RSM Australia


Today’s mining and exploration companies across Australia and the world are presented with countless complex challenges. Mining
From scrutiny on operational performance and profitability to competition for new mineral properties to environmental regulations and concerns, these considerations have added new layers of complexity to business decisions.

Our trusted advisors to the mining industry have strong, specialised and local knowledge to help our clients understand the constantly changing market. To be attuned with the mining industry’s needs, our advisors actively participate in discussions with the industry and also develop thought leadership to keep the sector informed on technical issues that could affect them. 

Our team are leaders and trusted specialists in the provision of business and corporate advisory services to mining companies in Australia, including those with international interests.

By listening to our clients, understanding their business goals and objectives, being responsive to their requirements and providing the right advice, we have established relationships with the industry and continue to work on understanding the market place to better serve our clients.

Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive - Get in quick!

The Exploration Development Incentive (EDI) was replaced by the Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive (JMEI) for the 2018 to 2021 years. JMEI applications for the 2019 year must be electronically submitted between 1 June and 30 June 2018.

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”). 

Resources Slowdown – coming to a business near you

We are reminded daily of the effects of declining investment in mining construction and the collapse in commodity prices on the Australian economy.

Tips to improve your cash flow

The start of the new year provides small businesses with the perfect opportunity to improve their credit management and cash flow conversion cycle. Here are some tips for improving your credit management and cash flow in 2016:

Small businesses instant asset write-off

Instant write-off for small businesses Small businesses will be able to claim an immediate tax deduction for each asset that costs less than $20,000 (net of GST credits), to the extent the asset is used for tax-deductible purposes. 

WA state tax exemption for charitable bodies or organisations

How will the changes affect your organisation?

Is your business ready for sale?

There are many reasons you might sell your business, including to capitalise on your investment and start a new business or another venture. Whatever the reason, the decision to sell your business does not come easily, and as the business owner, you want to make sure that you get the most out of the sale.

How to minimise the risk of aquisitions

Merger and acquisition activity is soaring in some sectors such as healthcare, while it is taking a backseat in other sectors such as mining services. In this climate, businesses must take a step back and evaluate the benefits and risks of making acquisitions in their sector.

Exploration development incentive - should mineral explorers opt in or out?

The Exploration Development Incentive (EDI) was enacted with the passing of the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 7) Act 2014 in March 2015. Mineral explorers will need to determine whether the exploration expenditure they have incurred since 1 July 2014 will qualify for the EDI.