Despite all the best business planning and systems in place, sometimes there are surprises, like paying more tax than you thought you would have to. With some simple planning, Cox Sherlock Accountants can help you avoid the shock and stress of a tax surprise as well as providing options to reduce your tax position and increase your net wealth.

2021 Legislative Changes

This financial year, there have been a number of legislative changes which may impact your business profit and tax position including:

  • Jobkeeper;
  • Cashflow boost;
  • Instant asset write off;
  • Temporary full expensing; and
  • Unused concessional cap carry forward.

Avoid Undue Cashflow Pressure

Not only are tax surprises personally stressful they also place undue pressure on your business and cashflow. Your tax bill doesn’t have to be a surprise. However, this can only be achieved with early planning. Waiting until tax time is too late.

A Simple Process For You

Tax planning is a really simple process, specifically designed to have minimal impact on you and your business. Of course, we will ask you to send us some information, but once we have it, our process does not require a lot of time from you.

Act Early, Act Now

Tax planning is only effective if you act ahead of tax time. By undertaking some simple tax planning, now, we can make recommendations that will give you the opportunity to reduce the tax bill and determine your tax position. You’ll be less stressed and will have more time and energy to focus on your business.

“I wasn’t aware of the benefits of tax planning until I sat down with my accountant and did it. It gave me the ability to dedicate time to properly considering and subsequently making plans in respect of my tax position rather than being a passenger in that process. I am very time-poor but working with Cox Sherlock to do the tax planning saves time as all of my questions and concerns are answered as part of the process. I think the tax planning work has been invaluable and has helped me to maximise my financial position, pay less to the tax man and have more buy-in about my financial setup.”

– Averil, F

Useful Tax Planning Articles

As legislation, your personal circumstances, or your business changes, so does how your tax can be planned.

These articles can help you understand a little more about what we can do and how we can help with your tax planning.


If any of these changes are applicable to you, it makes complete financial sense to be aware of your tax position as well as knowing what you can do to reduce this tax bill and increase your net wealth.

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No one likes the nasty surprise of an unexpected tax bill. This nasty surprise is magnified when there are insufficient funds to pay the tax bill. Tax planning can help avoid the nasty surprise and here is how the process works.

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Case Study – Jerry has a number of Canberra investment properties and sold two of these properties. Jerry was also running a business and was paying himself a wage as well as making personal contributions to his superannuation. Here’s how Cox Sherlock Accountants saved Jerry $39,975.

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“We had the sale of a couple of rental properties during a financial year and we knew we were going to have a large capital gain. With discussions with Cox Sherlock Accountants and our financial planner we were able to structure our affairs in a way which both saved tax and gave us peace of mind as the tax bill was in line with what had been calculated by Cox Sherlock.”

– Shelley, U

Do you want to avoid tax surprises this year?

Contact us today to have a no-obligation discussion about how tax planning can help you.

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