AFAD - Any way to get round this?

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by Matthew Lama, 30th Mar, 2020.

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  1. Matthew Lama

    Matthew Lama Member

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    Hi folks,

    Hope you are all healthy and safe in these strange times.

    I'm wondering if anyone can help...

    I'm on a 489 visa and hoping to become a PR in time, based in SA. I notice I'll get stung by AFAD if I buy before I get PR status.

    Does anyone know if there is a way to get around this? - I was thinking about setting up an SPV potentially, not sure if the same would apply in that situation.

    Appreciate any thoughts.

    Matt
     
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  2. JDM

    JDM Well-Known Member

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    Not sure on the duty position in SA but potentially an option agreement to delay the acquisition date?
     
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  3. Paul@PFI

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    I would be seeking legal advice. The option could be dutiable for the surcharge. Also check the FIRB and seek legal advice since a defective acquiistion is not always made good later. You could acquire a obligation to sell if you depart.
     
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