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Con Paoliello
Managing Partner - Perth

Office : Perth
Service : Tax services

Con is a Director of Tax and Managing Partner of Perth. Con has over 25 years' experience at both a national and international level in providing taxation advice and specialist tax consulting services. Con has gained experience in a diverse range of industries, focusing particularly on:

  • mining and resources
  • property and construction
  • technology
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Con specialises in advising public companies (listed and unlisted), large private enterprises and high net wealth individuals. Con has also acquired significant experience in other professional disciplines (business recovery, management consulting and project management). 

Con has been with RSM since 2003. Prior to joining RSM, Con held a role in executive management at public listed company Homeloans and was an account director at Deloitte. 

Con Paoliello is a Partner of RSM Australia Partners and a Director of RSM Australia Pty Ltd.

Solutions Con provides

Con is responsible for the taxation advice of many of RSM’s major clients. He has expertise in providing tax compliance and consulting services to private and public sector organisations in the following areas:

  • income tax
  • goods and services tax
  • fringe benefits tax
  • capital gains tax and rollovers
  • tax consolidation
  • thin capitalisation
  • international structuring
  • corporate restructures
  • research and development 

Significant projects

Major projects and advice Con has been responsible for include:

  • market takeover of precious gems producer for $300m by UK listed company
  • disposal of joint venture interests in a producing nickel mine
  • outbound international structuring advice with respect to investments into Democratic Republic of Congo, Uruguay, Malaysia, Mongolia, USA, UK, Chile and China
  • restructure of a taxi co-operative to an unlisted public company, reconstruction of share capital, issue of options to directors and management, return of capital to shareholders and takeover of organisation by Singapore listed company

Professional associations

  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Chartered tax adviser, The Tax Institute, Australia


  • Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting and Economics (Murdoch University)
  • Registered tax agent
  • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors
News articles

RSM in Perth has a new address

26 September 2017
New premises offering world-class technology better equip RSM in Perth to serve divergent, digitally-savvy clients, whose needs increasingly straddle multiple service lines. To better cater for diverse client demands and create a truly collaborative workplace, the Perth office of leading accounting firm RSM, have relocated from their longst...

RSM Australia's Perth office moves to prime CBD location

15 November 2016
By capitalising on the worst CBD vacancy rates in the country, RSM Australia has secured a highly coveted branding opportunity on new Perth office premises offering space to grow. The company’s 220-plus local staff will relocate from St Georges Terrace which has been home for virtually three decades, into more spacious and prestigious office s...

Leaders and their Legends | Con Paoliello

4 November 2018
On the first anniversary of RSM’s Perth office move to our new digs at Exchange Tower, triplets John, Matt and Leo Paoliello took time off their busy schedules to sit down for a chat with their Dad, Perth’s Managing Partner Con Paoliello. ...

Technological disruption with Domenico Giuliano - Magellan Asset Management

8 January 2018
RSM in Perth's Office Managing Partner Con Paoliello caught up with Domenico Giuliano from Magellan Asset Management to discuss technological disruption. This three-part series discussion looks at how technology disruption can impact major brands both inside and outside of Australia and takes a closer look at Blockchain technology and Bit...

Mooted US infrastructure spree won’t trump Australia’s sustained Asia-led growth story

24 November 2016
While it’s impossible to determine how much of US president-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promises will become policy, talk of a possible $1 trillion in infrastructure spending bodes well for commodities, especially in Australia. But don’t forget that the transition of China – now the world’s largest economy - from an investment to a cons...

Economic Update with Savanth Sebastian - CommBank

19 May 2016
RSM's National Head of Tax, Con Paoliello discusses a number of key economic issues facing Australians with Savanth Sebastian, Economist at CommBank. ...

Budget 2016 - Insights and analysis

3 May 2016
Download Budget 2016 Full Report Unwrapping the Forrest Gump Budget A mixed box of handmade bonbons, soft centres and empty chocolate wrappers This evening, Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison released a suite of measures designed to drive economic and job growth, target tax avoidance by large multinationals and increase access to superannuat...

Multinational Anti-Avoidance Measures

28 January 2016
On 11 December 2015, the Tax Laws Amendment (Combating Multinational Tax Avoidance) Bill 2015 received royal assent.  The Bill which takes effect from 1 July 2016 introduces tax laws which apply to very large multinational corporations (“MNC”) and includes changes to multinational anti-avoidance measures, upgraded penalty provisions an...

National Innovation and Science Agenda

12 September 2015
A detailed analysis of what you need to know about Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's highly anticipated $1.1 bn innovation strategy The Federal Government has released its much anticipated Innovation Agenda but what does this mean for business and individuals.  The framework of the government’s innovation policy focuses on fo...

2015-16 budget for SMEs

12 May 2015
Immediate Deductibility for professional start-up expenses Starting from the 2015/16 Financial Year (1 July 2015), the government will allow small businesses (a business with aggregated turnover of less than $2m) to immediately deduct a range of professional expenses associated with starting a new business including professional, legal and accou...

2015-16 budget for GST

12 May 2015
GST and digital service providers A GST integrity measure announced in tonight’s budget seeks to ensure that there is a level playing field for the suppliers of digital products and services in Australia in relation to the GST. The new Australian digital services GST was outlined in the May 12 budget with introduction from 1 July 2017....

2015-16 budget for individuals

12 May 2015
Personal tax rates There will be no change to personal tax rates however the Treasurer has confirmed that the Temporary Budget Repair Levy of 2% which was introduced from the 2015 year will not be extended beyond its initial 2 years.  The levy will cease at the end of the 2016-17 financial year. Work related car expenses – changes to t...

2015-16 budget for corporations

12 May 2015
Targeted Anti-avoidance for Multinationals Part IVA and permanent establishments Part IVA is to be amended to introduce what the government calls a ‘tax integrity multinational anti-avoidance law’ to deal with the activities of, initially, 30 identified multinational companies who the government believes are artificially avoiding having a...