Tax services for your private business

Business Tax

Business tax

Expert advice for owners who want the most value from their businesses

The three main questions private business owners ask are:

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How do I protect my wealth, including the business?

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How do I repatriate business wealth to my family?

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How do I structure my business for succession, which could include family transfer, initial public offering (IPO), or trade sale?

Private businesses have distinct taxation issues

Effective tax advice for private businesses requires a comprehensive knowledge of the Australian Taxation Law. Our team will take the time to get a thorough understanding of the business and the commercial objectives before applying their technical expertise.

An end-to-end service

Business owners often reach out to us when they’re:

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facing an issue with the ATO

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purchasing a new acquisition

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grappling with a family dispute

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planning for a liquidity event

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looking to offer equity to their key management

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concerned about succession or estate planning.

Because we are a multidisciplinary team, we can help with any and all of these issues. This means we can develop a truly deep understanding of your business and its structures, including your family structure, and bring that understanding to bear on every aspect of your business. We work year-round to keep you informed of changing tax legislation and how it may impact you and your business.

We have lawyers on hand to execute documents, saving you the hassle and expense of getting an external lawyer in.

We can also assist with:

Not-for-profits and family foundations

We ensure that your activities don’t jeopardise your income tax exemption and deductible gift recipient status.


We help you to establish the right structure and approvals to be registered as either a Venture Capital Limited Partnership (VCLP) or Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnership (ESVCLP), allowing you to access the unique tax benefits they entail. We advise on investments, employee equity and incentives, acquisition and divestitures, and other relevant functions.

Research and Development Tax Incentives

We help organisations to access government grants and incentives.

PwC’s R&D and Government Incentives team brings a depth of understanding and practical experience that comes from advising some of Australia’s most innovative companies for over 30 years.

For more information, visit the R&D web page.

Contact us

Jason Habak

Partner Private, Sydney, PwC Australia

+61 2 8266 2960


Matthew Gurner

PwC | Private | Partner - Family Office, Perth, PwC Australia

+61 (8) 9238 3458


Samantha Vidler

PwC | Private | Partner, Brisbane, PwC Australia

+61 402 487 522


Michael Dean

Partner, Private - Business Tax, Sydney, PwC Australia

+61 4 0204 1451


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Contact us

Martina Crowley

PwC | Private | Partner, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 3 8603 1450