RSM Australia

Mining Business Advisory Industry Services

RSM offers agribusiness experts across australia

Today’s mining and exploration companies across Australia and the world are presented with countless complex challenges.

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. 

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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.

RSM can assist with:

  • Advising on complex issues including research and development incentives and operation in foreign jurisdictions
  • Finding risk capital to invest into a high cost environment for new projects, particularly as the exchange rate starts to move around.
  • Complex regulatory and policy changes (e.g. tax reforms, carbon pricing)
  • Using cost drivers to better align cost to output and safeguard against the changing price of commodities.
  • Ensuring a smooth transition when preparing and planning for operations.

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The devil in the detail – have you ‘used’ that mining, quarrying or prospecting right?

4 March 2019
While Australia’s tax system rightly supports resource exploration by allowing deductions for depreciating assets first used in exploration, concerns that the deduction was being misused prompted an integrity approach to support genuine exploration.

Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive - Get in quick!

15 May 2018
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

15 March 2017
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

24 May 2016
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

17 February 2016
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

29 May 2015
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

10 April 2015
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Is your business ready for sale?

1 April 2015
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

30 March 2015
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?

16 March 2015
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.

Fringe benefits tax – tax tips for year end

16 March 2015
With 31 March just around the corner, many businesses are focusing on ways to reduce their fringe benefits tax (FBT) liability. We have therefore provided the following strategies that may help in reducing FBT.

'Stopping multinational tax avoidance': ALP policy launch

16 March 2015
The Australian Labor Party (ALP) has outlined proposed measures to combat multinational tax avoidance in a 2 March 2015 policy launch.  The proposed measures expect to raise $1.9bn over three years, and comprise:

Practical applications of BEPS Action 13: transfer pricing documentation and country-by-country (CbC) reporting

6 March 2015
The organisation for cconomic co-operation and development launched the base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project in September 2013 to develop an action plan to standardize and modernize global tax policy.  This is the second in a series of webcasts offering insight and analysis into how the BEPS initiative might be implemented and the effects of that impleme

Payroll tax update for WA

5 March 2015
Payroll tax threshold The Western Australian payroll tax threshold went from $750,000 to $800,000 on 1 July 2014. Plans to raise it to $850,000 have been delayed to 1 July 2016 (at this stage!).

OECD to hold public consultation on several transfer pricing related BEPS action points

5 March 2015
On March 19 and 20 the OECD will hold its public consultation on action points 8, 9 and 10 of the base erosion and profit splitting (BEPS) project. Topics on the agenda include:

Case study: Pindari

1 January 2015
The vital and booming resources sector in Western Australia generates more than $100bn a year in revenue and inspires tens of billions of dollars in new resource investments. Pindari is one company that has swiftly grown from strength to strength through the boom.