See where some prominent tax accountants in Brisbane are located and compare online tax return services.
Brisbane is home to some of Australia’s biggest and most popular tax service providers, so you’ll have your pick of the offices to stop by and visit. And if you don’t want to do your taxes in person, you’ll find that most of the major companies have an online or telephone service, so you can get it all done from the comfort of your own home.
Have you considered an online tax agent?
What areas in Brisbane are tax agents available?
There are tax services available all over Brisbane, and even if there isn’t one available in your area, you could always find one who works online. Areas of Brisbane that have tax offices include:
|H&R Block||Starting from $70 for under 21s|
|ITP||Starting from $79 for under 21s|
|Bristax||Starting from $99 for students|
Please note that this is not a complete list, but a snapshot. If you don’t see your suburb listed here that doesn’t mean there aren’t services available in your area.
Make sure that anyone you are thinking of trusting with your tax is fully licensed and registered. To check this, make sure they are registered with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). This is the national registry of tax services allowed in Australia, put simply, if they’re not registered then they’re operating illegally and should be avoided and reported. The TPB section of the official Australian Government website has a full list of registered tax services.
How do I compare tax agents in Brisbane?
After you've checked that the agent is registered, there are three main areas in which tax agents differ. These include:
- Price. This is always the big one, and in tax like in everything else, you’ll find services that work for a range of different fees. The fee will also vary based on what type of return you’re looking to process.
- Method. Some tax services work entirely remotely, while others require your physical presence. If you have a preference, you should look for a tax service that offers that.
- Your return type. If you’re filing an individual return, a trust return, or a business return, you’ll be able to find a tax service that specialises in your area. Look through our guides to find one that fits.
What are the pros and cons of using a tax agent?
- Ease - The best thing about getting someone to complete your tax return is that you don’t have to complete it yourself! The main reason for using a tax professional is to hand over what is essentially a quite tricky thing to someone who does it for a living.
- Accuracy - You want to get your tax return right the first time, otherwise you risk penalties and more stress and work down the track. If you’re unfamiliar with taxation, then it's probably beneficial to use an agent who knows what they're doing.
- Deductions - The tax code is constantly changing, and each year different rules and regulations, and different deductions apply. Unless you feel like reading the tax guidelines for any given year, you could always choose to hand your return over to someone who already knows.
- Cost. The only downside really is the cost. If you want to use a tax service, then you have to pay for a tax service. However, using a tax agent will likely get you a bigger return, so it could end up saving you money.
What questions can I ask my tax agent to ensure they’re looking after my best interests?
- Ensure that they are certified with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). This is the national register of companies that are allowed to provide tax advice.
- Ensure that they have professionals dedicated to my type of return. For example, business tax, trust tax or individual tax.
- Ask about what deductions you are entitled to.
- Ask about their fees and if there are any hidden charges.
- Ask about the key dates and timings of my return.
- When the process is complete, as your agent if there is anything you could do better for next year. For example, keeping more receipts or maximising deductions.
Users are also requested to read all terms and conditions related document carefully before committing to any Tax Specialists Service.