Taxation Consulting

Harding Martin provides extensive Taxation Consulting Services to both Australian and international clients. 

While our focus is principally on Australian Commonwealth and Queensland State taxation, we also have experience advising clients on international taxation and Australia's international tax treaties.

Income Tax

We advise on the income tax implications of commercial transactions for all types of entities and personal transactions by individuals.

Capital Gains

We advise on all aspects of capital gains taxation, including classification of income versus capital, roll-over relief, and the various concessions, exemptions and exclusions.


We advise on the structuring of transactions, business operations and investments to maximise commercial and taxation advantages.


We keep abreast of developments and advise on all aspects of GST, including the requirement to register, type of supply, going concern issues and application of the margin scheme.

International Taxation

We advise on all international matters, including on/off-shore structuring, transfer pricing, thin capitalisation, withholding tax, double tax treaties and controlled foreign entities.

Mergers, Acquisitions & Disposals

We have experience in due diligence reviews, structuring for purchases, tax implications of asset transfers within and outside the tax consolidation regime, availability of roll-overs and State taxes.

Employee Remuneration

Our aim is to maximise an employee’s after-tax position using effective fringe benefits tax strategies. These include selection of benefits and packaging tailored to an employee’s individual circumstances.

Tax Risk Management

Many areas of taxation law and interpretation are contentious and require appropriate risk management. We provide strategic advice and formulate appropriate positions, obtain private rulings, conduct prudential reviews and represent clients in audit action by revenue authorities.

Dispute Resolution

We are experienced in dealing with dispute negotiations and settlements, preparing objections and appeals, and representing clients before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Tax Planning

This encompasses all types of Federal and State taxes. We ensure clients don’t have unnecessary tax exposures, while meeting commercial/personal objectives and legal requirements.

State Taxes

We advise on the broad range of state taxes, including stamp duty, pay roll and land tax.