Tax crime in Australia can range from the deliberate evasion of tax obligations, to minor violations of the tax laws by people who do not fully understand their obligations. We regularly represent clients at the District Court who are being prosecuted by the ATO for failing to lodge their tax returns. A prosecution for failure to lodge a tax return is a strict liability offence. This means that the only course of action is to plead guilty. However, in appropriate circumstances, we have been very successful in obtaining a section 19B order, with no conviction recorded. Moreover, we have been very successful in obtaining reduced fines for our clients. The maximum fine for each count is $3,000 for the first offence, and $5,000 for every other offence. We have obtained fines as low as $500 for our clients.

Need tax help?

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.

Need tax help?

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.

Satisfied Clients

Speedy, Efficient, Friendly

My experience with Tania has been nothing short of awesome. Her expertise, her experience, her speedy work, and her cheery and pragmatic approach has been instrumental in giving us the direction we needed with our case. Tania is a superstar and we love working with her.

Brendan P—March 2015

Wish we had found you earlier

Thank you so much for your help. I just wish we had found you two years ago when we first starting having problems with the Tax Office.

Maria M—February 2015

Thanks for ATO tax advice

Dear Tania, thanks for your help. You have been instrumental in keeping my spirits high these past few weeks as the ATO enquiry was one of many issues I had to deal with at present.

When it comes to tax correspondence and official dealings with the ATO the usual anecdote is always to seek expert advice, but advice given is only one part of the story. The personable approach, understanding of your clients’ pain points and delivering on that developed empathy is many times more valuable in effect than perhaps the advice itself.

You aced that approach when dealing with my situation, understood my story and went far beyond the mile or service benchmark that I would normally expect any professional consultant would go to.

So, in that regards, I unreservedly am happy to recommend you to any contact I know who wants to get the right advice and in a way that he or she are also satisfied with the interaction.

Bob Walters—February 2019

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

Responsive, knowledgeable tax advice

I searched for a long time for responsive, knowledgeable tax advice.  I finally found it with Waterhouse Lawyers.

I had very technical matters to address, and Tania Waterhouse invested many more hours than I paid for, and successfully resolved the issues.  I am very happy with the outcome.

Equally valuable was the personal touch Tania brought to our interactions.  I will use Waterhouse Lawyers’ services for all my future needs.

I unreservedly recommend them for any taxation matters.

Reid

Reid M—July 2016

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