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Australasian Taxation Services

Your Australian Taxation Specialists

About Australasian Taxation Services

Australasian Taxation Services Pty Ltd (ATS) was established in 1995 by its founder, Steve Douglas. His objective was to assist investors acquiring Australian real estate, who live in South East Asia, meet their Australian taxation obligations. Today, ATS have an extensive network of offices internationally and throughout Australia servicing thousands of clients.

For individuals and entities based overseas

ATS was the first and still remains the leading taxation firm that specialises in assisting overseas based individuals and businesses with their Australian taxation requirements. As international market leaders, we provide the highest level of expertise available and at an extremely competitive price. Our unique and innovative computer forecasting systems will assist you in fully understanding all aspects of your property investment in Australia. Our team have a broad range of linguistic skills and travel extensively to meet the needs of all our valued clients to ensure the best and most accurate advice and service. In addition to our services, we also provide a Free Property Tax Estimator detailing the cash flow and taxation effect of your property.

For individuals and entities based in Australia

Registered Tax Agent 62364000

ATS also offers a diverse array of taxation services to meet the needs of Australian based individuals or businesses. In addition to our renowned taxation minimisation strategies, ATS provides a premier level of service for all of your Australian taxation requirements. We offer an exceptionally competitive fee structure and a fixed fee quote is available upon request. Our accountants located throughout Australia have proven their knowledge, experience and proficiency over many years of working with Australian taxation matters and will provide you with an outstanding level of advice and service.

For all of our clients, whether based in Australia or overseas, our aim is to unlock the benefits of the Australian Taxation system and actively educate you to understand how to optimise your Australian tax position with the aid of tax incentives and concessions.

Our Services include

Australian Tax Return Preparation

Australian Property Financial Feasibility Analysis

Australian Migration Taxation Planning

Australian Expatriate Tax Planning

Company Establishment & Compliance

Business Acquisition

Superannuation

Business Advisory Services

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Awards

Top 100 Accounting Firms - Australian Financial Review 2019-2020

Property Tax Firm of the Year Australia - Finance_Monthly Awards 2015-2019

Most Outstanding for Expat Australian Tax Planning - AI Global Excellence Awards 2015-2019

Best in Property Tax Australia - AI Accounting, Audit & Tax Awards 2015-2020

Best for Expat Australian Tax Planning - AI Accounting, Audit & Tax Awards 2015-2021

UAE Business Awards – Best Australian Expatriate Property Tax Firm 2018-2019

International Brokerage of the Year - Specialist Finance Group Awards 2016-2019

Ravin is a fountain of knowledge around personal tax, providing me with detailed insights and guidance to help me understand and manage the complexities of being an expat
in Asia.

Ken, Singapore

So lucky Shameel is on our team, we would be lost without her in this growth phase of the business.

G. Pritchard, Australian Company Director

Steve provided practical advice, solutions and options for my return to Australia after 15 years overseas - Thank you!

J Ryrie, Singapore

He has always been approachable, knowledgeable and has taken the time to explain complex issues and pragmatic solutions. In short, he has provided a first-rate service.

Anthony, London

Tax Filing meetings with Ravin are never boring because he is always kind, cheerful and ever willing to share his wealth of knowledge.

Jacqueline, Singapore

Honest, reliable and strong accounting and taxation advice. I could not recommend anyone better than Steve Douglas.

S. Brandt, Singapore

Eloisa has prepared and submitted Australia Income Tax Returns for my daughter for the last 10 years. In addition to being competent at her job, she is always friendly, helpful, responsible and successfully finishes the jobs well before the deadline.

T.Choo, Singapore

I’ve never met someone more committed and professional than Steve Douglas for taxation advice.

S. Brandt, Singapore

I honestly can’t recommend Simon enough. All our interactions to date have been on point, he takes the time to explain the details and he’s just a great bloke :).

J. Suresh, Sydney

Thank you so very much for your time and sound advice. You have no idea how reassured we felt after speaking with you - it was like we just knew the steps and felt so much more positive and directed.

Monica & David, Singapore

Grateful to Steve for helping me resolve my tax issues. Steve’s knowledge, professionalism and empathy is both reassuring at the tax level and comforting at the personal level.

Daniel, Singapore

A massive Thank you for all the guidance you have provided and patience you have displayed in order to get our 10 year backlog of tax returns completely up to date. We would have been absolutely lost without you.

Lindsay, UK

Thanks for your speedy response and amazing service – I’m a HUGE fan of SMATS!

Lee, Singapore

Nura is very approachable and knowledgeable in her work. Very responsible dealing with my tax and when offering taxation guidance. First rate service!

J. Teo, Singapore

What a great outcome – you guys are the best. I recommend SMATS and after all these years would like to stay with a company that has been very good to me and my friends.

Lee, Singapore

Thanks so much for all the help and work done so far. I will come to ATS for my affairs going forward, the service has been fantastic.

Brad, Singapore

Thank you for all your work and your teams work to pull everything together for me. Very clear and gave me an understanding of our financial position that I didn’t have before.

Michele, Singapore

All the time, effort and advice you have given us (and taking oh so many calls over the years) is a testament to you. I know we couldn’t have done it without you!

Michele, Singapore

I think it is rare these days to have a very long term relationship where I can see that you have looked out for us, watched over us and given us great advice and most importantly, cared about us as not just "clients".

Michele, Singapore

Everyone I worked with on this purchase was fantastic. Ravin as usual gave me great advice and support.

Mark

With only three weeks before repatriating to Australia, I contacted Ravin who was able to quick action tax advise based on my specific circumstances.

B. Rawson, Singapore

Ravin made me more aware of the Australian tax environment. Thank you for your patient advice and redesigning my investments to maximise returns.

B. Rawson, Singapore

Steve Douglas on Aussie Expat Tax Planning

If you’re an Aussie expat, following these general principals can ensure that you return to Australia with a substantial portion of your earnings intact and a sizable buffer against income and capital gains tax on your future earnings.

On leaving:

  • Determine whether to pay or defer Capital Gains Tax on non-property taxable assets
  • Restructure your superannuation benefits to comply with regulations
  • Determine depreciation levels on family home if rented out

Whilst you're overseas:

  • Reduce all debt that is not related to income producing Australian property
  • Invest in Australian property and utilise the tax benefits of borrowing and depreciation allowances
  • Build up the maximum tax losses through negative gearing during the period you are overseas
  • Save as much as possible utilising prudent investment mediums such as shares and trusts

Watch our short 30 second video on Tax Issues for Aussie Expats. For more helpful tips regarding Australian Taxation, Finance and Property Issues register for our newsletter, attend one of our regular seminars or watch our series of Aussie Common Sense videos.

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