About Us

Who we are

Waterhouse Lawyers is a boutique law firm specialising in all tax matters.

We are passionate about tax and are at the forefront of the constantly changing tax laws. We have high level legal technical skills necessary to resolve your matter. You can rest assured you are in the best possible hands with us.

Tania Waterhouse leads the team. As well as being a former Director at the ATO she has almost twenty years’ legal experience dealing solely in tax.

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Need tax advice?

We are here to help when your tax or superannuation affairs become overwhelming.

We can liaise with the ATO if you are being audited; obtain a payment plan for a tax debt; and represent you in a tax court case.

Why Us?

Expect something different

When you come to us, expect something different.

  • We care about all of our clients and have been successful in obtaining very positive outcomes for the large majority of them.
  • We pride ourselves on our availability and timely response to clients.
  • Our service is exceptional and our fees are competitive.

We take control of your taxation affairs as if they were ours, creating lifelong, long term relationships with you. Expect a lawyer who loves what they do and is passionate about it. It goes without saying that we are excellent at what we do. But for us, the most important thing is that we care about you.

Whether your taxation matter is large or small, simple or complex, Waterhouse Lawyers have the expertise and experience to help you.

Effective Tax Planning

Need tax advice?

How we can help

We can liaise with the ATO if you are being audited; obtain a payment plan for a tax debt; and represent you in a tax court case.

Testimonials

SATISFIED CLIENTS

Thank you Waterhouse Tax Lawyers

I cannot recommend Waterhouse Lawyers highly enough. I am a tax agent and referred a client to the team at Waterhouse Lawyers who was in quite a bit of trouble after lodging numerous years of Income Tax returns very late but for good reason.

It was beyond me to try to tackle the issues we had with the ATO on our own. I was so relieved the first time I spoke with Tania, I just knew I could leave it in safe, capable hands. I was so confident after talking with her.

The staff handling everything communicated and updated us on the way and were a great support. We had an amazing outcome, but I knew they would achieve the result in the end, I just knew from the beginning.

You are all amazing there.

I hope not to use your services in future! But I am relaxed knowing there is a team out there that I can call on to assist any of my clients with the really big legal issues they have with the ATO.

Thank you all again. Thank you Tania. I hope we can keep in contact into the future.

Melissa P—November 2018

Very fortunate to find her

Tania, thank you sincerely for the result you have achieved with the ATO who carried out an audit on my 2002 return (in 2014!). This was an incredibly stressful time with no records, living in another country and an accountant who was very unhelpful.

You have achieved an amazing result, one which I could not have achieved without your professional help. My final ATO account was a mere 1.3% of the original ATO invoice. Now I can resume a normal life.

Sincerely,

Jasmine

Jasmine A—April 2015

Tax residency thank you

Dear Tania and team

I came to learn of my tax issues when I returned to Australia after having been working and living overseas. I had no prior communication with ATO so this matter took me by complete surprise. The internet was my first call and when I saw Waterhouse Lawyers I was immediately struck by their credibility that told me I had come to the right place.

From the very first enquiry Waterhouse Lawyer’s expertise on tax residence, experience and professionalism were simply impressive. Communication with Tania, Keerti and Amanda were focused and kind. With the ATO’s final positive decision all the charges and interests amounting to $107,000 were completely cleared. I am exceedingly grateful to Tania and her team and will gladly recommend Waterhouse Lawyers to anyone with tax issues.

Thank you so very much

John T—July 2020

Absolutely fate

Dear Tania

I cannot thank you and your team enough for the work undertaken to have my charges completely withdrawn during recent matters I was facing with the ATO. It was absolute fate that I contacted your office, but it was the best decision I could have made. From the very first phone call, you treated me with kindness and respect, despite the situation I had found myself in.

When one thinks of a Solicitor, it is easy to go straight to the stereotypical movie character with images of someone who is selfish, greedy and rude. But you, Tania, are the epitome of thoughtful, generous and compassionate and I will forever be in your debt for the kind and considered way you supported me from afar.

I highly recommend Waterhouse Lawyers to others who may be facing overwhelming situations regarding tax litigation, although, I hope to never require your services again!

Kindest Regards Tania,
Leisa F.

Leisa F – November 2020

Compassion & understanding

Tania, again I want to thank you not just for your outstanding advice but also your compassion and understanding towards the whole situation. What you do is change people’s lives for the better in many ways.

Thanks soooo very much again.

Bill L—February 2016

Credentials

Recognition

Law Council of Australia - Tax Lawyer Sydney Melbourne
law society of new south wales - Tax Lawyer Sydney Melbourne
the tax institute - Tax Lawyer Sydney Melbourne
Transfer Pricing Association Global logo - Tax Lawyer Sydney Melbourne