Tax & Revenue

Tax advisory services that achieve both a legal and commercially viable result are paramount to our clients and therefore to us.

Australia's taxation regimes are complex and constantly changing. Cowell Clarke's Tax & Revenue practice group is well positioned to support you with practical and innovative solutions in this environment.

We provide specialist, outcome orientated tax advisory services across a wide range of areas including direct and indirect taxes for businesses and corporates. Our team works closely with independent and in-house accounting teams to navigate and support our clients through Australia’s complex tax and revenue law environment. We have significant experience in obtaining optimal tax outcomes in restructuring, transactions, mergers and acquisitions, as well as in dealing with regulatory authorities in reviews and audit negotiations and dispute resolution.

Clients appreciate our sophisticated and broad-ranging experience, coupled with our drive to provide outstanding levels of service.

Cowell Clarke’s Tax & Revenue practice group works for clients both nationally and internationally.


  • income tax and capital gains tax
  • goods and services tax
  • superannuation taxes
  • state taxes including stamp duty, payroll tax and land tax across all Australian States and Territories jurisdictions
  • corporate tax structuring, tax agreements and other matters including issues arising in mergers and acquisitions and other ownership change transactions
  • succession planning, estate planning and asset protection
  • negotiation, audit and dispute resolution with taxation authorities

For a copy of the Tax & Revenue Group’s global capability statement please click on the PDF link below. You may also be interested in "Expanding Business into Australia - A Tax Perspective" an ongoing newsletter series which the Group have authored and can be found by clicking here.

Peter Slegers, Josh Pascale and Daniel Marateo have recently co-authored the third edition of the SMSF Income Stream Guide published by The Tax Institute. This is the definitive guide for persons dealing with SMSF pensions in Australia. This edition explores the latest developments in the tax and legal framework in establishing, maintaining and the succession planning associated with such pensions. Click here to order an electronic copy.

Cowell Clarke Tax Academy©

In light of the growth in the size and capability of Cowell Clarke’s Tax and Revenue practice group in recent years, the firm has introduced the Cowell Clarke Tax Academy©. The Tax Academy promotes the assembly of a highly trained, specialised and efficient Tax and Revenue team. The Tax Academy recruits undergraduate law students of the highest calibre and provides them with holistic training with a view to the undergraduate ultimately becoming a commercial solicitor with a high degree of tax and revenue law specialisation.

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