Melissa Di Latte
Senior Manager - Perth

Melissa is a Senior Manager within the R&D Tax and Government Incentives team at RSM in Perth.

With a deep understanding of tax regulations and incentives, Melissa guides organisations in maximising their potential tax benefits. 

Melissa's dedication to her work is fueled by her passion for collaborating with people and gaining insights into companies' projects, direction, and strategies.

Recognised as the ultimate organiser, Melissa thrives on creating comprehensive to-do lists and consistently completing tasks ahead of schedule. Her process-driven approach minimises the workload for both clients and colleagues, ensuring efficient and streamlined operations.

 "My expertise allows me to enable companies to leverage R&D initiatives to support their ongoing business growth. "

Outside of her professional endeavors, Melissa is a devoted mother to three children, prioritising fulfilling and enriching their lives. Despite her busy schedule, she strives to find time for hiking, boating, reading, and enjoying fine dining experiences. Melissa Di Latte R&D tax specialist Perth RSM

Prior to joining RSM, Melissa spent a decade at another prominent accounting firm specializing in R&D tax and government incentives. She began her career as a Medical Scientist, specialising in Microbiology, before transitioning to a Continuous Improvement Coordinator at Coca-Cola Amatil, Supply Chain.

Melissa's breadth of experience and unwavering dedication make her an invaluable asset to RSM and a trusted advisor to her clients. Her commitment to excellence, combined with her diverse background, allows her to deliver exceptional results and drive success in the dynamic world of R&D tax.


  •  Access to innovation funding through the R&D Tax Incentive program.
  •  Advice and assistance in relation to reviews and audits of a company’s R&D Tax Incentive claim by AusIndustry or the ATO.
  •  Review of historical R&D claims to ensure the legitimacy of R&D benefit claimed, including during a due diligence.
  •  Advice in relation to R&D management processes and best practice governance procedures.
  •  Advice in relation to complex matters involving the integrity rules of the R&D Tax Incentive, and where the R&D Tax legislation overlaps with other provisions of the Tax Acts.
  • R&D Tax Services in Perth


  •  Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) - The University of Western Australia (UWA)
  •  Graduate Diploma in Public Health - UWA
  •  Master of Business Administration (MBA) - UWA

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