How we can help
Our range of videos demonstrate how we can help you with your tax affairs
Waterhouse Lawyers are expert tax lawyers.
Tania Waterhouse, the firm’s principal, is a former ATO director, with specialist knowledge of all tax matters.
The Waterhouse team are all passionate about tax law and wanting to help their clients.
Our range of videos show how we can help you with your tax affairs.
Managing ATO audits and disputes
What do you do when the ATO comes knocking on your client’s door? High wealth individuals and SMEs – often your best clients – are the most likely targets. Learn the best way to handle an audit based on the inside knowledge of a 40-year ATO veteran and former Deputy Commissioner.
- Find out how to ensure your clients receive a fair go during an audit
- Understand the mindset of ATO officials and what they are looking for
- Discover how to present the best possible face to increase the chance of a successful, quick outcome
Being served with a ATO notice is worrying at the best of times – even more so if you have a tax debt and you cannot pay immediately.
We understand the trauma of receiving a debt notice from the ATO. We can help you to enter into a payment plan, or seek a remission of interest. We can also help explore alternative options.
All of our clients appreciate our sensitive and caring approach to their tax crisis. They have all stated how relieved they are to have sought our assistance.
This video shows you how we can help in this situation.
Australians working overseas need to know whether they are a resident or non-resident of Australia. This will determine their tax liability in Australia.
Just because you are working living and working full time doesn’t mean you are automatically a non-resident. There are a number of factors that need to be taken into account.
We have particular expertise with crew on superyachts, pilots, IT workers and can help determine your tax residency status.
See our video for more information.
High Wealth Individuals
High Wealth Individuals in Australia need to structure their affairs in the most tax advantageous manner.
Likewise an offshore investor in Australia needs to understand their taxation obligations if they invest in Australia.
Here we discuss how we can help your entity to structure your taxation affairs or give advice on investing in Australia.
If you disagree with a tax assessment you are entitled to make an objection to that decision. We can prepare an objection which puts your case in the most favourable light possible. We have a very high success rate in the outcome of objection decisions.
Being audited is a particularly stressful experience. Taxpayers unintentionally give the wrong message because, for instance, they may not understand the auditor’s queries, perhaps due to language difficulties. We can help reduce that stress by liaising directly with the ATO and ensuring that the taxpayer’s affairs are being accurately represented to the ATO.
To learn more, see our video.
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.
Can’t express how grateful I am
Thank you again so much Tania.
I can’t express how grateful I am.
You’ve turned everything around for my daughters and I, after a very difficult couple of years
Fantastic knowledge and professionalism
Good Morning Paul,
Just wanted to pass on our appreciation for assisting us today and supporting our company with the ATO interview, your professionalism and knowledge was fantastic, thank you.
We understand it’s still along way away but we feel comfortable that we have selected the right professionals for the long task ahead.
In disbelief at the positive ATO experience
I slept well last night for the first time in a long time, after which this morning, feeling rested was almost like a strange experience!
Many many thanks for co-ordinating such a positive and eventful meeting with the ATO. I was still in disbelief after we left, not only at the extraordinariness of the synchronicities that became apparent, but also at how everybody worked collaboratively towards a favourable resolution.
You were right in advising me the way you did beforehand, and I am tremendously grateful for that.
I’m looking forward to resolving all this soon and getting back on track with timely lodgement of my returns as and when they are due from now on.
Thank you again Tania, for your continued good work.
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.
Thank you Pious for today. Both you and Michael were excellent in the meeting with ATO. As a matter of fact everyone at Waterhouse Tax Lawyers I have dealt with has been outstanding in making sense of all this.
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