WHAT WE OFFER

For all your tax accounting needs

No matter how small or large your tax related portfolio is,
we can assist. Discover what optimal efficiency and maximum returns are with our financial affairs review service.

With over 18 years of industry experience, we pride ourselves on service level and commitment to our clients. Integrity is a core value, with dedication and passion – valuing you and your business beyond the figures. You can feel confident that your taxation matters can be simplified and your benefits maximised.

Quarterly newsletters are issued via email with information about tax updates
and changes, industry news and general reminders.  Annual tax checklists are
also distributed to assist in making each process as simple as possible for you. 
An annual Budget translation summary is part of our correspondence schedule.
All appointment times are flexible to your needs, call us to discuss.

I highly recommend Olivia. She is an excellent accountant and tax agent. She provides a very professional, prompt service and excellent advice. P Corrigan True Local Review, 5 stars

Taxation and Accounting Services available

– All Tax Agent Services

– Payroll Services

– Registered ASIC Agent

– ABN Applications

– Company Creations

– Business Name Registration

– GST, PAYG, FTC Registration

– BAS & IAS preparation and lodgement

– Assistance with Workers Compensation Declarations

– Financing options and analysis

– General Bookkeeping and Data Entry

– Preparation of Financial Statements

– Preparation of Cash Flow Statements

– Tax Planning

– End of financial year adjustments and rollovers

– All ATO correspondence, including objections and audits

– Investment Return Analysis

– Budgeting, Forecasting and Projections

– Reconciliations

– SMSF creations, advice, strategy, accounting and taxation
   (through a superannuation specialist)

Dedicated Service at Reasonable Rates

Call us now to discuss 1300 780 881

SIMPLify tax

Why use a tax agent? No more tax hassles!

Convoluted

Complexity is one of the biggest problems of the Australian taxation system.
The authorities had a crack at simplifying it a few years ago and got nowhere.
If you are thinking of sorting it out yourself, you not only have to be on top of income but also capital gains.

Deductible

The cost of having a return completed by an agent is deductible in the following financial year, so that helps soften the blow when you are handing over your payment.

A bit of slack

You get more time to lodge when you are with an agent. Many taxpayers who hire one will have until March 31, or May 15, before they must lodge their previous financial year’s return. This means they have nine months from July 1 to lodge.
But if you decide to file on your own, the Australian Taxation Office deadline is October 31. And late lodgement can incur penalties.

Registration

The ATO has a compulsory registration system for tax agents. To become one,
a person must have studied Australian tax and commercial law, plus basic accountancy principles. There are also continuing education requirements.
Only registered agents are allowed to charge a fee for preparing a return or transacting matters on behalf of a client.

Professional assistance

If you do develop problems with the Tax Office, it is comforting to have a professional to state your case, given they are far more experienced at dealing
with the ATO and have their own priority access for direct communications.

I would highly recommend Olivia Grant for all your Accountancy needs. She’s an amazing accountant, and really looks after her clients with personalised service, which is very difficult to find in today’s business. She keeps her clients up 
to date with new rulings etc, and makes good suggestions and gives sound advice. Sonya B True Local Review, 5 stars
No problems, easy to deal with and adaptable to the level of service I required. Very knowledgeable on all the latest tax rulings and laws. Finally, an accountant that I can have peace of mind with. MMIC True Local Review, 5 stars

Article from: The Australian Financial Review's Smart Investor

resources

Useful links

For further updates and useful articles, ‘Like’ our facebook page, or contact us to be included on our email list.

Frequently asked questions

How soon can I get an appointment?

We can generally arrange appointments within a two week time frame, simply contact us via email or phone to arrange your appointment.

Do you hold onto my tax refund?

No, we do not hold your refund, the ATO will issue your tax refund directly into your nominated bank account to assist in reduction of any delays.

How long will my refund take?

Once we have lodged the tax return (electronically) we expect refunds to be processed within 14 days, however clients have reported receiving refunds within 7 days.

Why would my refund be delayed?

Sometimes, returns take longer to process than the timeframes listed above. Returns can be delayed for a number of reasons. Some of the most common reasons are:

  • you have recently lodged tax returns for previous years
  • you currently have a debt with the ATO
  • you are under an Insolvency administration, e.g. bankruptcy or debt arrangement
  • the ATO need to check information with other Australian Government agencies such as the Department of Human Services including Centrelink, Child Support or Family Assistance Office
  • the ATO need to verify the information you have provided, including spouse details and private health insurance information or cross check the information with data from their systems.

Do you take the payment of fees from the tax refund?

To ensure you receive your refund as quickly as possible, we have the ATO make payment directly to your nominated bank account, therefore your refund is not intercepted in anyway. The payment of our fees is a separate payment payable within 7 days of the invoice date via bank transfer, cash or eftpos. Our fees are fully tax deductible next financial year.

 

Do you accept card payment?

Yes, we have an eftpos mobile merchant machine to accept debit and credit cards. A surcharge of 1.5% is applicable for all credit card payments. Unfortunately AMEX and DINERS are not accepted.

What if I am not local to your office?

We can arrange phone, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom appointments to save you having to physically come into the office, we have many interstate clients that we communicate with whilst maintaining our high level of customer service.

But I am years behind in lodgements?

We are here to help, so don’t be concerned, we are able to assist you in getting all your tax obligations in order and up-to-date, whether you are in business (small or complex), managing investments or working for a wage, we are able to assess your current situation and resolve it as efficiently as possible.

Can I go back and fix an error in a tax lodgement?

The ATO allow 2 years from the original issued notice of assessment date to amend individual tax returns. There is also a 4 year period to amend Business Activity Statements, simply get in touch and we can check the dates to confirm if an amendment is eligible. Other amendments (outside of suggested time frames) can be processed through an objection with the ATO in certain circumstances, contact us to discuss further.

What is the best way to contact you?

Email is the best contact form, drop us a line info@ocgrant.com.au

How much will it cost?

We can email you a fee schedule as a guide for expected fees, basic individual tax returns start from $154 (inc gst).

client business directory

Here are a few of the small businesses that;

– we openly support

– we help grow

– we happily service

– we respectfully admire

– we walk alongside and

– we list proudly.

OC Grant explain the accounting and finance issues to me in a language that I can easily understand. It’s awesome that they are the accountant for my business – and that I do not have be an accountant to understand their advice. Gary Gaskell Google Review, 5 stars
ABOUT US

Our Business began in Sydney, moved to Brisbane, and services clients around Australia. Olivia is the main tax advisor, she coordinates work with other professionals as required.

Her focus is on communication and efficiency, displaying genuine dedication, providing a high level of service at more than reasonable rates.

Olivia has over 18 years experience in the industry, specializing primarily in taxation for small businesses and individuals; she understands the importance of ‘getting it right’. Taxation is a necessity; however it is generally confusing and is constantly changing. Allow a specialist to remove the hassle and explain the options available to you, assisting in minimizing tax and optimizing refunds whilst putting your needs first.

 

Olivia and her team are great! They are very knowledgeable and always make time to be available to provide advice on our tax obligations and work with us to find the best solution. We previously used a large firm in the city to manage our personal and company accounting requirements. We are very happy with the change as we have the same level of service and no longer pay extra for their offices River Views! If you’re looking for a new accountant – I'd recommend giving them a call. Mick Pointing Google Review, 5 stars

Olivia’s Qualifications

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Executive, Business Administration and Management General (not yet completed)

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) Accounting,
GPA 6.0 (eligible for honors)

Registered Tax Agent
(Tax Practioners Board – Australia)

TAI PAL Fellow Member – Taxpayers Australia

Associate Member – The Tax Institute (Australia)

MIPA AFA – Member: Institute of Public Accountants

Meet the Team

Olivia

Principal Accountant

Vicky

Senior Accountant

Corey

Assistant Accountant
& IT Manager

Karen

Office Administration

CONTACT US

1300 780 881

info@ocgrant.com.au

 

PO Box 672
The Gap, QLD 4061

After using another tax accountant for many years with varying results we tried OC Tax Agents and Accountants. Olivia is without question the most knowledgeable and effective tax accountant that we have ever used. We have a mixed portfolio of property, super and shares, and she was able to identify thousands of dollars of low risk, legitimate savings that others had missed. Additionally, we have found Olivia’s advice with respect to longer term strategies to minimalise tax in varying investment areas to be very balanced, evidence based and practical. Seldom have we met an individual who is so across her area of expertise and so efficient. We place a very high value on Olivia’s contribution to achieving our financial goals. Jenny McConachy
Google Review, 5 stars

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

© Olivia C Grant 2020   Website by Smarta by Design