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Discussion in 'Accounting & Tax' started by Mark, 2nd Aug, 2016.

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  1. Mark

    Mark Member

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    Can anyone recommend a good accountant who does not charge too much?:)
     
  2. Foxdan

    Foxdan Well-Known Member

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    A good accountant isn't measured by his fees. You should measure them by how much money they can save you minus their fees.
    You get what you pay for.
    Well thought out tax advise for something like property investment may potentially save you hundreds of thousands in capital gains tax alone. That's worth a few extra bucks in advance.
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    But that will cost me money ;)
     
  4. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    Hi @Mark

    Focus on quality rather than cost.

    There's good accountants on this forum. In Sydney - you've got Paul Gerrard. Pretty sure he gives a discount to PC members too.

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
  5. Paul@PFI

    Paul@PFI Tax Accounting + SMSF Business Member

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    If you want cheap I saw a guy at a shopping centre who charges (from) $79. The cheapest is MyTax. Its free
     
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    willair Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Maybe just don't worry about the cost..

    From what some post in this site about Tax and Accounting ,then no matter the outgoings use someone within the site,.
     
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    sanj Well-Known Member

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    For what purpose?
     
  8. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    Do you want an accountant or a tax agent?
     
  9. Mark

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    Thanks a lot for the advice. I need to look at the big picture and choose the right accountant/tax agent rather than being overly conscious of the expenses. I need to do tax return and am also considering setting up a trust for my next purchase.However, after talking to a couple of people in the property chat community, I realized that for my current circumstance, the disadvantages of trust seem outweigh the benefits. I did give Paul a call today. He is very friendly and offered very good advice on Trust.