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Top services offered by tax accounting firms

Managing BAS obligations

Managing BAS obligations

Prepare and lodge Business Activity Statements (BAS) and Instalment Activity Statements (IAS) 

FROM $130

Tax assessment

Tax assessment

Assess FBT, GST, CGT, state taxes, corporate taxes, and taxes associated with trading overseas. 

FROM $250

Tax effective business structures

Tax effective business structures

Advise on the most appropriate business structure without incurring unnecessary tax or levies. 

FROM $500

Tax planning and strategy

Tax planning and strategy

Conduct periodic tax planning and develop strategy to minimise tax exposure. 

FROM $220

Tax return preparation and lodgement

Tax return preparation and lodgement

Prepare and lodge tax returns for individuals, businesses, sole traders, trusts, companies, partnerships and SMSF. 

FROM $150

Average hourly rate for Tax Accountants in Australia

min rate $97 - $207 max rate

  • The Diligent Group Advisory Services Pty Ltd
    The Diligent Group Advisory Services Pty Ltd

    ABN: 39627480675



    Accounting, taxation and advisory services dedicated to the start up and small business client. Our mission statement is about providing accounting & advisory services usually exclusive to large companies, to our local neighbourhood SMEs in a timely, proactive & cost effectively manner. Our vision is to focus on a small number of SME clients that want a more hands on, proactive and interactive approach from their advisors. The intention is always to be to help our clients achieve the GOALS our clients want, not what we want for them.

  • XO Accounting PTY. LTD.
    XO Accounting PTY. LTD.

    ABN: 62164715100



    At XO Accounting our focus is on enabling you, your family and your business to reach your full financial potential through user- friendly technology and professional advice. We base our approach on our Core Philosophy of: Time; allowing you to focus on Important tasks rather than Urgent tasks Money; improving your overall financial position through: Better cashflow management Tax efficiency Improved business and personal profitability through better planning and advice Team; providing you with an extended support team to be there by your side when needed We achieve this through our Total Service Solution and range of packages suitable for you whether you are: A business; An individual; An SMSF; or A Not for Profit. Using the latest user-friendly technology tailored to your unique requirements.

  • Vital Addition
    Vital Addition

    ABN: 45602630679



    We provide access to sound accounting, wealth and financial advice that is fresh thinking, honest and reliable. We see ourselves as a vital addition to people and businesses by giving them the strength in numbers they need to reach their business and financial goals. Our approach is collaborative, enterprising and frank. We work alongside our clients to give them innovative tailored solutions that will help them get the most out of their financial situation and business endeavours. Our expertise empowers people to make decisions with confidence and face the challenges of growth with informed optimism.

  • Evolve Tax and Bookkeeping Solutions
    Evolve Tax and Bookkeeping Solutions

    ABN: 64259628241


    Safety Bay

    Evolve Tax and Bookkeeping Solutions is your local Rockingham tax agent offering clients a no fuss, tailored approach to both bookkeeping and taxation services. Renae Hutcheson established Evolve Tax and Bookkeeping Solutions to do much more than just ‘crunch the numbers’. She is committed to helping her clients achieve their personal and business goals and takes the time to learn about you. She offers a full range of bookkeeping and taxation services for individuals and businesses at any stage of their personal or business cycle in the Rockingham, Kwinana, Port Kennedy, Baldivis, Warnbro and Safety Bay areas . When you choose Evolve Tax and Bookkeeping Solutions from the initial consultation to lodgement you only connect with Renae. No work is outsourced or passed onto another staff member – your work will be completed personally.

  • M.A.S Partners
    M.A.S Partners

    ABN: 88 000 392 594



    As Australia’s original accounting firm for small business, M.A.S Partners (formerly m.a.s accountants) has been providing accounting and advisory services to Sydney, Melbourne and Australian small businesses for over 55 years. With offices in Melbourne and Sydney, and with a committed team of experienced small business accountants and advisors, our accounting services provide our clients with the ability to focus on making their business a success. Having worked with a variety of clients who all have different needs, from accounting basics to tax accounting, or payroll management, accounts payable and accounts receivable assistance, business accounting is our strength. Our clients come from a diverse range of industries and businesses including doctors, dentists, construction companies, restaurants, investors, self-employed trades people, pharmacies, retail outlets, marketing advisors, architects, interior designers, solicitors and a whole lot more.

  • Connolly & Associates Accountants
    Connolly & Associates Accountants

    ABN: 65 133 969 267


    West Perth

    Connolly & Associates accounting aim to be the leading accounting and business advisory firm in WA with a solid reputation for helping small and medium enterprises achieve superior financial results with consistent work life balance. Our goal is to deliver sustainable business growth by building strong partnerships with our clients and developing confidence, certainty and clarity in business. Experience how Connolly and Associates can help grow your business and financial success then booking a free, no obligation consultation.

  • Jachs- Accounting & Bookkeeping Services PTY LTD
    Jachs- Accounting & Bookkeeping Services PTY LTD

    ABN: 41108793933


    Norman Park

    We are different How often do you find the right mix of professionalism, knowledge and work ethic combined with genuine care? At Jach and Associates, Julie and her team demonstrate great precision in their workmanship but they are equally personable and dedicated to their clients. Jach works with you to provide the best service they can and so you can get the results you need. All the staff are fully qualified and they are highly trained CPA accountants. Jach will always go the extra mile to help boost business profits, reduce your costs and increase efficiencies. You will notice a difference when working with Julie and her team. They are the business partner you have been looking for.

  • Upside Accounting
    Upside Accounting

    ABN: 90 605 579 735



    We are quite different to your traditional accounting firm that simply offers accounting and taxation compliance services. Our mission is to help you grow your profits and your wealth and that requires a pro-active approach. Over the past two decades we have built a reputation as an innovative accounting and business advisory firm who deliver personal, timely and quality advice together with cost effective strategies and solutions. We have the experience and expertise to help business owners.

  • LKN Accounting Group Pty Ltd
    LKN Accounting Group Pty Ltd

    ABN: 77 169 724 789



    We are Australia’s leading online tax service. We are a registered tax agency offering comprehensive and convenient tax services to individuals and businesses. Whether you're an employee or employer, if you're working or living in Australia, the law states that you must pay tax. This is where Online Tax Return can help! We offer 24/7 online tax return options, over the phone appointments and same day tax returns for individuals and businesses. It really can't be simpler!

Tax Accountants

When it comes to meeting your tax obligations and minimising your tax exposure, professional advice is invaluable.

The tax system is complex, and it’s simply not worth the risk of making (easily avoidable) mistakes.

Tax accountants are trained to provide a range of services and advise you on the best possible strategies to manage your tax more effectively.

What is a tax accountant?

A tax accountant is a fully-qualified accountant that has undergone special training to advise, prepare and manage all tax-related matters. They can also advise you on other areas of finance.

Tax accounts are well-versed in Australian tax laws, acts and regulations that govern business tax obligations. 

Why should I hire a tax accountant versus doing my own business taxes?

Hiring a tax accountant can initially seem like a big expense, but there is considerable return on investment when you hire a tax accountant. Some of the benefits include:

  • Sole trader and small business tax relief: Tax accountants have extensive knowledge of the tax relief and benefits applicable to your business.
  • Extended tax return deadlines: Registered tax accountants and agents have extended deadlines so you don’t have to rush trying to gather all of your paperwork at tax return time.
  • Reduce your tax bill: Unless you have a thorough knowledge of tax laws, you won’t know how to apply appropriate tax allowances and deductions to save costs.
  • Competence with handling complex income streams: If you have a complicated buisness model or you have multiple personal and business income streams, there will be more challenges when it comes to filing your tax return and general tax management. 
  • Fees to clean up a ‘tax mess’ compared to ongoing tax accounting: A small monthly investment is significantly cheaper than having to hire a tax accountant to navigate through years worth paperwork to fix mistakes.
  • Save loads of time and stress to focus on your business: By taking care of all things tax, you can channel your time and energy into the activities that keep your business ticking and growing.

When should I hire a tax accountant?

If you’re experiencing some of the following scenarios, it could be the right time to hire a tax accountant:

  • “I’m feeling nervous about doing my business tax return for the first time.”
  • “I have complex income streams including a small business, rental income and capital gains.”
  • “I have read the definitions of each tax deduction but I’m still confused about what I am entitled to claim.”
  • “I made a mistake on my previous tax return and I want to get it right this time.”

What services do tax accountants offer?

Tax accountants provide a wide range of services and expert advice for both businesses and individuals, including:

  • Preparing and lodging tax returns for individuals, sole traders, companies, trusts, partnerships, and superannuation funds
  • Preparing and lodging business activity statements (BAS) and instalment activity statements (IAS)
  • Paying superannuation
  • Assessing and paying
  • Fringe benefits tax (FBT)
  • Goods and services tax (GST) and business activity statements (BAS)
  • Capital gains tax (CGT)
  • State taxes
  • Corporate tax
  • International tax for businesses earning income overseas
  • Tax planning and strategy
  • Assessing and filing for deductions, rebates and exemptions

Tax accountants are skilled at minimising your exposure to tax so you can maximise your profits and grow your business. These services include:

  • Financial forecasts and ongoing monitoring of your financial position
  • Structuring your business and establishing proper legal entities
  • Creating tax minimisation strategies and taking advantage of opportunities
  • Accessing potential entitlements

Many small business owners do their own bookkeeping and hire a tax accountant when it comes to critical things like tax returns. 

That way, you can invest a small amount to stand a much better chance of getting a good return.

Do I need to lodge a tax return?

All business structures in Australia are required to submit an income tax return at the end of every financial year.

If your business is registered for GST, you will also be required to complete monthly or quarterly BAS statements

What is the difference between a tax accountant and a tax agent?

These terms are used interchangeably, but there are some subtle differences between a tax agent and a tax accountant.

A tax agent specialises in ensuring that your tax returns are compliant with the ATO regulations and standards. On the other hand, a tax accountant is more future-focused and works with you to reduce your tax and get you the best possible return.

How do I hire the best tax accountant?

Here are some important factors to consider to help you hire the best tax accountant:

  • Qualifications: Are they qualified to offer the services they’re offering? Look out for tax accountants who are part of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand or the Tax Practitioners Board.
  • Reviews: Read testimonials and reviews from previous clients to get a feel for what they’re like to work with and if they align with your business.
  • Provide as much information as possible: Try to give them as many details as possible as this will enable them to provide a more accurate quote for the services you require.

What questions should I ask a tax accountant?

Here are some questions that can steer you in the right direction of finding a tax account and to set your working relationship off on the right foot.

  • What range of services do you provide?
  • What are your fees and fee structure?
  • Have you worked with businesses similar to mine previously?
  • How and how often will you communicate with me to discuss my tax affairs?
  • Can you represent me if I get audited by the ATO?

How much does it cost to hire a tax accountant?

In Australia, tax accounts typically charge between $75 to $200 per hour. 

How much does a tax return cost?

To prepare and lodge your tax return, you can expect to pay from $150.

How much does a tax assessment cost?

If you need to assess your business’ tax obligations for trading both in Australia and overseas, you will typically pay in the region of $250.

Are tax accountant fees tax-deductible?

Although tax expenses can seem like a lot to pay out, the good news is that the fees paid to tax accountants (and accounts in general) are tax deductible. You can claim these expenses in your income tax return. 

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