Tax

Lavan’s Tax team has a wealth of experience in all aspects of tax, both direct and indirect. We use our technical knowledge and understanding of tax in a practical manner, taking into account industry trends and issues, to help clients manage their taxation burden.
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Tax

Lavan’s Tax team offers expertise in business succession planning and company asset structuring, to ensure that your business is structured in the most tax effective manner possible and your personal assets and core business assets are safeguarded from creditors. 

Our services include setting up and managing family and discretionary trusts, offering advice and preparing exit strategies for family owned businesses and ensuring that personal and business assets are structured, managed and protected in a tax efficient manner.

The team assists with structuring and transaction challenges, advising on compliance responsibilities and management of disputes with the various revenue authorities.  In addition, we are able to draft the documentation necessary to implement our advice.

We use our technical knowledge and understanding of tax in a practical manner, taking into account industry trends and issues, to help clients manage their taxation burden.  We commit to delivering excellence in all aspects of our client relationships to produce outstanding results.

Our expert, comprehensive knowledge means we offer a deep understanding of the commercial taxation and regulation that businesses face across all industries.

The team has specific experience in advising in property taxation matters, taxes impacting on infrastructure works, taxes affecting high net wealth clients and taxes affecting the mining, energy and resources industries.

We have extensive experience in handling risk and audit reviews and, where required, objecting and litigating against assessments.

Our Services

Tax

The Lavan Tax team has specific experience in advising in property taxation matters, taxes impacting on infrastructure works, taxes affecting high net wealth clients and taxes affecting the mining, energy and resources industries.

State tax

It is vital that companies are aware of and are compliant with all State taxation laws, such as land tax and payroll tax.  Our advice can assist in planning for and managing your tax risk and burden in the most effective manner possible.

Corporate tax

Our team advises on all aspects of corporate tax (including Capital Gains Tax (CGT), rollover relief, demergers and tax consolidation), particularly for corporate restructures.

Transactional tax

Transactions across all industry sectors are affected by a myriad of taxes at both Commonwealth and State levels.  Our team provides assistance and advice on taxes affecting all businesses, such as duties and withholding tax.

Indirect tax

Our team provides in-depth advice on the implications and application of all types of indirect tax, such as GST.

Audit and risk reviews (Commonwealth and State authorities)

The Tax team provides advice and assistance to risk manage all transactions.  This includes assisting with responses to ATO audit, review and objections.  Our services include representation at all court and tribunal levels.

We provide advice on whether a transaction complies with the anti avoidance provisions of both State and Commonwealth tax legislation, for example under Part IVA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936.

Trusts and estate planning

Our services include setting up and managing family and discretionary trusts, advising on estate planning issues, offering advice and preparing exit strategies for family owned businesses, and ensuring that personal and business assets are structured, managed and protected in a tax efficient manner.

Tax Litigation

The Tax Litigation team at Lavan is experienced in acting in tax disputes including in relation to income tax, transactional tax, indirect taxes such as the GST and state duties.