Expatriate Tax and Relocation Advisory


At Walker Wayland Advantage, our Expatriate Tax and Relocation Advisory Team are experts in domestic and international tax law.  We provide comprehensive tax and superannuation advice to both inbound and outbound expatriate employees and multinational employers.


Expatriate Executives and Employees

Whether you are an expatriate relocating to or from Australia, our specialists can advise and assist you on all tax and superannuation
requirements. In addition, we can ensure you maximise all available relocation benefits through effective remuneration structuring.


There are many tax implications for expatriates of relocating internationally. It is important to plan ahead to ensure you do not trigger unnecessary liabilities and take advantage of opportunities.


Advisory Services

  • Pre-Arrival consultation

  • Residency determination

  • Income tax liabilities both in Australia and offshore

  • Country exit taxes

  • Fringe Benefits Tax and salary packaging opportunities

  • Relocation benefits

  • Capital Gains Tax implications

  • Movement of superannuation balances

  • Double Tax Treaty implications

  • Planning and tax minimisation

  • Departure consultation

Compliance Services

  • Preparation of personal expatriate income tax returns

  • Preparation of income tax returns for any associated entities

Multinational Employers

We work with many multinational employers who have inbound and outbound expatriate employees to ensure the arrangements are structured effectively, costs are minimised and all regulatory requirements are met.

Advisory Services

  • Remuneration Structuring

  • Fringe Benefits Tax implications

  • International Tax implications

  • Application of Double Tax Treaties

  • Employer Obligations

  • Income tax liabilities both in Australia and offshore

  • Planning and tax minimisation


Domestic Relocations

There are a number of exemptions and concessions in the Fringe Benefits Tax legislation for certain relocation benefits provided by an employer to employee when required to relocate or live away from home for work purposes. When structured correctly, this can provide significant value to the employee at no additional cost to the employer.

We work with both employees and employers to determine which benefits are available and how to best structure the employee’s salary package.