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Taxation

Taxation

Taxation Consulting Services

Navigating the maze of federal and state taxation legislation and keeping up-to-date with changes can be time-consuming and overwhelming. You could also be missing out on rebates and incentives.

Let Bentley’s tax consulting specialists help to ensure that both you and your business are not paying any more tax than is necessary while at the same time minimising and appropriately managing your tax risk.

Bentleys’ tax consulting team have skills and experience in all areas of federal and state taxation to ensure you obtain the best tax outcomes. 

Our tax consulting services include:

  • Providing practical advice and assistance with respect to all federal and state taxes including income tax, GST, Payroll Tax, FBT, Land Tax, Stamp Duty, Customs Duty and Excise.
  • Providing advice on the appropriate business structure whether in Australia or overseas.
  • Reviewing and restructuring your business to achieve better tax outcomes now and in the future.
  • Advising on business acquisitions and disposals including undertaking tax due diligence.
  • Assisting with ATO audits and reviews, objections, private ruling applications and dispute resolution.
  • Providing executive remuneration services for domestic and overseas employees.
  • Undertaking prudential reviews for income tax, GST, FBT and payroll tax.
  • Reviewing overseas structures and transactions including consideration of transfer pricing, thin capitalisation, withholding tax and import valuation issues.
 
For help with all your taxation needs, contact a Bentleys Advisor near you.

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Michael Ruggiero

Managing Partner, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
Energetic leader of Bentleys SA, Michael actively advises a broad range of organisations, at all stages of the business lifecycle, to support their development.

Peta Grenfell

Managing Director, Caloundra, QLD +61 7 5436 0300
Peta is the Managing Director of the Bentleys Sunshine Coast office and works closely with clients in many industries.

Ben Cameron

Managing Partner, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Ben Cameron is the Managing Partner of Bentleys Brisbane and head of the firm’s specialist Agribusiness Team.

Kevin Cranfield

Director, Business Services, Audit, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0702
Kevin Cranfield is a founder and Managing Director of the Sydney practice and a member of the Bentleys Australia Board. With a diverse client base, Kevin specialises in Business Advisory and Audit services.

John Delmo

Managing Partner, Melbourne, VIC +61 3 9018 4666
John Delmo is the Managing Partner of McLean Delmo Bentleys. John has more than 30 years’ experience in professional and commercial accounting.

Nigel Banks

Director, Business Services, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0701
The Chairman and founder of the Sydney practice, Nigel Banks specialises in Business Advisory, assisting high-net-worth individuals and SMEs. Nigel also represents Asia Pacific as a Board Member of Kreston International.

Cristina Clemente

Director, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
Cristina supports small to medium sized businesses in achieving their goals and aspirations. She provides advice to a wide range of clients, including primary producers, service providers and investors.

Robert Tenbensel

Director, Hobart, TAS +61 3 6242 7013
With more than 25 years of professional experience as an insolvency practitioner and business advisor, Robert has extensive experience in managing, restructuring, valuing and selling businesses and their underlying entities.

David Taylor

Partner, Melbourne, VIC +61 3 9018 4666
David Taylor consults on taxation and financial matters to a range of small to medium size enterprises and high wealth individuals. He is the Partner in Charge of the Estate and Succession Planning division of our practice.

Jamie Bishop

Partner, Melbourne, VIC +61 3 9018 4666
Jamie Bishop is a Partner and has over 16 years’ experience in public practice and has been with the firm since 1999.

Carlo Negri

Director, Hobart, TAS +61 3 6242 7000
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Chris Dumas

Director, Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW +61 2 4940 6100
Chris has a wealth of experience and technical knowledge in the construction and engineering industries, registered clubs, wholesale and manufacturing and many other small to medium business specialities

Peppe Fusco

Director, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
A senior business advisor and a leader of Bentleys SA, Peppe provides strategic and practical support to support growth and development of enterprises.

Tim Siebert

Director, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
Tim works closely with a broad range of enterprises to support their ongoing success. Tim believes access to timely information is critical for informed decisions and management of business risk.

James Hyett

Partner, Melbourne, VIC +61 3 9018 4666
James is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 0957324).

Edi Carlesso

Director, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
Holding positions of leadership in South Australia and on the National Board, Edi actively supports a diverse client base and contributes to the development of the Bentleys brand.

Bob Evett

Director, Audit, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0716
As the lead Audit and Assurance Director in Sydney, Bob has over 30 years experience in Business Advisory and Audit services. Bob's specialties include clients in the Charities and Not-For-Profit sector.

James Allen

Director, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
With a passion for entrepreneurism and a background in agribusiness, James supports a diverse range of clients in their growth and development.

Brendon Murray

Partner, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Brendon Murray is a Partner in the Business Services division of Bentleys Chartered Accountants. He has been with Bentleys since 2002.

David Spurritt

Director, Taxation Services, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
David is the leader of our taxation consulting team. David supports a diverse range of enterprises, and is a specialist in the manufacturing and property sectors.

Colin Chirgwin

Director, Taxation, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0703
As a founder and Director of the Sydney practice Colin Chirgwin leads the Taxation Consulting Group. Colin has over 30 years experience delivering specialist tax advice to local and international clients.

Fab Fanayan

Director, Taxation & Business Services, Perth, Perth, WA +61 8 9226 4500
“I love working closely with my clients and being part of their success! Giving client’s peace of mind that their financial affairs are in order and being their trusted advisor is what I enjoy”

Karen Gambles

Director, Ulverstone, TAS 1300 361 346
Karen Gambles is a CPA with over 10 years’ experience in the public accounting industry and a number of years’ experience prior to that in education, government business enterprises and private business.

Paul Mazzachi

Director, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Director, SA +61 8 8372 7900
A senior member of the Bentleys SA team, Paul works closely with his clients to support their growth and development.

Chris Hope

Director, Business Services, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0704
As a founder and Director of Bentleys Sydney, Chris specialises in Business Advisory services and advises clients across all types of family and business structures in the SME market.

Rick Basheer

Director, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
Rick is a senior business advisor who specialises in providing advice to the hospitality industry, particularly in the areas of food, beverage and gaming.

David Wilson

Managing Director, Hobart, TAS +61 3 6242 7000
‘I particularly enjoy assisting people with making their businesses successful which in turn opens up many options for them in their personal lives.’

Sam Woods

Director, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
Sam has significant expertise in primary production across a broad range of industry sectors, including cattle, sheep, wineries and viticulture.

Tina Polimeni

Partner, Melbourne, VIC 03 9018 4666
Tina Polimeni is a Partner with more than 25 years’ experience in management consulting, taxation, strategic business planning and structuring, business valuations and computer system evaluation and review.

Lauren Welk

Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Lauren Welk is a Director at Bentleys within the Business Services division. Lauren has over fifteen years' experience specialising in business advisory and tax planning services.

Jannie van Deventer

Director, Business Services, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0706
Jannie is a Business Services Director, specialising in outsourced services for Australian subsidiaries and branches of overseas companies.

Roger Thompson

Director, Auckland, New Zealand +64 9 600 3902
Roger Thompson is a director of the Auckland practice and one of the firm’s founders. He leads the taxation, trusts and corporate administration teams.

Heath Shonhan

Partner, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Heath is a Business Advisory Partner in Brisbane. His national and international experience is underpinned by specialist focus in industries including health and aged care, family-owned businesses and community organisations.

Dean Steer

Partner, Tax, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Dean is a Partner in the tax consulting division in Brisbane, with specialist expertise in corporate taxation.

Peter Tran

Partner, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Peter is a Partner in the Business Services Division of Bentleys. He is a Chartered Accountant with more than fourteen years’ experience in the accounting profession. Peter joined Bentleys in 1998.

Alan Ling

Partner, Melbourne, VIC +61 3 9018 4666
Alan Ling is a Partner and leads McLean Delmo Bentleys' International Business services.

Sharon Winter

Tax Partner, Melbourne, VIC (03) 9018 4666
Sharon commenced in public practice in 1993 and spent the first 22 years of her career with Big 4 accounting firms. She joined McLean Delmo Bentleys as a Tax Partner in October 2015.

Adam Roberts

Partner, Melbourne, VIC +61 3 9018 4666
Adam is a Chartered Accountant with more than 27 years’ experience in audit and business services.

Jon Carcich

Director, Taxation & Business Services, Perth, Perth, WA +61 8 9226 4500
“I get a real buzz when I coach a company through a particularly difficult time and see the management success and reach their business goals”

Jake Selinger

Director, Business Services, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0760
With more than 42 years experience in Business Advisory and Audit, Jake Selinger joined Bentleys in 2013 as a Director after merging his practice, Selingers Chartered Accountants.

Tim Lack

Director, Hobart, TAS +61 3 6242 7062
As a director in the business services division, Tim advises a wide range of clients with varying business structures in the small-to-medium enterprise market, as well as individuals requiring expert assistance with their taxation affairs.

Andrew Keily

Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Andrew is a Director in the Business Services Division at Bentleys. He joined the firm in 2005.

Leonie Taylor

Partner, Caloundra, QLD +61 7 5436 0300
After joining Bentleys in 1979, Leonie was appointed associate in 1988 and admitted to partnership in 1991.

Gary Olsen

Director, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
A seasoned business advisor and skilled mentor, Gary works closely with a broad range of organisations and individuals to support their longer-term financial success.

Harold Lourie

Partner, Melbourne, VIC +61 3 9018 4666
Harold provides professional and personal services to a wide variety of business and high wealth individual clients including business structuring, taxation, management consulting, accounting and executorships.

Jodi Lupton

Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Jodi is a Director in the Business Advisory division, and is a Self- Managed Superannuation Specialist.

Leonie Taylor

Partner, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
After joining Bentleys in 1979, Leonie was appointed associate in 1988 and admitted to partnership in 1991.

Brendon Murray

Partner, Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast, QLD +61 7 5436 0300
Brendon Murray is a Partner in the Business Services division of Bentleys Chartered Accountants. He has been with Bentleys since 2002.

Tina Kiernan

Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Tina is a Director in the Business Services division of Bentleys, and has been with the firm since 2000.

Roger Ellinson

Director, Business Services, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0700
Roger Ellinson joined Bentleys in 2013 as a Director in Business Advisory and Audit services. With over 32 years experience, Roger has particular expertise in the Health and Aged Care sector.

Ross Prosper

Director, Taxation & Business Services, Perth, Perth, WA +61 8 9226 4500
“I enjoy tucking into complex tax legislation, seeing how it all fits together, then coming up with user friendly advice for my clients.”

Ryan Rostron

Associate Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Ryan joined Bentleys in 2007. He is a Chartered Accountant and an Associate Director in the Business Services division.

Scott Field

Associate Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Scott is an Associate Director within the Business Services division of Bentleys. He has over eleven years experience in the accounting profession.

Gemma Cook

Associate Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
With over 10 years of experience in the accounting profession, Gemma provides business and taxation advice to private and family owned business, small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and high net wealth individuals.

Rohan Dunsdon

Associate Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Rohan is an Associate Director and an active member of the Bentleys Agribusiness specialist team. He is a key member of the team for advising on large scale transactions in the cattle industry.

Michael Senchenko

Client Director, Business Services, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0726
As a Business Services Client Director, Michael is responsible for a wide variety of clients, including all types of family structures and business groups including foreign subsidiaries and branches of international companies.

Jamie Rossington

Associate Director, Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW +61 2 4940 6100
Jamie has a background in large supermarket chain management so understands the logistics of running staff, inventory and supply chains.

Sharon Waldron

Associate Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Sharon is an Associate Director within the Bentley’s Business Services division. She joined Bentleys in 1998.

Michael McClaren

Senior Consultant, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
A senior member of the Bentleys SA team and agribusiness specialist, Michael McClaren's extensive experience includes taxation and business advisory, litigation support, audit and assurance.

Peta Bourne

Associate Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Peta Bourne is an Associate Director within the Business Services division of Bentleys. She joined Bentleys in 2004 as an undergraduate and has qualifications in Business and Information Technology.

Ulli Bendle

Consultant, Caloundra, QLD +61 7 5436 0300
Ulli joined the Sunshine Coast office in 1983 and has over thirty years experience in the region.

Matina Politis

Senior Manager, Business Services, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0723
As a Business Services Manager, Matina is responsible for a wide variety of clients, including High-Net-Worth individuals, professionals, and small-medium size family businesses.

Mai Quang

Senior Manager, Business, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0724
Mai is a business services manager, responsible for a wide variety of clients including high net worth individuals, professionals, small-medium size enterprises and Not-For-Profit entities.

Andrew Bertoia

Senior Manager, Business Services, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0713
Andrew is a business services manager, specialising in providing taxation and accounting services for clients in the middle market.

Jeremy Elias

Senior Manager, Business Services, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0737
Jeremy is a Business Advisory Senior Manager providing taxation, accounting, and business consulting to clients from a broad cross-section of industries.

Shane Brennan

Senior Manager, Business Services, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0730
Shane is a Business Advisory Senior Manager, specialising in providing taxation and accounting and strategic business advice for clients in the middle market.

Nicole Burton

Manager, Tax, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Nicole joined Bentleys in 2007. Initially Nicole worked in the Business Advisory Services division before moving into the Taxation Consulting division.

Cheryl Lee

Client Manager, Hobart, TAS +61 3 6242 7053
Cheryl has over 35 years experience in the accounting area and has experience in accounting and taxation, including research and development, basic auditing and superannuation.

Bryn Phillpot-Evans

Manager, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
With a passion for entrepreneurism and assisting in business growth, Bryn supports a diverse range of clients in their strategies and development.

Teresa Marsoke

Manager, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Teresa is a Manager within Bentleys Business Services division and has over 14 years experience in the accounting profession.

Eric Ballard

Manager, Taxation & Business Services, Perth, Perth, WA +61 8 9226 4500
“I enjoy the challenge of continually improving on the quality of the financial advice that I provide and seeing the positive impact that this can have on our clients”

Janelle Preston

Manager, Caloundra, QLD +61 7 5436 0300
Janelle is a Manager with more than 30 years industry experience. She is an SMSF specialist.

Luke Mulheran

Manager, Caoundra, QLD + 61 7 5436 0300
Luke has been with the Sunshine Coast team since 2008 and has a multi-disciplinary background.

Max Kim

Manager, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
As a business advisor with experience in a broad range of organisations and industries, Max uses fresh ideas and strategic thinking to design solutions for his clients.

Tanya Bowen

Manager, Taxation & Business Services, Perth, Perth, WA +61 8 9226 4500
I enjoy helping clients with the complex tax requirements faced by businesses, so they can focus on growing their business

Margaret Tanwan

Manager, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Margaret commenced work with Bentleys in the Business Services division in 1983 and was appointed a manager of the firm in 1989.

Bradley Raw

Manager, Superannuation Services, Perth, WA +61 8 9226 4500
I really enjoy working collaboratively with my clients to work through any issues they have.

Liz McCabe

Associate, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
An experienced business advisor, Liz has local and international experience across a broad range of industry sectors.