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Jarrad Turnbull
Partner - Ballarat

Office : Ballarat
Sector : Agribusiness

Jarrad is a Director of the Business Advisory division in Ballarat. After commencing with the firm as a graduate in 2008, Jarrad has risen to the role of Partner in the Ballarat office. Jarrad’s experience, knowledge and problem solving skills have seen him work closely with a diverse range of clients in the primary production and small business sectors. Jarrad prides himself on delivering welcome, but unexpected, outcomes for his clients and providing solutions that reduce the stress of running a farm or small business.

Jarrad Turnbull is a Partner of RSM Australia Partners and a Director of RSM Australia Pty Ltd.

Significant projects

Jarrad is always up to date with the latest tax legislation and is a regular contributor to the Ballarat Courier newspaper. He has also written numerous articles on taxation and self-managed superannuation in various publications.

Professional associations

Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand


  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) - University of Ballarat
  • Intuit Quickbooks Certified ProAdvisor
  • MYOB Certified advisor
  • Xero Certified advisor

Seven tax planning tips to help your small business with a 2017 tax plan

7 June 2017
With the end of yet another financial year fast approaching, now is the final chance for small businesses to get their 2017 tax planning in order.

Cloud Accounting can help save bookkeeping time!

10 April 2017
For the many business owners who spend too much time doing bookwork, now is the optimal time to make the switch to an internet-based bookkeeping software, known as cloud accounting software. One of the major cloud accounting software providers is offering their product for a cost of only $13 per month, fixed at that rate, with no contract, for a...

Employee or Contractor - Busting the Myths

10 April 2017
Determining whether your worker is an employee or a contractor is a complicated issue and one that in which business owners often make mistakes. Contracting has emerged as an alternative to the traditional employment relationship and is sometimes necessary, when you require specialist skills that cannot easily be obtained by recruiting...

What are the top five tax deductions for rental properties?

7 April 2017
For the many people who own and rent out a residential investment property, here is a list of the top five tax deductions to ensure that you are maximising the tax benefits of investment property ownership. 1.  Depreciation and Capital Works  Any assets purchased or included in a rental property are not fully deductible in the ...

Financial assistance for aged care available

15 September 2015
Farmers with a family member entering aged care may find the costs of entering a facility very high - often a six-figure sum. Fortunately, the government recognises that not everyone can afford to pay aged care fees and charges. If you can’t afford to pay, don’t worry, there are hardship provisions to ensure that your family member can still...

Stamp duty exemption for young farmers

10 September 2015
Young farmers considering purchasing their first piece of farmland should be aware of potential stamp duty savings available. This Victorian Government scheme has now been in place for some time, but has received little publicity. Consequently, very few farmers have accessed the concession. This scheme offers first time purchases of farm land a ...

Free business and farming seminar - Castlemaine

Thursday, 25 February 2016, 4.00pm - 6.00pm
This presentation is for businesses and farmers in the Castlemaine region. The topics to be discussed at the seminar include: Drought support programs How to save time on monthly record keeping Five things you MUST do before 30th June 2016 Estate and succession planning  The real cost of aged care Light snacks an...