After local "move tag", can't push with tags to remote

Source Tree offers an option to move a tag if I try to tag current commit using existing tag. I did that locally, but now when I try to push to bitbucket, I get the error that tag already exists. 

hint: Updates were rejected because the tag already exists in the remote.

Here's the complete log of the push attempt

git -c diff.mnemonicprefix=false -c core.quotepath=false -c credential.helper=sourcetree push -v --tags origin master:master 
Pushing to git@bitbucket.org:*****
To git@bitbucket.org:****
 = [up to date]      master -> master
 = [up to date]      v4.0 -> v4.0
 ! [rejected]        4.0.1 -> 4.0.1 (already exists)
updating local tracking ref 'refs/remotes/origin/master'
error: failed to push some refs to 'git@bitbucket.org:****'
hint: Updates were rejected because the tag already exists in the remote.
Completed with errors, see above

 

How to reconcile this problem?

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I experience the same problem still with v2.3.5.0

The workaround of Serguei Mokhov is possible but very tedious. There should really be an option to move tags on remotes as well.

As mentioned in another forum (https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/SRCTREE-3018), there is another workaround using the git command line to force push the tags:

git push origin --tags -f

If you're often moving tags around, I suggest creating a custom action for this:

Script to run: git

Parameters: push origin --tags -f

Since this only affects tags, there is not as much danger involved as in other forced commands.

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Anyone...?

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The only way I've found to move a remote tag is to delete it (from all remotes) and then recreate it again. SourceTree (as of 1.7.0.32509) on Windows is not capable of doing it. This documentation is incomplete, which simply covers a local case where it does work, but does not work for the remote updates with "Tag already exists".

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