RSM Australia

Joanne Wynne
Principal - Perth


Office : Perth
Service : Tax services
Biography

Joanne has worked in the profession since 1997 and joined RSM in 1999. Joanne has facilitated the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand taxation module and has also lectured undergraduate and post graduate taxation units at Curtin University.

Solutions Joanne provides

Joanne provides taxation consulting and compliance services in the following areas:

  • income tax
  • capital gains tax
  • international tax
  • fringe benefits tax
  • goods and services tax
  • tax consolidation

Significant projects

  • taxation advice concerning the viability of an international corporation establishing a holding company in Singapore for its operating companies situated in Australia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand
  • taxation advice concerning the capital gains tax implications for partners of a partnership (a mix of companies and individuals) resulting from the disposal of their interests in a business (being a classified newspaper published on a weekly basis)
    • the business was subsequently sold for approximately $14m
  • scrip for scrip advice to a listed public company in relation to the proposed disposal of its IP for in excess of $30m
  • tax structuring advice to various listed public companies in relation to investing in exploration projects in Uruguay, Kyrgyzstan and the Ukraine
  • provising Australian and international tax advice to an Australian mining company establishing a mine in the Philippines

Professional associations

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

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting and Business Law (Curtin University)
Publications

Proposed Labor negative gearing policies set to compromise the great Australian dream

28 March 2019
If the great Australian dream is the purchase of your very own home, then the ability to negatively gear investment properties is an Australian institution. What will become of the Australian way if the Labor party is brave enough to challenge this iconic status quo? ...

Proposed Labor negative gearing policies set to compromise the great Australian dream

28 March 2019
If the great Australian dream is the purchase of your very own home, then the ability to negatively gear investment properties is an Australian institution. What will become of the Australian way if the Labor party is brave enough to challenge this iconic status quo? Anyone who tunes into political commentary will be subjected to the notion that...

New 12.5 percent withholding tax on property transactions

7 June 2017
To ensure Australia captures as much tax as possible from property transactions a new withholding tax has been introduced and will apply to contracts entered into on or after 1 July 2017. Under the new provisions where a foreign resident disposes of: Taxable Australian Real Property (“TARP”); An Indirect Australian Real Property Inte...

Fringe Benefits Tax – Simplified Approach to Log-Books

24 October 2016
The ATO have taken steps to lessen the administrative burden for employers with a fleet of more than 20 cars with the release on 19 October 2016 of Practical Compliance Guideline 2016/10.   Fringe Benefits Tax (“FBT”) applies to the provision of cars to employees and the employer can use either the operating cost or statutory method to ...

Budget 2016 for SMEs

3 May 2016
Key announcements Increase in small business entity turnover threshold from $2 million to $10 million; Increase the unincorporated small business tax discount; Amendment to Division 7A to allow self-correction for inadvertent breaches. The Government has acknowledged that small businesses are a key component of our economy and are ...

Foreign ownership of agricultural land register

18 August 2015
As you have seen in the media over the past six months, the level of foreign ownership in Australian real property, and in particular agricultural land has been a hot topic of debate.  In response to this the government announced in February and May 2015 various measures which would be implemented to tighten the rules on foreign purchases of a...