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Good tax accountant in Canberra?

By noma - 6 September 2013 19

Hello,

I’m looking for a good taxation accountant who’s a registered tax agent. Does anyone have any recommendations?

My tax is not very complicated, but I prefer someone who is personable & knowledgeable, and can advise on issues such as investment properties and work-related deductions.

Thanks!

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19 Responses to
Good tax accountant in Canberra?
Sthain 3:10 pm 10 Jul 15

Capital Tax Returns – Shaun Canning. He’s located at shop 246 /39 Benjamin Way.
He is friendly and approachable. His rates are very reasonable.
0424 829 129.
http://www.capitaltaxreturns.com.au

justsomeaussie 9:00 am 26 Feb 14

Feng said :

You should go out there and have a look around. You may be surprised what better offers is out there for you.

Care to provide some recommendations and expection of prices then? Otherwise who’s to say you aren’t a competitor i.e. a positive recommendation is always better than a negative one.

Antagonist 7:09 pm 25 Feb 14

Feng said :

justsomeaussie said :

Sergio at Taubenschlag has been great the last 4 years. In the end, you get what you pay for. Pay little, get little.

Sergio is not an accountant. He is simply a registered tax agent… if I may add, Unclear pricing and bad with appointments. Would avoid like a plague.

+100 to avoiding like the plague. While I have not dealt with Sergio, my own experiences with Taubenschlag and Associates have been very unpleasant. Unprofessional, unrealiable and unorganised to boot. Have not been back for several years. Will never go back either.

JohnNash 2:42 pm 25 Feb 14

I can bet my bottom dollar on Zarrar (Janjua & Co.) in Holt. He is qualified accountant and chartered tax advisor. I started my business in 1999 and since had issues with ATO resulted from a wrong advice at the time GST came in. I had been to 4-5 accountants form 2000 to 2012 without much help with fixing the problem and then I was referred to him by a friend. It took few months, considering the problem started in 1999, but finally fixed with half of the amount I paid to my last accountant without any results.
He works from home and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. The only negative I can think of him is bit choosy about clients.

Feng 6:48 pm 24 Jan 14

angrymonkey said :

Feng said :

justsomeaussie said :

Sergio at Taubenschlag has been great the last 4 years. In the end, you get what you pay for. Pay little, get little.

Sergio is not an accountant. He is simply a registered tax agent… if I may add, Unclear pricing and bad with appointments. Would avoid like a plague.

Don’t know about you, but when I see a tax ‘dude’ (accountant/agent/adviser/whatever) I am not looking for scintillating conversation. I want a boring tax mo-fo who lives and breathes the most boring subject in the world. I have given Sergio my info for years and have always enjoyed the results of his work. No idea what he does on weekends, what he does for laughs, whatever. I don’t care. He doesn’t care about me. He is a tax return processor who knows his shit. I’m happy with that!

Good for you. But when there are so many more capable ACCOUNTANTS who can provide same, if not better level of advice, I would not choose this Sergio guy. The OP is looking for an accountant – That means CPA or CA. Why would I trust someone without a professional accounting accreditation over someone who does? It doesn’t make sense… Plus the other issues I mentioned…

You should go out there and have a look around. You may be surprised what better offers is out there for you.

angrymonkey 10:02 pm 23 Jan 14

Feng said :

justsomeaussie said :

Sergio at Taubenschlag has been great the last 4 years. In the end, you get what you pay for. Pay little, get little.

Sergio is not an accountant. He is simply a registered tax agent… if I may add, Unclear pricing and bad with appointments. Would avoid like a plague.

Don’t know about you, but when I see a tax ‘dude’ (accountant/agent/adviser/whatever) I am not looking for scintillating conversation. I want a boring tax mo-fo who lives and breathes the most boring subject in the world. I have given Sergio my info for years and have always enjoyed the results of his work. No idea what he does on weekends, what he does for laughs, whatever. I don’t care. He doesn’t care about me. He is a tax return processor who knows his shit. I’m happy with that!

Feng 6:02 pm 23 Jan 14

justsomeaussie said :

Sergio at Taubenschlag has been great the last 4 years. In the end, you get what you pay for. Pay little, get little.

Sergio is not an accountant. He is simply a registered tax agent… if I may add, Unclear pricing and bad with appointments. Would avoid like a plague.

foxygirl 12:55 pm 26 Sep 13

I use Beames & Associates – local Canberra firm and I got my refund fast 🙂

CoffinRX2 9:48 pm 06 Sep 13

Luke from Achilleus Accounting, … Been using him for personal, investment and commercial stuff for the past 6-7 years.

OLydia 7:02 pm 06 Sep 13

I can’t go past the accounting firm I was working with until recently – Global Accounting Services http://www.globalaccountingservices.com.au/ They got me and my husband very nice refunds this year and reviewed previous accountant prepared returns to find extra deductions. Very happy.

justsomeaussie 5:40 pm 06 Sep 13

Sergio at Taubenschlag has been great the last 4 years. In the end, you get what you pay for. Pay little, get little.

dibs 4:50 pm 06 Sep 13

All tax accountants have qualifications in taxation law. It is an essential course of study toward an accounting qualification.

Vix 3:02 pm 06 Sep 13

Bill Barlin of Mobile Tax Returns is not just a tax agent but also a solicitor with qualifications in tax law. We find him easy to understand and on the ball with tax issues such as those you mention… his number is 0438 600 615 and he is based northside.

Ben_Dover 2:02 pm 06 Sep 13

We use Matt at Sleigh PLC, very highly recommended.

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

Madam Cholet 1:55 pm 06 Sep 13

National Management Consultants or NMC – Tony Hanrahan. Level 1, Hobart place.
Used him for a couple of years on an RA recommendation. Very happy with my tax returns. This year cost us about $220 each – and we have one investment property to deal with, plus some self funded study etc.

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