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Question Kim becoming an Aussie? news topic Dec

BRUSSEL 03/12 (BELGA/AG) = Australië heeft Kim Clijsters een fiscaal gunstige regeling voorgesteld op voorwaarde dat ze de Australische nationaliteit aanneemt. Dat schrijven Het Nieuwsblad en Het Volk dinsdag.

De familie Clijsters neemt het aanbod in overweging, maar heeft nog niets beslist. Een van de redenen is mogelijk dat de Belgische tennisster alsmaar meer last heeft van opdringerige fans. Vader Lei Clijsters denkt erover een bodyguard in te schakelen. "Een verhuis is nog niet meteen aan de orde", zegt hij. "Ze speelt dit jaar nog de Fed Cup voor België. Maar we moeten zeker praten over deze aanbieding. Veel tennissers wonen om fiscale redenen in Monaco, Kim betaalt haar belastingen gewoon in België", zegt vader Clijsters in Het Nieuwsblad. (IVA)



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it all comes down to this........
Australia has made kim a financially very interesting offer ,i believe she wouldn't have to pay taxes on one condition of course
she'd have to become an australian citizen
the clijsters family is considering the offer,lei sais,one of the reasons would be because apparently kim has a lot of pushy fans and the're also thinking of hiring a body-guard.
She's definetly not moving just yet ,says lei,she's still playing fed cup for belgium this year( )but we'll definelty have to think about the offer,a lot of tennis players live in monaco to avoid taxes,kim still pays them in belgium......


can anyone tell me about the tax system in australia
i didn't think australia was tax-free,like monaco
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not tax-free..just way better then the belgian system *sigh*

Don't you dare becoming an aussie Kim!!!!!!!!!
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Australia definetly isnt tax free!! People still pay taxes but as i am only 15 i dont know much about the system i think it goe ssomething like they pay a % of what they earn depedning on how much a person earns and then at the end of the financial year they get a return back, But i relaly wouldnt know. Maybe one of the other Aussie's who know abit more about it could explain it better.

It would be great For australian Tennis if kim did become an Aussie citizen but it would be terrible for Belgium Tennis. Thee has been speculation about kim becoming an aussie earlier this year soo i dont know how much thruth is behind it this time. Althogh i can definetly say i wouldnt be sad if kim became an Aussie!!

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It's bullsh*t!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Come on Kim!!!
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well,this time the article is in knack,one of the,if not the best magazine in belgium so i wouldn't dare to say it's bullshit this time...
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Thankz Eva. Maybe kimmie is serioulsy thinking about movie too Australia Thats goof for the aussie but it would be a horrible loss for Belgium!!!

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Kim's father said that as for now Kim isn't moving to there .. but if she changes nationality one day (when she is still playing tennis) i'll be very dissapointed

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First of all, I think it's best to calm down a bit. I rather think this isn't a "drama" coming up at all.

Why?

Well, there are two different issues here.

One is the Fed Cup. Playing the fed cup for Australia isn't a question, Lei never said the Australians have asked her, and Kim has said several times, when she was asked about it, she'd play for Belgium. And even if she would switch, she CAN'T the first years to come. So don't panic, Belgian Kim fans. (and sorry, Australian fed cup team... )

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It's her own choice but i think that she will lose a lot of fans! The Belgians who have supported her will be very disappointed.
And it's here that everything started, here in belgium. And come'on, ok she has to pay taxes here, but everyone has to! and she earns very very much money, al whole lot more then a regular citizen of Belgium I think it's a very selfish idea !!!
So if it's only for the taxes, it's very stupid and materialistic!! Maybe it's for Leyton, ok they love eachother, it's very normal that they wanna be with eachother, that they wanna live together! But if she does it because of Leyton, it's a proof that we still live in a men's world !!!!!!

Ok that's my opinion about the whole thing !! I really don't know if I will like her as much as I do now, if she changes nationality! I really don't know !
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Then the second issue, what said lei? That the Australian taxes have contacted them. They'd like to talk to them, as they'd give Kim a very friendly taxes situation, IF she'd take the Australian citizenship. She isn't planning to move yet, (according to Lei) but they will discuss the Australian offer. He added that many tennisplayers live in Monaco for tax reasons, while Kim pays her taxes in Belgium.

So far what he said.

Well, first of all let's assume that Kim would take Australian citizenship... that would be kinda foolish because due to the current Belgian law she'd loose her Belgian citizenship (and European citizenship then). Not so practical if you're an active top player (more travel document stuff to deal with, now it's easy if she plays in Europe) and what if things ever would come troublesome for her and Lleyton (I mean as a couple)? She'd need to reapply Belgian citizenship again, then. Not so wise, to switch nationalities imo. Even more, Kim has said many times (not her dad) that she wouldn't leave Belgium totally. She intented to stay in Belgium a certain amount of time a year.

What IS far more easy, and far more likely imo, not because of wishfull thinking, but simply practicality, is a marriage. That way she can get dual citizenship: get the best of both nationalities.

That applies also to him. He could easily get the benefits of European citizenship too by applying for a dual nationality due to a marriage, and if my info is correct, that wouldn't clash with current Australian laws.

Therefore I'd rather say that a marriage might be coming up than anything else for that matter.

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Yes KaseyL you're right, but it's very weird newsn don't you think?
Oh yes I wanna mention another thing : Sometimes i'm asking myself if Kim can't talk for herself, it's always her father who speaks with the press!! can't she give her own opinion???
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Yes KaseyL you're right, but it's very weird newsn don't you think?
Oh yes I wanna mention another thing : Sometimes i'm asking myself if Kim can't talk for herself, it's always her father who speaks with the press!! can't she give her own opinion???
She has done so several times, especially after that Aussie interview with the Australian newspaper, where she was quoted things she didn't say.

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what are they waiting for then??
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