Find a tax accountant in Darwin

What tax service providers are there in Darwin?

There are now a whole host of services that exist for the sole purpose of making tax time easier for you. Darwin is no exception. So if you’re starting to look at your numbers, and are already feeling yourself go a little crosseyed, perhaps it’s time you handed your return over and let a professional take a look at it. We’ve previewed a few of the tax services available in Darwin and how they work below.

H&R Block

  • Online DIY tax returns starting from $19
  • Online Tax Pro starting from $135*
  • Business tax returns from $280*

H&R Block Tax Return Offer

Enjoy the flexibility of lodging your tax return online with H&R Block.

Use the online DIY tax return system to lodge your individual or business tax return in less than 10 minutes. H&R Block will guide you through the process with tips and tricks and an accountant will check your return before sending it to the ATO.

Or opt for an Online Tax Pro to lodge your return online with the help of expert tax consultants who will prepare your return for you and maximise your refund.

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Find a tax agent in Darwin

Updated September 22nd, 2018
Name Product Fee for unlimited income items (Wages) Deduction Item Fees Payment Options On-site tax returns
$135*
Included in total income item fee
Credit/Debit card
Pay with your tax refund (no upfront payment)
Australia-wide
Visit one of 470 conveniently located office locations across Australia for a personalised service to maximise your tax return. Option to pay with your tax refund for an extra fee of $20.

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Updated September 22nd, 2018
Name Product Fee for unlimited income items (Wages) Deduction Item Fees Payment Options Online tax returns
$19*
Included in total income item fee
Credit/Debit card
Pay with your tax refund (no upfront payment)
Australia-wide
Complete your tax return online with assistance from H&R Block's accountants for as little as $19. Option to pay with your tax refund for an extra fee of $20. A fast and easy option to complete all types of returns online.
$135*
Included in total income item fee
Credit/Debit card
Pay with your tax refund (no upfront payment)
Australia-wide
An ideal option if you're looking to lodge a complex return or want to maximise your refund with the help of a tax professional, but still want the convenience of doing your return online. Option to pay with your tax refund for an extra fee of $20.
finder Exclusive: $99 flat fee
Included in flat fee
Credit/Debit card
Bank Transfer
Pay with your tax refund (no upfront payment)
Australia wide
finder Exclusive: This discounted fee is only available to customers who apply for a tax return with A One Accountants through finder. Students, seniors and non-permanent residents enjoy a further discount with a $77 flat fee. Click 'Go to site' and complete the contact form to find out more. T&Cs apply. Option to pay with your tax refund for an extra fee of $22. Lodge returns online, via phone or in person.
$99*
$0
Credit/Debit card
Pay with your tax refund (no upfront payment)
Australia wide
Option to pay with your tax refund for an extra fee of $20. Lodge individual & company tax returns. Fast online form & free live chat.
$79*
$0 when you purchase the $49 income package
Credit/Debit card
Pay with your tax refund (no upfront payment)
Australia wide
Option to pay with your tax refund for an extra fee of $10 for basic returns. Lodge individual & company tax returns. Fast online form & free live chat.
$69*
$0 for up to $1000 of deductions
$41 for more than $1000 of deductions
Credit/Debit card
Cash
Australia wide
Lodge individual & company tax returns online or in-person. Fast online form with additional options to complete tax returns for investment properties, sole trader tax and share investments.
$99*
$0 for up to 2 deductions
$29 for additional deductions
Credit/Debit card
Pay with your tax refund (no upfront payment)
Australia wide
Option to pay with your tax refund for an extra fee of $29. Online and in-person tax services for individuals, sole traders and companies.
$80*
Business tax: starting from $250
General deductions: $0
For motor vehicle expenses: $15
Credit/Debit card
Australia wide
A boutique firm that provides personalised experiences for all customers. Ideal option for individuals and small businesses based in Perth.
$155*
finder Exclusive: $5 discount
$0 for all work related deductions
Bank transfer
Credit/Debit card
Australia wide
finder Exclusive: $5 discount when you apply for a tax return with Bennetts Tax through finder. Click 'Go to site' and complete the contact form to find out more. Income item fee includes returns on interest, dividends, Superannuation and pension. A flexible option for individuals, sole traders and companies.
$80*
$0 for up to $1000 of deductions
$30 for more than $1000 of deductions
Credit/Debit card
Cash
Australia wide
Fast and reliable tax returns for individuals, businesses and self-managed super funds (SMSFs).

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*This is the minimum fee charged for income item tax returns. The price listed on this table is subject to terms and conditions. To find out more or to receive an accurate quote for your tax return, please visit the agent's website to submit an enquiry.

**The tax agents compared on this page are chosen from a range of products finder.com.au has access to track details from and is not representative of all the products available in the market. Products are displayed in no particular order or ranking. The use of terms "Best" and "Top" are not product ratings and are subject to our disclaimer. You should consider seeking independent financial advice and consider your personal financial circumstances when comparing products.

How do tax agents in Darwin work?

Even if the tax service that you want to use doesn’t have a physical office in Darwin, it can still be possible for you to lodge your return through them, as many companies now work over the internet or the telephone. But if you prefer to visit the office, and meet your professional face to face, you should have the opportunity to do that do.

Now your tax professional will do a lot of work for you, but they can’t do everything. Before you meet or contact them you’ll have to gather up all of your financial information, including all payslips, end of year statements, and statements of any income you made from interest, property or other sources. When you’ve gathered your information, contact your provider to begin your process.

And if you aren’t sure which one to go with, we’ve gathered a host of the largest in Australia and previewed them right here on finder.com.au. So once you’re done here, click on any one of the providers on the left hand side for more information.

How to compare tax agents in Darwin

When choosing a tax provider there are several things to consider:

  1. Price - You want a service that you can afford. Some services will charge you a flat fee, while others may take a percentage of your return. Discuss this in full with your tax service, before you agree to work with them. And if possible get a full quote in writing.
  1. Method - It has become very common to complete tax returns online, but some people still prefer to meet their professionals face-to-face. If this includes you then you’ll want a provider with an office in your area, if you don’t mind, then you might find you have a wider selection.
  1. Type of return - Big, nationwide tax services should have professionals to cater for every type of tax return, but smaller companies may have an area of speciality. For example, business tax, or corporate tax. You’ll want to check that your provider has specialists in your area, before you talk about anything else.
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What areas in Darwin are tax agents available?

You should find services within suburbs including, all four major wards:

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  • Lyons Ward

Including Darwin, Ludmilla, The Narrows, The Gardens, Fannie Bay and East Point.

  • Richardson Ward

Alawa, Buffalo Creek, Lee Point, Lyons, Nakara, Tiwi and Wagaman.

  • Waters Ward

Including Karama, Sanderson, Wulagi, Coonawarra and Anula.

  • Chan Ward

Including Coconut Grove, Millner, Moil, and Rapid Creek.

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Pros and cons of using a tax agent

Pros

  • It’s easy - Or at least, easier. You’ll still have to get all of your financial information in one place, but after that you hand it off to your professional, pay your fee and wait for your return to come in.
  • Get it right, first time. Tax season is taxing enough, but if there are errors or inconsistencies in your return then it might last a little bit longer and be a little more uncomfortable. Using a registered tax professional should ensure that you get through it the first time.
  • Help you squeeze all the juice out of your deductions. Your deductions are your best bet to getting the most out of your tax return. However, they can be confusing. A tax professional will help you through what you can and can’t claim.

Cons

  • Fees. The fees and commission can sometimes amount to a reasonable amount of money. If you want to avoid paying out any more than you have to then you might want to go it alone.
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What are some questions to ask my tax agent?

  1. Are you certified with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB)? This is the national register of companies that are allowed to provide tax help, if they’re not registered, then you shouldn’t deal with them and might even want to report them.
  2. Do you have professionals dedicated to my type of return?
  3. What deductions am I entitled to?
  4. What are your fees and are there any hidden charges?
  5. What are the key dates and timings of my return?
  6. What can I do in the coming year to increase my deduction for the next tax year?

Even up in Darwin, you need not feel alone concerning tax. You’ll find a wide range of online and in-person options to help you get through tax time.

Users are also requested to read all terms and conditions related document carefully before committing to any Tax Specialists Service.

Shirley Liu

Shirley Liu is a program manager at finder, formerly the publisher for Banking and Investments. She is passionate about helping people make an informed decision, save money and find the best deal for their needs.

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