Can anyone recommend a good tax accountant?

Avy 17 April 2007 25

Well, it’s getting to that time of the year when we have to give some of our money back.

My old tax accountant was satisfactory, but they’ve left town and this is a good opportunity to find a new one. What we want is someone who is compotent and reliable, preferably with a good understanding of tax law (so we don’t have to go checking everything ourselves).

So, any recommendations RiotACT?


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kakosi kakosi 11:23 am 21 Dec 12

stormboy said :

A bit off topic I know …..but can anyone tell me how long a small business operator has to provide a payment summary/group certificate to an employee?

You’re probably better off asking the Tax Office that question.

kakosi kakosi 11:22 am 21 Dec 12

RSM Bird Cameron on Northbourne Ave. Great with both company and personal tax returns.

zllauh zllauh 10:32 am 21 Dec 12

stormboy said :

A bit off topic I know …..but can anyone tell me how long a small business operator has to provide a payment summary/group certificate to an employee?

Call the ATO !!! 😛 .lol

stormboy stormboy 11:50 am 06 Aug 12

A bit off topic I know …..but can anyone tell me how long a small business operator has to provide a payment summary/group certificate to an employee?

zllauh zllauh 10:45 am 06 Aug 12

I was looking around for a tax return agent as well, When i bumped into the mob at Gunghalin, they do the tax return for $ 75 and are pretty good. http://www.globalaccountingservices.com.au/

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 9:13 am 09 Mar 12

Vic said :

Ben_Dover said :

I use Matt at Sleigh PLC Kippax.

http://www.sleigh-pec.com.au/

Thanks, I went to this guy recently, asked pertinent questions and saved me hundreds….no, thousands!!!

dibs dibs 10:07 pm 08 Mar 12

It takes years to have genuine proficiency in anything, so your 7 years doesn’t impress. H&R Block have provide service well beyond the lazy sheisters who called themselves tax agents/accountants I’ve used in the past……and my tax returns, lets just say they aren’t small

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It wasnt my intention to ‘impress’. I am diligent and proactive and far from the lazy sheister who you know.
The size of your tax return along with your other appendage doesnt impress me one whit, it makes no difference at all as your tax returns are based on current taxation legislation and not the size of your

notice of assesment

vg vg 7:55 pm 10 Aug 11

“however for an investor, a business owner, entertainer or other special professional, a professional tax accountant is the only way to go.”

Of which I am all 3, and use my university qualified tax agent at H&R Block to prepare my tax return on that basis.

It takes years to have genuine proficiency in anything, so your 7 years doesn’t impress. H&R Block have provide service well beyond the lazy sheisters who called themselves tax agents/accountants I’ve used in the past……and my tax returns, lets just say they aren’t small

kezzafezza kezzafezza 7:33 pm 10 Aug 11

vg said :

Don’t waste your time with a fluffy private tax ‘expert’. Tax is simple. Use H&R Block or ITP. That’s all they do and do a hell of a better job than the ‘full service’ accountants I used before who were slow and hopeless

I’ve found the opposite. I have used both ITP and H&R Block and it was painful. Neither of the accountants knew much about tax returns, and both appointments took well over an hour as they had to keep looking simple stuff up that they should have known. One guy at H&R Block took over an hour and a half, as he stuffed up my return and had to redo it all. I now use a proper accountant in Sydney, and my tax is done over the phone in under 10 minutes. They are absolutely brilliant.

dibs dibs 7:10 pm 10 Aug 11

vg said :

Don’t waste your time with a fluffy private tax ‘expert’. Tax is simple. Use H&R Block or ITP. That’s all they do and do a hell of a better job than the ‘full service’ accountants I used before who were slow and hopeless

Yep, tax is simple, this is why the principles and law of taxation are university subjects, This is why it takes years to acheive taxation accountant / registered tax agent status.

Places like H&R Block have their place especially for the single payment summary PAYE, however for an investor, a business owner, entertainer or other special professional, a professional tax accountant is the only way to go.

vg vg 9:02 am 09 Aug 11

Don’t waste your time with a fluffy private tax ‘expert’. Tax is simple. Use H&R Block or ITP. That’s all they do and do a hell of a better job than the ‘full service’ accountants I used before who were slow and hopeless

dibs dibs 10:09 pm 08 Aug 11

I am a registered tax agent, it took me over 7 years to acheive this status….

I may not be a chartered accountant, but I will guarantee my taxation knowlege / expertise is just as good. Sadly some equate a good tax refund with the quality of tax accountant they use. I might remind people that the size of their refund is NOT a reflection of your tax accountants abilities but a reflection of the nations taxation legislation as it stands at this date.

Jasmine_Keene Jasmine_Keene 4:58 pm 08 Aug 11

You need to go to someone who is a registered tax accountant and even better…someone who is a member of Chartered Accountants. Its a pain to get (my mate got his and its a 3 year course plus prac) but it is basically a seal of approval so you know that they are legit and have the BEST knowledge of tax law. Dont trust just anyone coz it will come back to bite you in the bum. Id suggest Nexis Accountants. The lady I went through (Lesley Henderson) is a chartered accountant and she serioulsy knows her stuff. Call her on 6264 8000 or email lesley@nexis.net.au. Shesa tax genius and got me all my tax back! ALL OF IT! Legend!

Maelinar Maelinar 3:57 pm 19 Apr 07

Dixon in Civic, my brother in law works there and says they are all dodgy geezers.

Which means they are all good tax accountants…

Ari Ari 2:52 pm 19 Apr 07

Shhhh Random, it’s hard enough getting in to see him as it is.

RandomGit RandomGit 2:34 pm 19 Apr 07

Manv in Phillip. I am yet to get a return not running into the thousands from him.

All legit of course.

Sikkukkut Sikkukkut 1:04 am 18 Apr 07

I use Deakin Alliance in Deakin, have done for a few years now, and am very pleased with them. My taxes are usually pretty simple, but every so often I have some income-averaging to do which they take in stride.

el el 9:04 pm 17 Apr 07

Don’t worry GnT – I’m over 3 years late 😉 (Should be sorted within a fortnight though)

GnT GnT 8:17 pm 17 Apr 07

I actually just got home from getting my tax done! Only 10 months late!!

I use Taubenschlag & Associates in Woden. I’m very happy with John Taubenschlag. He is straight to the point, doesn’t muck around, and always seems to find some deductions I haven’t thought of.

My tax is very simple, so if you have specialist needs you may want to shop around.

andy andy 6:15 pm 17 Apr 07

I use needhams in tuggeranong, satisfactory for my liking.

And hey, as a Public Servant, all yuo need to do is find the appropriate deductions 😛
(Of course, you could list your job title different.. i’m not a public servant, I’m an IT Support officer for the Govt.)
Means I can deduct things I wouldn’t be able to if i was a public servant

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