Tax Compliance Services

tax compliance, chartered accountants, preparation of tax returns, corporate restructuring, tax liabilities advice, tax legislation advice

Our aim is to meet all of your ATO compliance requirements and notify you in good time of your tax liability. But then we go one step further – we don’t just fill in the form, we look for ways to maximise your wealth while we’re doing it.

Boroughs can provide as much assistance as you require: providing ad-hoc technical advice or handling your tax compliance obligations completely, thereby allowing you to concentrate on the issues that matter most to you.

How we assist

At Boroughs we tailor our services to your specific needs. While our tax and compliance specialists provide a broad range of expertise, some of the services we offer include:

  • Preparation of Tax Returns for individuals, partnerships, companies, trusts and superannuation funds;
  • Preparation of periodic Activity Statements;
  • Reviewing tax returns and tax provisions prepared in-house or by third parties;
  • Advice on tax liabilities and the monitoring of due dates for payment of tax, including liabilities under the quarterly tax instalments regime;
  • Advice to groups (private and corporate) on managing and minimising their tax liabilities;
  • Review and recommendations on the appropriate group structures, including the implications of using certain entities and offshore jurisdictions;
  • Corporate restructuring, including acquisitions, mergers and demergers;
    Advice on tax legislation changes impacting on you;
  • Pre and post transaction advice to maximise tax efficiency and to achieve certainty of tax treatment;
  • Advice on the impact of international tax legislation, including transfer pricing issues, controlled foreign companies, and double tax agreements;
  • Advice on Goods and Services tax, Pay-roll tax, Land tax and Stamp Duty

OUR SPECIALISTS

Steve Wearne

Director

Steve Wearne

Tax | Corporate Advisory | Business Services

Steve is a specialist tax director, who joined the firm in October 1990. A barrister and chartered accountant, Steve was previously partner in charge of the Pannell Kerr Forster, Sydney, Taxation Consulting Division. Having been with that firm almost 10 years he spent the previous 9 years with the Australian Taxation Office.

Steve brings to the firm the qualifications, experience and ability to resolve clients’ taxation issues and advise generally upon taxation matters in a legally and commercially effective manner.

Steve is a fellow of Chartered Accountants of Australia & New Zealand, a fellow of CPA Australia (Specialist Tax Accreditation), a Certified Tax Advisor with the Taxation Institute of Australia, and a Barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Steve has extensive experience in lecturing for both professional bodies and was formerly a part-time lecturer in Taxation Law at the University of Technology, Sydney and a member of the CPA Australia Taxation Centre of Excellence.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:swearne@boroughs.net.au

Alan Moffat

Director

Alan Moffat

Business Services

Alan is a business services director, who joined the firm in February 1991. He was previously with Pannell Kerr Forster for 15 years, the last 8 as a partner in the firm’s business services division.

Alan gained a number of years’ experience in commerce prior to moving to the profession. He has gained a wide range of experience through his involvement with a diverse range of clients, including both public companies and private client groups, operating in the areas of technology, IT outsourcing, investment, hospitality, property development and retail and wholesaling areas. Alan also has experience in taxation, superannuation and estate planning related matters.

Alan is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, and a Registered Tax Agent.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:amoffat@boroughs.net.au

Brenden Hughes

Director

Brenden Hughes

Business Services

Brenden has been a business service director since July 2007. He originally joined the firm in February 1995 as a trainee accountant and since that time has gained extensive experience in the business services and assurance areas.

From 2002 to 2007 Brenden specialised in providing assurance and related services to small and medium public and private groups in a diverse range of industries, including consumer and industrial products, advertising and agriculture. More recently he has specialised in providing taxation, superannuation and other business services to privately held groups.

Brenden is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, a registered SMSF Auditor, and a Registered Tax Agent.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:bhughes@boroughs.net.au

Stephen Austin

Director

Stephen Austin

Business Services

Stephen has been a business services director since July 2008. He originally joined the firm in 2001 as part of the taxation advisory division and has more recently focused on business services clients that have specialised tax needs.

Prior to joining the firm, Stephen conducted his own private practice as well as acting as the Group Financial Controller for his family’s manufacturing and distribution business prior to its sale.

He has wide experience in taxation advisory, accounting, superannuation, family office and estate and succession planning matters.

Stephen is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, CPA Australia, a Chartered Tax Advisor with the Taxation Institute of Australia, a registered SMSF Auditor, Registered Tax Agent, and a Justice of the Peace (NSW).  He holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Management (with a sub major in Marketing), and a Diploma of Financial Planning.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:saustin@boroughs.net.au

Chris Allen

Director

Chris Allen

Business Services & Assurance

Chris has over 35 years’ experience in the profession, advising the SME sector on all aspects of taxation, accounting and business management, as well as conducting audits of large enterprises and foreign-controlled Australian companies under the Corporations Act.

He has undertaken valuations of SMEs for both family law and business sale purposes, as well as leading due diligence engagements for clients looking to acquire businesses. In both the audit and advisory areas, Chris has particular expertise across builders and developers, agribusiness, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors, aged care and health care service providers.

Prior to joining Boroughs in 2014, Chris spent 27 years with BDO and its predecessor firm PKF where he served on the firm’s executive in his capacity as Partner in Charge of the Private Client service line, as well as the firm’s National Head of Private Clients.

He is a registered company auditor, an approved SMSF auditor, a Registered Tax Agent and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand. He also holds a diploma in Financial Planning.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:callen@boroughs.net.au

Matthew Thorncraft

Director

Matthew Thorncraft

Business Services

With big four firm experience, Matthew has been a business services director since 2014.

Working with large privately-owned businesses, subsidiaries of multinational companies, entrepreneurs and high net wealth individuals, Matthew takes a proactive and hands-on approach to advising clients on the full suite of accounting, taxation and business-related matters.

Whilst industry experience is diverse, Matthew has extensive experience working with large privately held businesses operating in the property development and construction industries where he has acted as an outsourced CFO and provided finance function services.

Matthew is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, a Registered Tax Agent and member of the Tax Institute of Australia. He also holds a diploma in Financial Planning.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:mthorncraft@boroughs.net.au

Stephen Viski

Director

Stephen Viski

Business Services

Stephen is a business services director who joined the firm in 2013, previously having been part of a large mid-tier firm for over 10 years.

He has experience in all aspects of accounting, including statutory and management accounting, structuring, outsourcing and taxation compliance and advice. He has been involved in a broad range of clients in various industries, including aged care, property & construction, professional service providers, primary production and sport and entertainment.

Stephen is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and is a Registered Tax Agent. He also holds a diploma in Financial Planning.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:sviski@boroughs.net.au

Brian Vogel

Director

Brian Vogel

Business Services

Brian is a business services director who joined the firm in 1969.

He has extensive experience in accounting and business services. He also advises on taxation, superannuation and voluntary liquidations. He is corporate adviser to many substantial private investment and corporate groups.

He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, CPA Australia and is a Registered Tax Agent.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:bvogel@boroughs.net.au

Andrew Lam

Director

Andrew Lam

Tax

Andrew is a specialist tax director who joined the firm in July 2018. He has broad experience in providing corporates and individuals with general tax planning/restructuring advice and assisting with transactional tax planning including access to small business CGT concessions and conducting tax due diligence. He can also assist clients in tax controversy matters.  His clients include small and medium businesses, family groups, and not-for-profit entities.

Prior to joining Boroughs, Andrew led the specialist tax consulting team of another mid-tier chartered accounting firm. In previous roles, Andrew has progressed through the tax consulting teams of big 4 and mid-tier accounting firms and a top tier law firm.

Andrew is a chartered tax adviser of the Taxation Institute of Australia, an affiliate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, and a qualified solicitor, admitted to practice law in NSW. Andrew holds a combined Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/Law and a Masters of Laws.

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:alam@boroughs.net.au

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