RSM Australia

Tax

Often tax strategies that look good by themselves can be less sensible, even problematic in the context of your whole business.

That's why RSM takes a balanced and integrated approach.
We focus on your total business picture, not just your next return. Our tax consultants help you define the right overall tax position, designed to save you money in complex tax environments, while at the same time meeting your larger business goals. Since we take a broad overview of a client's business, we can see opportunities that other tax specialists might miss.

At RSM we believe tax planning is a year-round concern. Yes, we're sticklers about deadlines and compliance, but our larger goal is tax management. Tax issues don't begin and end with tax returns, so we keep a constant eye on your company's overall obligations. We alert you to any changes that may affect you and help you to respond in a timely way.
Our proactive approach to taxes sets us apart. In addition to providing ongoing advice we offer a number of specific tax services.

Software Based R&D Claims – Uncertainties From ‘Agile Development’

Recent examples of ‘agile development’ from the R&D Tax Incentive administrator have brought uncertainty to the start-up sector. Taxpayers must be more vigilant than ever in how Software R&D claims are prepared. What Is the R&D Tax Incentive?

Australia broadens the tax ‘resident’ test for foreign incorporated companies

ATO gets a powerful new weapon, as Australia broadens the tax ‘resident’ test for foreign incorporated companies. ATO issues draft ruling on central management and control (CM&C) of foreign incorporated companies.

Bywater Case Study

Bywater - the case in short 

Payroll Tax - How you can avoid the common errors

The cash flow impact of not complying with payroll tax reporting Understanding the complex rules surrounding payroll tax can sometimes be difficult to manage. Not planning for your payroll taxes can cause serious consequences for the cash flow of a business  

Deductions for Mining & Petroleum Exploration Expenditure

The Australian Taxation Office (“ATO”) have recently issued Taxation Ruling TR 2017/1 to provide guidance on the application of both section 8-1 and section 40-730 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (“ITAA1997”). 

Are you missing out on tax incentives?

If you’re the owner of a company that, unbeknown to you, conducts research and development (R&D) which could qualify for tax incentives – to the tune of 45 cents for every dollar spent – now’s the time to explore how much tax money you might be leaving on the table.

ATO alert sparks concern for software development R&D Tax Incentives (TA2017/5)

The recent alert issued by the ATO (TA2017/5), has raised some fears and concerns among innovators in established technology firms  as well as the start-up community.  

Making sense of eligible Research and Development tax incentives

Does your company conducts Research & Development (R&D)? Did you know: you may qualify for tax incentives (45 cents per $1 spent!) View our tax concession examples.  

Backpackers Tax explained - employers take note!

A collective sigh of relief could be heard across the country on 5 December 2016 when the Federal Government finally passed the Working Holiday Maker Reform Bill 2016. 

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