Tax planning and transaction support

A holistic approach to tax planning and transaction support

With any significant transaction involving an acquisition, disposal or merger, it's important that companies plan for and manage the tax risks to avoid unpleasant surprises. Even more so in respect of cross-border transactions where the tax risks are not limited to a single jurisdiction.

At RSM, we take a proactive approach to transaction support, starting with proper tax planning and a rigorous review of the relevant tax issues. In the end, your company wants to enhance its value from the transaction - a view that we share.

Our commercial focus together with our international network of tax professionals can provide efficient tax planning and transaction support services, from the planning stage to completion.

Our tax planning and transaction support services include:A holistic approach to tax planning and transaction support

  • transaction structuring to maximise tax efficiencies including cross-border structuring
  • pre-acquisition tax due diligence reviews to identify potential tax exposures
  • vendor tax due diligence to prepare a company or business for disposal
  • identification of tax issues to be addressed in transaction documents such as tax warranties and liaising with lawyers
  • advice on financing the transaction to manage the debt/equity mix and optimise cashflow
Mandatory Director ID Numbers

Mandatory Director ID Numbers

What is a Director ID? A Director identification number (Director ID) is a unique identifier you need to apply for once and will keep forever. It will help prevent the use of false or fraudulent director identities.
Tax & Technology – Cryptocurrency assets

Tax & Technology – Cryptocurrency assets

An increasing number of Australian taxpayers are using technology in investments and wealth management. 
An overview of taxation issues in carbon agribusiness

An overview of taxation issues in carbon agribusiness

The Carbon Credits Act 2011 CFI (Carbon Farming Initiative) and supporting regulations have established a framework to allow projects, which remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or aim to avoid emissions of greenhouse gases to generate credits.
Control Premium Study Booklet

Fourth control premium study by RSM Australia reveals control premiums have risen sharply

RSM Australia (RSM), one of Australia’s largest mid-tier accounting firms, has revealed the findings of its latest control premium study, undertaken in partnership with Curtin University.
Primary Producers Set to Lose Tax Deductions on Holding “Vacant” Land

Primary Producers Set to Lose Tax Deductions on Holding “Vacant” Land

The ATO have issued draft taxation ruling TR 2021/D5.
Family Law property settlements & extracting money from companies

Family Law property settlements & extracting money from companies

With the increased use of private companies to hold wealth or operate businesses, parties in family law property settlements are more and more likely to find themselves in unchartered territory when dividing the net asset pool.  Extracting cash or assets from private companies can trigger significant and unexpected tax issues. 
R&D Tax Incentive: EOFY Summary

R&D Tax Incentive: EOFY Summary

We have seen a number of developments to the Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&DTI) during the 2021 income year. 

Future Farmer Webinar Series | April - June 2021

Empowering South Australian farmers to navigate the complex business world.
EOFY planning for SMEs

EOFY planning for SMEs

EOFY planning for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) – Are ‘Instant Asset Write-Off’ deductions the only opportunity?
Set up your start-up

Set up your start-up for success

Looking to set up a start-up? People create start-ups because of the passion they have for their project, the excitement of innovating, the allure of working on their own terms, and the prospect of high reward.

How junior explorers can use tax incentives to boost cash reserves

There is no question that despite the past year’s wild COVID-19 ride, Australia’s junior mining explorers have flourished in a market hungry for new mineral discoveries.
Tax planning - making the most of a tax loss

Tax planning - making the most of a tax loss

If you recall a few weeks back, my colleague Jessie Johnson highlighted the importance of tax planning in her article ‘

Fringe Benefits Tax Changes

There have been major changes regarding the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) in the last year. Belinda Crowley - Senior Manager in our Tax division in Brisbane, explains the details of the changes including: 
ATO’s compliance approach

ATO’s compliance approach - allocation of profits

On 1 March 2021, the ATO released Draft Practical Compliance Guideline PCG 2021/D2 (‘the Draft PCG’) in respect of the ATO’s ‘swim between the flags’ compliance approach to the allocation of profits from professional service firms, including accounting and legal service providers and medical practices.  

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