Tax advice

Contacts: Will Marryat, Ben Wilson

Two of our partners have a strong focus and experience in all aspects of tax, including:

  • income tax;
  • goods and services tax (GST);
  • state taxes;
  • employment taxes and superannuation.

We provide clear, commercial and pragmatic advice on income tax issues, including capital gains tax, small business concessions, consolidations, deemed dividends, tax losses, employee share schemes and international tax issues.

We advise on all types of GST issues, including the sale of properties and businesses, GST grouping and on the various GST exemptions and concessions. 

Our experience extends to all aspects of state taxes. These include stamp duty issues in relation to the sale of properties, business sale agreements and the sale of shares and units (including landholder and land rich rules).  We advise on land tax issues (including grouping and aggregation).  We also advise on the various exemptions and concessions available. 

We advise on fringe benefits tax, payroll tax (including grouping provisions and multijurisdictional issues), superannuation guarantee obligations and issues arising out of the distinction between employer and contractor.

We provide extensive corporate tax advice, and have for some years acted for a major public company in significant and complex disputes against the ATO in relation to their corporate structure and arrangements.