HASSLE FREE TAX SOLUTIONS
SPECIALISING IN SMALL BUSINESSES & INDIVIDUALS
Call us on 1300 780 881
What we offer
For all your tax accounting needs
OC Grant explain the accounting and finance issues to me in a language that I can easily understand. Its awesome that they are the accountant for my business - and that I do not have be an accountant to understand their advice.
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
– SMSF creations, advice, strategy, accounting and taxation
(through a superannuation specialist)
Dedicated Service at Reasonable Rates
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Why use a tax agent? No more tax hassles!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Olivia and her team have helped me navigate my business and personal tax returns for the past few years. I'm always massively impressed by the speed and attention to detail they bring to deliver a fast, headache-free and positive outcome. Excellent communication, genuine care and expertise, highly competitive rates and thoroughly nice people to do business with!
O C Grant assisted me to lodge a very complicated cryptocurrency tax return for my trading business. Olivia and Corey went above and beyond to find solutions to my queries. They were also very helpful in lodging my personal tax returns. Highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a professional tax agent who provides hassle free tax returns.
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 Services Australia, 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 or Microsoft Teams 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 email@example.com
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).
October 2023 Issue
Olivia and her team are great! They are very knowledgeable and always make time to be available tb 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.
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 – Tax & Super Australia
Associate Member – The Tax Institute (Australia)
MIPA AFA – Member: Institute of Public Accountants
Meet the Team
Assistant Accountant & IT Manager