Tax law is the most complex set of regulations any Australian business must comply with. Tax issues affect nearly every strategic business decision you make, including how to best structure your business, sale and purchase of business or assets and raising capital. Even when you have a deal which you don’t believe raises major tax issues, you need a lawyer who knows for certain whether it does.

Tax is often imposed on transactions even though the taxpayer doesn’t receive any money. For example, if you transfer an asset from a trust to a company which you control to restructure your business, you may be liable for one or more of Capital Gains Tax, GST and Stamp Duty if you structure the deal in the wrong way. This is particularly so in the case of property developments where two or more parties are involved.

At Fortuna Legal we regularly work with accountants to advise on and document various tax matters, including the best tax structure for new business, restructuring businesses with poor tax outcomes and drafting tax-compliant agreements for a wide range of deals.

In addition to law degrees, of our lawyers either have, or are studying, specialist tax qualifications.

We can assist you with all your tax requirements, including:

  • Business Tax Structuring
  •  Capital Gains Tax
  •  Business Restructuring
  •  GST
  •  Stamp Duty
  •  Private Rulings
  •  Tax Disputes
  •  International Tax
  •  R&D Tax Claims
  • Tax-Effective Contracts
  •  Property Tax Structures
  •  Self-Managed Super
  •  Asset Transfers to SMSFs
  •  Payroll Tax
  •  Land Tax
  •  Tax Audits
  •  Employee Share Schemes
  •  ATO Prosecutions