Nicholas Parry

Partner, Tax

Financial Services | Manufacturing & Wholesale | Natural Resources | Private Equity | Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Speciality Taxes


Executive summary

Nicholas is a partner in the Government Incentives and Indirect Tax teams with BDO in Sydney.

Nicholas provides advice in the area of research and development (R&D) and indirect tax to clients ranging from small private entities to large multinationals.

Nicholas has significant experience providing R&D advice for mining, mechanical and electrical engineering, product development, process development and software. He also has extensive experience dealing with investigations from government departments responsible for administering the R&D tax incentive program (being AusIndustry and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)).

Nicholas also provides advice in relation to good and service tax (GST) and indirect taxes, including fuel tax credits. Particular focus areas include international indirect taxes and financial services.


  • R&D tax incentive
  • GST
  • Export market development grants
  • ATO audits/disputes
  • Fuel tax credits


  • Structure and present research and development tax incentive claim to reflect eligibility for Australian software company
  • Process development and guidance for Australian media company’s research and development tax incentive claim
  • Guided the implementation of sophisticated expense tracking systems and documentation processes for an Australian software company
  • Educational workshops on the research and development tax incentive claim for a leading real estate marketing company

Qualifications and affiliations

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)
  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand