Tax & Compliance

Comprehensive, personalised tax planning and advice

In business, every transaction - large or small - presents tax planning challenges and opportunities. Effective tax planning for businesses and high net worth individuals requires both technical resources and in-depth knowledge of your unique financial situation.

Tax planning is not just a once-a-year activity when you lodge your individual income tax return or company tax return. Strategies must be maintained, reassessed and constantly monitored for changing circumstances, evolving tax legislation and compliance responsibilities.

How BDO can help

By working closely with you, we gain an in-depth appreciation for your business, ownership structure, industry, marketplace and competitors. We factor in all sources of income, your short and long term goals, and your personal and business objectives, to approach all advice with an awareness of your total tax and financial position. 

Our team can help you with:

  • Tax advice
  • Personal income tax return
  • Business tax returns
  • Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) tax returns
  • Financial statements
  • Tax planning and compliance
  • Corporate secretarial services.

The world of taxation can be very complex and highly specialised. We don’t believe in ‘one approach fits all’. We can draw on BDO Australia’s vast tax expertise to provide unparalleled service, supported by years of experience, knowledge and understanding of tax legislation.

Find out more about BDO’s specialist tax services.

Our tax compliance services

Proactive tax planning and structuring is all about flexibility. Whether you're starting or acquiring a new business, expanding overseas, anticipating retirement or simply want to be more proactive in managing your tax, you need both a plan and an efficient structure. The right business structure and ownership model has a huge impact on asset protection, tax planning and regulatory compliance, succession, wealth creation and the ability to allow expansion without significant cost.

How BDO can help

From Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) to employee share schemes and everything in between, our tax experts have extensive experience in all areas of tax planning and regulatory compliance. We work with you to structure your business and personal affairs to meet your current and future goals, while complying with all statutory and regulatory reporting requirements. Our tax planning and regulatory compliance services cover:

  • Small business capital gains tax concessions
  • Employee share schemes
  • Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) and salary packaging
  • Planning and transaction advice
  • Research and development tax concessions
  • International tax services
  • Assistance with ATO tax audits and investigations
  • Self-managed superannuation fund administration and regulatory compliance.

Our team of experts has decades of experience in navigating areas of tax compliance. Explore our tax services for more detail about our tax capability and experience.

Preparing your income tax return is more than just something to be ticked off the to-do list each year. It’s an opportunity for tax minimisation while making sure you’re meeting all your personal statutory obligations. Our team has a wealth of professional resources dedicated to tax advice and planning.

How BDO can help

From simple individual tax returns and Self Managed Super Funds to complex international corporations, we help you navigate the complexities of relevant local and international legislation. For business operators, we make your company tax return lodgement process easy and stress-free. 

As part of our tax services, we provide:

  • Thorough analysis of your financial circumstances
  • Comprehensive services including all aspects of your business and personal financial position
  • Detailed review process to identify tax-efficient opportunities through relevant structuring advice and tax planning
  • A safe, secure ATO-approved environment to ensure your personal and business details are treated confidentially.

To secure a fast, efficient and thorough handling of your tax return, get in touch with our team to see how we can help.

Single Touch Payroll Reporting (STPR) is the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO’s) first whole-of-economy, big data initiative to collect real-time transaction and compliance information, creating significant changes for how businesses across the country report to and engage with regulators. Under STPR, the ATO collects payroll data in real-time, which has helped improve compliance and transparency of information.

How BDO can help

Our business advisers understand STPR requirements, and can help you successfully navigate and benefit from these changes. Get in touch with one of our team to discuss further.

Increase your internal productivity and presentation of your financial statements by outsourcing your financial reporting. Professional financial statements can provide credibility to stakeholders or potential investors. Present your financial position with confidence with expert support and advice from our team.  

How BDO can help

We work closely with you to:

  • Understand your unique financial reporting needs
  • Prepare all financial statements required to fulfil your internal reporting requirements
  • Help you meet regulatory compliance
  • Conduct a financial statement compliance audit to identify any possible risks
  • Present your financial reports to your company board.

Contact us today to find out how we can help.

Corporate secretarial services can be a valuable addition for businesses of all sizes and stages, providing expert advice and practical assistance to companies and their boards to manage ASIC obligations.

How BDO can help

Our team has extensive experience in registering and establishing companies, discretionary trusts, unit trusts and Self Managed Super Funds. Our services include:

  • Registration of a company (company formation)
  • Business name registration
  • Incorporation of association registrations
  • Change of company details, including: Company name, registered office/business address, officeholders and shareholders
  • De-registrations
  • Company and personal searches
  • Preparation of Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) database updates
  • Annual ASIC company statements.

We can also explain and interpret the complex clauses within an entity's constitution and rules, and ensure that proposed commercial transactions adhere to those rules.

Contact your local adviser to discuss how our team can assist with a full range of corporate secretarial services, allowing you to focus your energy on business priorities.

Contact us

Contact our team to discuss your needs using the request for service form. Alternatively, call us on 1300 138 991 to speak with an adviser in your nearest BDO office.

Meet our team

Andres Reith

Andres Reith

National Leader, Real Estate & Construction
Partner, Business Services
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Dr. Mark Pizzacalla

National Leader, BDO Connect
Partner, Business Services
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Matthew Allington

Matthew Allington

Partner, Business Services, Automotive Retail and Franchising
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