The tax regime in Australia is constantly changing and revenue authorities are adopting ever stronger enforcement processes.
We remain at the forefront of emerging developments in tax law, policy and operation and our advisory team of tax professionals provide workable solutions to help you manage risk and obtain tax certainty.
We'll help you to get it right, with creative solutions to business and tax planning issues that will protect your assets, provide you with flexibility and minimise your tax liability wherever possible.
We provide tax structuring solutions across the full spectrum of taxes and the full lifecycle of a business:
Regardless of the size or circumstances of your business, we can help you meet your tax compliance obligations and minimize the administrative impact of indirect taxes.
Whether you have a one-off question about the direct or indirect taxes that apply to your business or need ongoing support, our specialist tax advisers can provide a solution that focuses on the long-term growth of your business that helps achieve your commercial objectives.
Our tax controversy team is uniquely placed to help you resolve your most difficult and sensitive tax disputes – we offer you the highest credentials in dispute resolution practice, technical tax expertise and formidable insight of ATO policies, procedures and priorities.
We provide solutions across the full lifecycle of dealing with tax disputes.
Our clients value our:
Australian Taxation Office - successfully resisting the appeal by Chevron in the Full Court of the Federal Court in Chevon Australia Holdings Pty Ltd (CAHPL) v Commissioner of Taxation. The matter includes AUD340 million in interest deductions on an AUD3.7 billion financing
Australian Unity - $1.1 billion Herston Quarter Urban Renewal Project in Brisbane
AMP Services - development of the $2 billion+ Quay Quarter Tower development
Westpac - financing and leasing of mining equipment worth A$112million to Maules Creek Coal
Australian Government – cutting edge tax litigation arising from the focus on international arrangements eg the Resource Capital Funds IV and V cases and on testing the rules for residency of high wealth individuals
Hitachi Construction Machinery Company Limited - in relation to the stamp duty consequences of its successful A$976.1 million takeover bid for Bradken
Viva Energy - acquisition of Shell Aviation Australia Pty Ltd form The Shell Petroleum Company Limited
ATO - conducting 4 major audits against multi-national organisations including a global oil major (in addition to the Chevron case) and a well-known US technology company