Tax

“Tax-effective legal solutions tailored to unique and differing circumstances; this is the difference that Argyle Lawyers can make.”

The Argyle Lawyers Tax Team is led by Morris Maroon, a former corporate tax partner of a Big 4 chartered accounting firm, and Peter Bobbin, the Australian Tax Institute’s 2015 SME Tax Adviser of the Year; each with 30 years plus experience!

Our Tax Team of six tax lawyers means we have depth of skill and resources to achieve outcomes.

Our Tax Team talks and understands accounting from their respective time in the Big 4 chartered accounting firms.  University level teaching and studies in Masters of Laws, Masters of Tax and CA also combine to equip our tax lawyers with technical expertise of Australian and international taxation laws to enable delivery of practical solutions tailored to each client’s unique circumstances.

We pride ourselves in working closely with our clients (either directly or via their professional advisors) to achieve their objectives.  Our clients include multinational companies, Australian listed and private companies, family groups, high net wealth individuals and their professional advisers.

At Argyle Lawyers you can enjoy the same thinking that is in demand in national conferences for recognised accounting, financial planning, superannuation and taxation associations across Australia and is quoted in leading national and professional magazines.

We can advise and assist you on all aspects of Australian and international tax laws, including:

For international and Australian enterprises

  • Advising on corporate tax and international taxation matters, including tax consolidation, tax loss testing, permanent establishments and inbound & outbound investments
  • International tax planning & tax efficient structuring
  • Providing tax advice and drafting & reviewing legal documentation in respect of proposed transactions, M&A deals & tax due diligence work
  • Drafting & reviewing legal documentation on internal tax risk management and policies
  • Advising on income tax, capital gains tax, stamp duty, GST, payroll tax, fringe benefit tax, land tax and superannuation guarantee charge matters
  • Providing legal support for internal and external accountants in undertaking any of the foregoing work under legal professional privilege

For high net wealth individuals/families, family groups, individuals and expatriates

  • Strategic and effective tax planning to facilitate achievement of personal, business and career objectives
  • Superannuation planning
  • Division 7A planning
  • Creation of tax-effective personal and business tax structures including trusts, partnerships, family offices and corporate arrangements for asset protection and wealth preservation
  • Tax residency risk reviews
  • Personal and business succession planning
  • Tax assistance with testamentary trusts
  • Applications for private binding tax rulings
  • Tax, risk and commercial considerations when selling or purchasing a business.
  • Personal tax planning for expatriates and globally mobile high net wealth individuals
  • Assistance with tax returns (trusts, SMSFs, individuals)
  • Supporting your professional advisers on any of the foregoing matters under legal professional privilege

In the area of negotiations with revenue authorities including tax controversy

  • Strategic negotiation with revenue authorities (including the ATO and the OSR) on granting of rulings, tax risk reviews, tax audits, objections and the negotiation of your tax debts
  • Representing you in litigation against revenue authorities at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, State Supreme Courts, the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia
  • Guidance and/or practical management of applications of rulings, reviews, audits and objections processes
  • Strategic review of a client’s tax position and testing the strength of technical positions
  • Providing legal advice on your rights and obligations
  • Preparation and submission of voluntary disclosures
  • Supporting your professional advisers on any of the foregoing matters under legal professional privilege

Enjoy the tax peace of mind of having Argyle on your side.

Argyle Lawyers is the home of The Tax Institute’s 2015 SME Tax Adviser of the Year