Chartered Accountants since 1979

Specialists in small business, self-managed superannuation funds and taxation with our clients involved in a
wide spectrum of professional activities and industries.

Business Advisory
and Accounting

Business Advisory & Accounting

Business advice is a key component of the services provided at Barassi & Co. Our expertise extends through the entire life cycle of business, from formation, running and managing operations, growth and expansion to the eventual sale, closure or succession

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Company and Personal Tax Accountants

Tax Accountants

A pillar of the services offered at Barassi & Co is our taxation advice and compliance function.

We provide advice on a variety of direct and indirect taxes, including income tax, GST, PAYG, capital gains tax, fringe benefits tax, stamp duty and payroll tax.

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Self Managed
Superannuation Funds

SMSF

Over recent years we have witnessed a significant rise in popularity of Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF’s) as superannuation has become a vital part of any retirement strategy. The expertise gained over many years of working with SMSF’s can be combined with our working knowledge of our client’s circumstances to implement the most appropriate structure for their needs.

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Regulatory Roundup – February 2018

February 5th, 2018|0 Comments

 

 

 

Community complaints prompt Inspector-General of Taxation to review PAYG instalments

The Inspector-General of Taxation, Ali Noroozi, has just released his review into aspects of the pay-as-you-go (PAYG) instalments system that have come to be viewed as less-than-helpful by many participants and associated stakeholders.

The IGT’s review into the PAYG instalments system was conducted largely in response to feedback drawn from the IGT’s complaint handling service since May 2015. It says it has taken this amount of time to get sufficient complaint investigation data on which to act, but that it is the first such review undertaken in direct response to taxpayer complaints.

Subsequent IGT consultation also drew on input from tax practitioners, their representative bodies and also individual taxpayers who had experienced directly the aspects of the PAYG instalment system that were of concern.

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The ins and outs of “entertainment” business deductions

December 15th, 2017|0 Comments

As a tax concept, “entertainment” can be relevant not only to fringe benefits tax (FBT), but also to income tax and even goods and services tax (GST). For a business, whether a business expense is “entertainment” will generally also determine whether the cost is deductible. If the expenditure can be shown to be directly connected with the carrying on of a business, it should be deductible.

The example of someone taking a client out to lunch can certainly be shown to be in connection with a business. However, there is still a lurking danger within the relevant sections of the tax law that says that if such an expense also represents “entertainment”, by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) view, then that cost can be taken out of the deductibility equation. In this article, we explore these ins and outs in some detail. […]

What our clients say about us

“Barassi & Co have been our accountants and business advisors for over 15 years. They have a detailed understanding of our business and been particularly astute in integrating our business and personal affairs, including setting up our SMSF.

The growth and success of our business has been due in large part to their excellent support for strategic planning, timely service and ethical taxation advice. We always recommended Barassi & Co to our friends and business associates and they too have been most happy with the advice and level of service they have received. “

Richard Osborn and Susan Sloan, Directors, , Osborn Sloan & Associates Pty Ltd
“We have enjoyed a long term trusting relationship with Barassi & Co since 1998. Adam has a great understanding of our business and personal affairs and the ever changing short and long term goals.

Adam has always provided us with the necessary accounting and business advice in a format and language that we understand. Adam’s advice during a recent sale of a group of our business assisted us in legitimately reducing our income tax and increasing our income.

For any business to succeed they must surround themselves with the right consultants and professionals and we are glad to have the team of Barassi & Co as part of our integral professional team. It is reassuring to hear our other professional partners praise and complement Adam on his professionalism and thoroughness in their dealings with him regarding our business and personal accounting affairs. In addition to being a highly professional accounting firm, the team at Barassi & Co are genuine, approachable and really friendly people.

Martin Catania, Director, Tinusca Group of Companies
“As a healthcare professional, I know these words “Professional, Ethical & Trustworthy” are uppermost in my patient’s mind when they come to see me. When I seek professional help, these values are my guide to assess the quality of the relationship. I have been receiving accounting advice from Barassi & Co for over 30 years and they have demonstrated their capacity to deliver quality service over this time.

Continuity of care is important in my profession and maintaining a long-term relationship with a commitment to look after my best interests, is invaluable to allow me to do what I do best – look after my patients.

Word-of-mouth referrals are the lifeblood of my practice and I have no hesitation in recommending Barassi & Co, as I know they will deliver their advice in a professional, ethical and trustworthy manner.”

Richard Vojlay, Director, Vision Camberwell Pty. Limited
“The team at Barassi & Co has been assisting Immediacy for several years now and we find them to be responsive, helpful and up to date with the latest taxation information.

Our business has benefitted from their insight and desire to assist their clients with the practical and strategic advice.”

Linda Marshall, Director of Immediacy Pty. Limited
“Blockout Blinds have been using the services of Barassi & Co for over 10 years now.

What impresses me is their availability when a crisis arises that needs immediate action or advice.  They are always quick to respond and help me out.  Also, having someone to communicate effectively and efficiently on my behalf with the authorities such as WorkCover and the ATO, allows me to concentrate on growing the business and helps me sleep at night knowing that everything is being handled correctly and complying with the most current laws and regulations.

Barassi & Co have helped me through many situations over the years and my business would not be what it is today without their involvement.”

Jason Graham, Director, Blockout Blinds Pty. Limited