Partner - Melbourne
Simon is a Director of the Tax Services division in Melbourne.
Simon has over 25 years of corporate tax consulting experience, predominately for Australian publicly listed companies and Australian subsidiaries of multi-nationals.
Simon advises extensively to clients in the resources, building and infrastructure industries.
Simon Aitken is a Partner of RSM Australia Partner and a Director of RSM Australia Pty Ltd.
SOLUTIONS SIMON PROVIDES
Advising clients on all aspects of taxation law at both a compliance and strategic level
International tax law considerations including in-bound investment, out-bound investment, international structuring of debt and equity positions, thin-capitalisation, and tax effective profit repatriation to shareholders;
Tax consolidation formation and joining events;
Tax due diligence reviews for take-overs and management of vendor divestments;
Advising on the tax implications of group restructures;
Representing clients with ATO reviews, audits, ruling submissions and tax management matters;
Establishing tax governance and tax management strategies;
Advising on tax laws specific to the mining and petroleum sectors including capital allowance provisions and the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax; and
- Tax compliance and tax effect accounting solutions.
Advising ASX listed resource companies in project financing and structuring for major new projects (both mining and oil projects);
Advising an ASX listed company on the tax implications of a convertible note issue to be listed on the Singapore stock exchange;
Advising an ASX listed company demerge a subsidiary, including successfully negotiating a class ruling for shareholders with the ATO;
Advising on a multi-national tax due-diligence project for an ASX listed entity;
Project finance and tax due diligence on major transport infrastructure projects in Australia;
Successfully managing large ATO risk reviews and audits for both income tax and PRRT.
- Associate, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
- Fellow, Taxation Institute of Australia
- Bachelor of Commerce (Swinburne University)
- Masters of Taxation (Monash University)
- Registered tax agent