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Data Matching By Tax & Visa Authorities Brings Increased Risks For Employers

2019-04-05T02:57:10+00:00June 3rd, 2016|

In 2015 the Australian Government announced that The Department of Immigration would be sharing information with the Australian Taxation Office. Among the risks Kumar Krishnasamy, Tax Partner at BDO Melbourne, draws to the attention of employers is in connection with visitor / short-term visa categories where an employee subsequently receives a longer term visa (such [...]

457 Visa Processing Times : From 10, to 20, to 40+ working days!

2019-04-05T02:57:10+00:00April 15th, 2016|

Organisations seeking to bring employees to Australian under the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) program, the most common visa category of business visa, are experiencing increasing delays.   Organisational changes at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection: It may be helpful to describe some changes to the operating practices of the Department of [...]

Visa Processing Times

2019-04-05T02:57:10+00:00February 1st, 2016|

Visa Processing Times One common surprise for employers and employees is the increase in the time the Department of Immigration and Border Protection is taking to assess and approve 457 visa applications. Currently it is taking 2 -3 months, meaning that good forward planning is required in order to ensure recruits from overseas can take [...]