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.

client consulting with tania waterhouse in the office - Tax Lawyer Sydney Melbourne

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

Professional team with solid tax law experience

Hi Tania

Many thanks to you and your team for resolving the issue we had with the tax office. It was a long standing issue that had escalated. The matter was resolved quickly and efficiently by Waterhouse Lawyers.

We can’t recommend Waterhouse Tax Lawyers highly enough. They are a professional team with solid experience in tax law. We were in constant communication and supported through the whole process. What was a stressful situation was calmed by good communication with all parties and clear actions.

Thank you again,

Andrew

Andrew H—March 2017

So very Grateful.  Five Star Service in tax matter

After 13 years of not being aware of it, the ATO advised me of an issue… a financially crippling, life changing kind of issue.  Their timing was exceptional, with massive cutbacks at work, my employment future was uncertain, and a wife currently going through IVF the additional stress was almost unbearable.

I spent almost 6 months attempting to obtain the information I needed from the ATO with very little success.

In desperation I contacted Tania, and within a day of engaging her services she had cut to the core of the problem, obtained the information I had not been able to and explained clearly to me what the situation was.  Within a week she had investigated the options available to me, identified a recommended course of action and put me contact with the relevant people to assist.

Tania was extremely professional and empathetic, kept me updated constantly on her progress and achieved a favourable outcome.  My wife and I are so very grateful and it is an enormous relief to be able to put this behind us.

I would highly recommend Tania to anyone having tax issues of any kind.

Arran

Arran B—July 2015

Some sanity returns to my life

For many years I have lived overseas and paid tax in my country of family residence and employment. You can imagine my surprise when I received a letter from ATO suggesting I might owe a return for the past 2 years including a list of overseas income. Alarm bells rang as I did indeed owe some returns, but fixing the issue opened a whole Pandora’s Box of issues that I knew could only be solved by a professional expert in Taxation Law.

I trolled the Internet for hours looking for a Tax Lawyer in my home city, most of whom were from very big firms. When I came upon Waterhouse Lawyers I immediately felt that I had found the right people even though we were miles apart. I engaged Tania and her team without a moment’s hesitation and was on board as a client minutes after discussion with one of her team.

Tania and her team have exceeded my expectations in all respects. At last I can sleep at night and find speaking to them a bright spot in my day. They quickly put me at ease by breaking down my issues into separate parts and providing solutions for each. Their honesty and really profession approach to client interactions is enhanced with their ability to make you feel that they are part of your family and really do care about outcomes that are in your best interest rather than feeding the corporate revenue stream.

I unreservedly commend Tania and her team to anyone with a Tax related issue.

Philip K—November 2015

Exceptional Service and Tax Knowledge

I am delighted with the results Tania has achieved in dealing with the Australian Taxation Office. My matter was complex.However, Tania was quick to understand the issues and able to prepare a strategy for my approval. Once I approved the strategy Tania immediately went to work and achieved a result my previous lawyers had not thought possible.

I believe Tania is a very intelligent and honest person. She has a great sense of intuition and a very commercial approach.  She also has a sense of urgency and diplomacy found only in a rare few.

Tania takes a pragmatic approach to solutions.  She has a very approachable manner and does not become intimidated by aggressive and complex situations.

I have no hesitation in recommending Tania to anyone needing assistance with their taxation matters.

Graeme

Graeme N—November 2014

What a relief

Tania, I am so very grateful for all your help over the past few months. Things turned out as I had hoped, but much better than expected. My sister will also be happy because she was concerned for me.

Thank you, thank you and thanks again. I just let out a huge exhale for I was almost holding my breath.

Of course I will be pleased to recommend you to others.

Lisa B—April 2015

Credentials

Recognition

Law Council of Australia logo - Tax Lawyer Sydney Melbourne
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