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Tax Clinic

The Tax Clinic will focus on unrepresented and lower income clients, addressing an acknowledged gap in the market; it is not intended or expected to compete with professional tax advisors and accountants.

The Tax Clinic model implemented at Curtin University has operated as a proof of concept of a community run tax clinic and will form the basis for the Tax Clinics to be run as part of this National Tax Clinic program trial.


Advice


Representation


Education


Advocacy

Objectives

The objectives of the National Tax Clinic program trial grant opportunity are:

  • Provide advice and support for unrepresented, lower income or vulnerable taxpayers and small businesses
  • Assist in developing practical experience for students as the future of the tax profession
  • Raise awareness and understanding of issues in the current tax system
  • Ascertain the effectiveness of tax clinics (and potentially different models of clinics) in meeting those objectives
  • Determine the most effective, efficient and sustainable funding and administration model for a National Tax Clinics program.

Services

The Tax Clinic proudly provides communities with free professional tax services in:

  1. Complex tax issues on:
    • Goods and Services Tax (GST)
    • Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT)
    • Capital Gain Tax (CGT)
  2. Superannuation and retirement
  3. Centrelink assistance and payments
  4. Advocacy in the tax regulation and legislation
  1. Dispute Assist and private rulings
    • Applying for remissions of penalties
    • Negotiating a payment plan with the Tax Office
  2. Individual tax return
  3. Lodgement obligation of Small Business Entities (SBE)
  4. Pension related issues or concerns
Hobart Tax Clinic seminar
Hobart Tax Clinic seminar
Hobart Tax Clinic seminar

Location

Hobart

Level 2, 6 Grace St, Sandy Bay

Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
Clinic will close from the 15th December – 15th of January 2020

Launceston

Building D, level 0, Room D017, Newnham

Only by appointment
Clinic will close from the 15th December – 15th of January 2020

Contact

For further information please email Tax.Clinic@utas.edu.au or phone +61 3 6226 6118