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Rick Kimberley
Partner - Melbourne


Rick Kimberley is a Director in the Tax Services division in Melbourne and joins RSM with over a decade of employment and expatriate tax experience.

Rick specialises in taxation compliance, specifically wage compliance, for listed and multi-national corporations. Rick is focused on the creation of value for his clients through strategic leadership and technology-based solutions.

His areas of expertise spread across a variety of industries including engineering, aged care, health, hospitality, security, and manufacturing. 

"I am passionate about finding solutions for my clients and applying both a technical and commercial lens to problems."

Rick is an avid football lover and supports the Brisbane Lions and the New York Giants. He also admits that his guilty pleasure is a daily sauna and ice bath!

Before joining RSM, Risk spent the last 12 years working at 'Big 4' accounting firms, where he led wage compliance engagements across some of Australia’s largest and most complex employers. Some of Rick's notable engagements include working with one of Australia’s big 4 banks, one of Australia’s largest oil and gas exploration companies, one of Victoria’s largest hospitals, one of the world’s largest wine companies, and a world-leading telco.


  • Employment TaxRick Kimberley is a Director in the Tax Services division and is based in the Melbourne office.
  • Superannuation
  • Expatriate Tax
  • Wage compliance


  • Member, Institute of Charted Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)


  • Bachelor of Commerce 
  • Bachelor of Economics

Managing payroll tax risks for contractors

2 February 2023
Whilst contractors have long been a focus of state revenue authorities, we have seen a significant increase in audit activity over the last 6 months, as well as a much more analytics-based review of contractor populations. In addition, the need to have supporting material for contractor positions taken is more important than ever with revenue au...

Wage complexity in the manufacturing sector

31 January 2023
Employers have faced constant challenges with wage and superannuation compliance as high-profile underpayments and instances of non-compliance continue to occur. In addition to substantial financial penalties (particularly for superannuation where the costs of rectifying an underpayment can be as much as 7 times the shortfall), there is signific...

Payroll tax update for Queensland medical centres – the first domino to fall?

19 January 2023
update 6/2/23: Please note that the Queensland government HAS confirmed that this ruling will not take effect until mid-2025 in order to give medical practices and HEALTHCARE practitioners sufficient time to adapt and conform to the requirements. On 22 December 2022, the Queensland Commissioner of State Revenue (the “Commissioner”) issued ...

Tax Insights | November 2022 edition

30 November 2022
November 2022 edition The latest tax updates for you and your business Keep up to date with the latest Australian and International tax news from our market-leading experts. THE TAX LIBRARY Are you giving the gift of FBT this Christmas? Let us help you avoid the FBT hangover As the silly season gets underway and with many emplo...

Electric car FBT bill passes both houses

30 November 2022
On 28 November 2022, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Electric Car Discount) Bill 2022 (the “Bill”) finally passed Houses of Parliament, rendering its enactment a mere formality.

Are you giving the gift of FBT this Christmas? Let us help you avoid the FBT hangover

10 November 2022
As the so-called ‘silly season’ gets underway and with many employers reverting to pre-pandemic norms around meal entertainment, it is the perfect time to consider what benefits are going to be provided to staff and how, with a little planning, you might be able to avoid a Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) hangover.

Season 2 Episode 3: October Federal Budget Webinar special episode with Andrew Sykes

8 November 2022
Who scored a podium finish in the October 2022-23 Australian Federal Budget? Listen to Andrew Skyes, Liam Telford, Grace Bacon and Rick Kimberley as they provide insights on the expected outcomes and impact of the Federal Budget in this special episode of talkBIG. After ten years out of government, Treasurer Jim Chalmers has deliv...

STP Phase 2: Everything you need to know

17 October 2022
In the 2019–20 Federal Budget, the government announced that Single Touch Payroll (“STP”) reporting would be expanded to include additional information. The expansion of STP, also known as STP Phase 2, requires employers to disclose additional payroll information to the Australian Taxation Office (“ATO”). The purpose is to ensure th...

Tax Insights | August 2022 edition

31 August 2022
In our August 2022 edition of Tax Insights, we take a look at the impacts of COVID-19 on tax residency, how 'treaty shopping' is a new focus area of the ATO, and a handy guide to payroll tax rates across Australia.

Impacts of COVID-19 on tax residency

29 August 2022
With individuals’ FY22 Australian income tax returns soon falling due, it is appropriate for individuals whose movement has been restricted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and their employers, to take stock of prevailing guidance from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and the relevant implications thereof.

Contractor versus employee – what has changed and what does it mean for your business

26 August 2022
There have been some significant changes to approach for determining whether a sole trader contractor engaged by your business is an employee or a contractor at common law.

A guide to payroll tax rates across Australia

2 August 2022
Each state or territory in Australia administers its own payroll tax rates. These vary and can be affected by thresholds, exemptions, and entitlements which are subject to change. We understand that it can be hard to stay abreast of these changes, that's why we've created a visual guide to help you quickly find the information you need. ...

FBT exemption for electric vehicles – what you need to know

29 July 2022
A new bill has been introduced to Parliament to remove fringe benefits tax (FBT) on electric cars, in a bid to make them more affordable. On 27 July 2022, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Electric Car Discount) Bill 2022 (the “Bill”), which seeks to implement a key pillar of the Government’s Electric Car Discount policy (a key election promise...

Election result and the FBT implications for car parking

3 June 2022
The result of the 2022 Australian federal election could potentially spell bad news for employers who provide car parking to their employees. The Australian Labor Party (ALP) is yet to announce whether it will progress public consultation announced by the Morrison Government on remediating the adverse Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) implications for e...