July 2022. Join us as we clarify: Proposed changes to the Australian Residency Rules Negative impacts of the "Bright Line Rule & Factor Test" What the new Superannuation changes will mean for expats Lobbying against unreasonable Residency Rule changes

Jul 2

44 min 26 sec

We trust this seminar gives you a clearer understanding of the Australian Budget Announcements including: • How Covid19 has impacted the Australian Government’s federal finances • Measures the Government intends to undertake to reinvigorate the Australian economy • Latest taxation changes and how they may impact you and the Australian property market Book a free tax consult at www.smats.net 

May 24

57 min 23 sec

Australian property prices look to be on a rocketing path, with first home buyers, low-interest rates and FOMO (fear of missing out) fueling the demand for the start of 2021. However, with stimulus packages coming to an end, and international borders remaining closed, can this extraordinary demand for property continue? And, what impact will this have on expats trying to establish themselves in the Australian property market? Join SMATS Group, in conjunction industry expert, Craig Holding and Australian Business Council of Abu Dhabi, for this podcast that will provide important context around the climate and strength of Australia's property market fundamentals. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Find Us: https://www.smats.net/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SMATSGroup/ SMATS LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/smats-group/ ATS LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/australasian-taxation-services/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SMATS_Group Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation. Australasian Taxation Services Pty Ltd (ATS) - ABN 60 068 961 400 | Registered Australian Tax Agent 62364000. COPYRIGHT: Except as permitted by the copyright law applicable to you, you may not reproduce or communicate any of the content on this video, without the permission of the owner. DISCLAIMER: The information in this video does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs. We recommend that you obtain financial, legal and taxation advice before making any decision.

May 3

53 min 42 sec

For anyone considering Australia as a future place of residence planning your taxation affairs is a critical element of the migration process.  The Australian taxation system is extremely complex and taxes residents worldwide income.  Thankfully, legal and sensible tax planning strategies prior to emigration can significantly reduce the impact of taxation.

Mar 17

37 min 17 sec

This webinar covers: • New Global Talent and Business Innovation and Investment Program • New Incentives for export-oriented Hong Kong based business • Economic incentives and permanent visa pathways for critical staff • Understanding the Australian taxation system for businesses • Essential Tax planning considerations for business relocation

Mar 2

36 min 6 sec

Since the emergence of COVID-19, Australia has become a premier global destination for our enviable lifestyle, stable political system, world class health care and affordable real estate. Join Steve Douglas as he discusses the opportunities for foreign investors buying property in Australia.

Feb 22

45 min 47 sec

2020 has proven to be full of uncertainty due to the global pandemic, plummeting economic markets, closed boarders and increased political tensions. Many expatriates have been caught in the crosshairs and face uncertain futures. This seminar is essential for anyone faced with the prospect of returning to live in Australia. • What may be taxable upon return to Australia • What action needs to be taken prior to return • How to legally minimise Australian taxation • The merits of trusts, companies and superannuation --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Find Us: https://www.smats.net/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SMATSGroup/   SMATS LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/smats-group/   ATS LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/australasian-taxation-services/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/SMATS_Group   Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation. Australasian Taxation Services Pty Ltd (ATS) - ABN 60 068 961 400 | Registered Australian Tax Agent 62364000.    COPYRIGHT: Except as permitted by the copyright law applicable to you, you may not reproduce or communicate any of the content on this video, without the permission of the owner.    DISCLAIMER: The information in this video does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs. We recommend that you obtain financial, legal and taxation advice before making any decision.

Jan 22

1 hr 7 min

Join Steve Douglas as he examines the federal budget and what it means for the Australian economy moving forward. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg presented his Budget to Parliament on Tuesday the 6th October 2020. In submitting this budget, we gain a full insight into the real financial impact that Covid-19 has had on the Australian economy and Government finances, not just this year but for many years to come.

Jan 21

52 min 16 sec

Your Repatriation Tax Questions Answered. Join Steve Douglas, Executive Chair and Julie Kelley, Global Sales & Marketing Manager as they answer your Australian repatriation tax questions. Book your 20 minute tax consult today or send us your questions via email to smats@smats.net ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Find Us: https://www.smats.net/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SMATSGroup/   SMATS LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/smats-group/   ATS LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/australasian-taxation-services/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/SMATS_Group   Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation. Australasian Taxation Services Pty Ltd (ATS) - ABN 60 068 961 400 | Registered Australian Tax Agent 62364000.    COPYRIGHT: Except as permitted by the copyright law applicable to you, you may not reproduce or communicate any of the content on this video, without the permission of the owner.    DISCLAIMER: The information in this video does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs. We recommend that you obtain financial, legal and taxation advice before making any decision.

Jan 20

20 min 45 sec