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
2021 Fringe Benefits Tax

2021 Fringe Benefits Tax – Tips and traps for the new normal

The 2021 Fringe Benefits Tax (“FBT”) year is expected to be different from other years for a large number of employers.
Tax Planning

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The Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI)

The Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI)

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In recent years, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has overhauled its broad-brush approach to undertaking tax audits – instead opting for a targeted risk-based approach.
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When selling your business there are a number of key areas that should be addressed in order to get the best outcome for you.
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As we predicted in our August 2020 Tax Insight (Release of ATO’s n
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What does the 2020-21 New South Wales state budget mean for you and your business?

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What does the 2020-21 Tasmanian state budget mean for you and your business?

Northern Territory | 2020-21 State Budget Analysis

What does the 2020-21 Northern Territory budget mean for you and your business? In its 2020-21 Budget, the Northern Territory (“NT”) Government is promoting the Territory as ‘Australia’s comeback capital’ and the future economic agenda as being ‘Jobs First’. 

South Australia | 2020-21 State Budget Analysis

What does the 2020-21 South Australian state budget mean for you and your business? The South Australian State Budget is looking to restart the local economy by:  providing a platform for businesses to grow; investing in local infrastructure; and

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