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Tax services

Tax services that are proactive, so you don't miss a beat

Often tax strategies that look good by themselves can be less sensible, even problematic in the context of your whole business.

That's why RSM takes a balanced and integrated approach.Tax services that are proactive, so you don't miss a beat

We focus on your total business picture, not just your next return. Our Tax Services team help you define the right overall tax position, designed to save you money in complex tax environments, while at the same time meeting your larger business goals. Since we take a broad overview of a client's business, we can see opportunities that other tax specialists might miss.

At RSM, we believe tax planning is a year-round concern. Yes, we're sticklers about deadlines and compliance, but our larger goal is tax management. Tax issues don't begin and end with tax returns, so we keep a constant eye on your company's overall obligations. We alert you to any changes that may affect you and help you to respond in a timely way.

Our proactive approach to taxes sets us apart. In addition to providing ongoing advice, we offer a number of specific tax services.

When similar is sufficient - new hope for deducting company tax losses

The ability for a company to recoup its prior year tax losses has always been a contentious topic. If a company wishes to recoup its tax losses, it’s required to pass the continuity of ownership test (COT), and failing COT, the same business test (SBT).

Federal opposition shadow budget comparison – Let the campaigning begin!

With the ‘ink’ barely dry on this week’s Federal Budget and an election looming, it is evident that tax policy and economic management is set to be a major factor as the ‘battle lines’ are drawn. 

2019-20 Federal Budget – an economic view

The Government’s 2019-20 budget sees a much-heralded return to budget surplus that has given the Treasurer the financial headroom to craft a budget that both appeals to voters as well as providing fiscal stimulus to an economy that could benefit from a bit of a boost to consumer spending.

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

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?

Uncertainty prevails for taxpayers as election looms

As the Australian public await a date announcement for the upcoming Federal Election, uncertainty prevails for many taxpayers as they anticipate the outcome of many unenacted and proposed changes to tax legislation.

Fringe Benefits Tax – Tips and Traps for the 2019 FBT year

With the introduction of Single Touch Payroll (STP), the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) now has access to real-time information about employers and their employees.   If you have employees, the more likely it is you are providing some form of fringe benefit and the higher the risk the ATO will expect to see you lodge a Fringe Benefits Tax (F

Budget "sweeteners" diminished by downside economic risks

The budget will be an opportunity to provide a suite of sweeteners to voters ahead of the expected May election.

Low wages growth revisited in Federal Budget

The upcoming Federal budget will once again provide the opportunity for the Federal Government to focus on the future needs of the Australian economy.  

Labor's proposed changes to franking credits

With a Federal election looming, now is the time to consider the impact of a Labor government and its proposed tax policies on Australian taxpayers. For corporate entities, a key tax change will be Labor’s proposed roll back of refundable imputation credits which was introduced by the Howard government. 

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