Tax Compliance

Our team of professionals at Enterslice will help and guide you to successful tax compliance in Australia.

Package inclusions:
  • Direct and Indirect Tax Advice
  • International Tax Planning
  • Guidance in Tax Compliance
  • Corporate Tax Advice
  • Advice on various types of taxes in Australia
Tax Compliance

Overview of Tax Compliance in Australia

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) administers and enforces Australia's tax laws. The ATO facilitates tax collection, guarantees compliance with tax requirements, and advises taxpayers on their rights and responsibilities. Australia uses a progressive tax system, meaning that higher-income people pay more taxes. This strategy seeks to advance justice and lessen wealth disparity. A taxpayer's taxable income can be reduced by claiming various deductions and offsets. These could include, among other things, costs associated with employment, education, and investments.

Types of Taxes in Australia

  • Corporate Income Tax: Governments worldwide rely heavily on corporate income tax to fund public services and infrastructure expansion. The corporate income tax system in Australia is crucial to funding governmental operations. In Australia, corporate income taxes main goal is to bring in money for the government. In Australia, the typical corporate income tax rate is 30%. Small and medium-sized businesses are subject to a 25% tax rate. Australian companies that conduct business there must pay corporate income tax on their taxable profits. 
  • Goods and Services Tax: In Australia, the GST tax has played a crucial role in delivering a simple and effective tax system while also providing the government with a reliable source of income. This tax is a consumption-based tax system, implemented on July 1 2000, in the respective tax system to streamline the tax system.

The Australian government levies the GST at 10%, distributed amongst the state governments. This tax is levied on most of the goods and services in Australia. And the goods and services that do not charge the GST tax are termed 'GST- Free Sales'. These exceptions can include goods or services related to education, medicine or some exports of some specific goods etc. 

  • Excise Duties: In Australia, a tax known as excise duty is imposed on several domestically produced or made commodities and a few imports. Excise duty is an indirect tax type Australia imposes on products sold within its boundaries. It differs from customs duties levied at the border on imported products. Specific goods are subject to excise duty at their creation, production, or importation into Australia. Excise duties are imposed on beer, spirits, liqueurs, tobacco, cigarettes, and petroleum products.
  • Land Tax: All Australian states and territories, with the exception of the Northern Territory, impose a land tax. The capital value of the land as it stands unimproved is used to determine the tax. Land used for primary production and residence is typically free from land tax. The land tax aims to bring in money for state and territory governments. Normally, the worth of the land before any improvements or structures is considered while assessing land taxes.
  • Environmental Tax: To address environmental issues, encourage sustainable development, and lessen the effects of climate change, environmental taxation has become a key weapon in policymaking across the globe. Australia, a country abundant in natural resources and biodiversity, has realized the value of environmental taxation in attaining its environmental objectives. Australia does not currently have an emission trading system or a price for carbon emissions. However, starting on July 1, 2021, the State of Victoria will impose a road-user fee that will be applied only to vehicles with zero or low emissions registered in Victoria. 
  • Stamp Duty: Australia's states and territories each impose stamp duty at a different rate on various transactions. While stamp duty is always applied to real estate transactions, several jurisdictions exempt transactions involving transferring products not connected to other properties. Various states impose various taxes on share transfers involving unlisted corporations. Additionally, corporate rebuilding exclusions offer special exemptions or assistance in particular circumstances.
  • Custom Duties: Custom duties, usually called import duties or tariffs, are levied against imported goods by the Australian government. Customs duties are primarily used to support domestic businesses by raising the relative cost of imported goods, which promotes the purchase of locally-made items and safeguards local employment. Unless an exemption applies, imports into Australia are typically subject to duties under the Australian Customs Tariff. A 5% duty rate is in place. 
  • Wine equalization Tax: If any individual or company sells wine wholesale, makes the wine or imports it, they are eligible for this tax. The Australian government levies this tax at 29%. There are also many rebates present.
  • Luxury Car Tax: This tax is levied on cars, including the GST. The federal government in Australia levies this tax. It is at 33% in Australia. No input tax credit is present on this tax.
  • Fringe Benefits Tax: FBT is a tax that employers must pay, but ultimately, the employee must pay. Currently, the FBT is calculated at a rate of 47% of the taxable value of the fringe benefit. The ATO has specified particular valuation standards used to assess the taxable value. In Australia, a fringe benefits tax (FBT) tax is applied to some non-cash incentives that companies give their staff members in addition to their regular pay. Australia has enacted a new exemption for automotive fringe benefits from the country's fringe benefits tax (FBT). This exemption covers the use or accessibility of an eligible vehicle within the category of a zero- or low-emission vehicle, which was first purchased and put to use on or after July 1, 2022. Additionally, the exemption is valid if the luxury car tax threshold for fuel-efficient vehicles is reached before the vehicle's first retail sale price.
  • Petroleum Resource Rent Tax: A taxation mechanism known as the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (PRRT) is used for oil and gas operations located in Australian Commonwealth waters. It entails applying a 40% tax rate to the earnings made by a petroleum project within a specific tax year.

Tax Returns in Australia

The self-assessment approach of the Australian tax system means that businesses are in charge of creating, submitting, and paying their tax returns on time. The filing deadline for yearly Corporate Income Tax (CIT) reports is 150 days following the end of the business's accounting period.

Services offered by Enterslice

To assist companies in managing their tax obligations successfully, Enterslice provides a variety of tax compliance services in Australia. We are aware that, especially under challenging conditions, effective tax preparation is essential for establishing a competitive advantage and attaining growth. Our services are clear and simple to grasp, and they include the following: 

  • Corporate Tax Advisory: We respond to your questions about relevant tax laws and examine transactions to ascertain tax status. In addition, we help develop tax-efficient structures and spot chances for tax optimization. To keep you informed and to assess withholding tax on transactions involving foreign jurisdictions, we give regular updates.
  • Corporate Tax Implementation: We evaluate the financial and post-tax effects of your company's legal form as part of our impact evaluations. We assess the tax year selected by the corporation for adequacy and make any required modifications. We also make sure that your company complies with all applicable tax laws and regulations.
  • Corporate Tax Compliance: We provide services for filing corporate tax returns, determining payable taxes, registering corporations, and completing other tax reporting obligations. We examine the tax return that was created by your business and offers support with any inquiries made by tax authorities.
  • M&A Advisory: We provide assistance with deal structuring and support for tax modeling as part of our tax due diligence services for mergers and acquisitions. We help with vendor documentation and make sure that the positions of your company and the acquired firms are in sync.
  • International Tax Planning: We offer services for cross-border commercial transactions, business expansion into new jurisdictions, and international tax planning. This includes managing compliance, coordinating foreign tax reporting, and restructuring international groups. Additionally, we provide group tax health assessments and help with developing the global capital structure. 
  • Customs and Excise Advisory: We provide tariff determination, planning, and rule application services. We provide guidance on a variety of topics, including duty drawback, free zone businesses, duty deferral/suspension plans, and free trade agreements. We also help with the creation of SOPs and post-clearance audit management, as well as risk reviews and audits.

At Enterslice, we strive to make tax compliance for our clients as simple as possible and offer complete support to ensure they fulfil their tax duties successfully.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Australian Taxation Office deals with taxes in Australia.

July 1st to 30th June

Yes, a half-year CIT is to be filed by companies two months after the first six months of the accounting period.

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