Find a tax agent in Melbourne

See where some prominent tax accountants in Melbourne are located and compare with online tax return services.

There are a host of tax services available to residents of Australia’s second city. Some of the larger providers will have offices and others will offer their services entirely online, but rest assured, whatever way you prefer to do your taxes, you’ll find a service to help you out. If you don't want to visit a tax agent, completing your tax return online through a registered agent is a great option.

Best tax agents and accountants in Melbourne*

Updated December 9th, 2019
Name Product Fee for unlimited income items (Wages) Deduction Item Fees Payment Options Online tax returns
$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. Special offer for business owners: Register your new company for only $499 (includes $488 worth of government fees and $100 cashback into your new business bank account). Click 'Go to site' to find out more. T&Cs apply.
$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.
$79*
$0 for up to $1000 of deductions
$65 for an investment property
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.

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Updated December 9th, 2019
Name Product Fee for unlimited income items (Wages) Deduction Item Fees Payment Options On-site tax returns
$99*
Business tax: starting from $179
$29 for up to 2 deductions
Additional $29 for extra deductions
Credit/Debit card
Bank transfer
Pay with your tax refund (no upfront payment)
Melbourne
Option to pay with your tax refund for an extra fee of $29. Basic tax returns over the phone Australia-wide. In-person individual and business tax returns in Melbourne.
$99*
$0
Credit/Debit card
Pay with your tax refund (no upfront payment)
Melbourne
Option to pay with your tax refund for an extra fee of $20. Lodge individual & company tax returns. Fast online form & free live chat. Special offer for business owners: Register your new company for only $499 (includes $488 worth of government fees and $100 cashback into your new business bank account). Click 'Go to site' to find out more. T&Cs apply.

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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.

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What areas in Melbourne are tax agents available?

In cities as populous as Melbourne, there are tax service offices just about everywhere. We’ve given you a list of suburbs in which you can expect to find some of the most popular providers. Untitled design (1)

Tax Agent Key Locations Phone number Price
H&R Block Collins Street, MelbourneClarendon Street, Melbourne

Smith Street, Collingwood

Bourke Street, Docklands

Swan Street, Richmond

03 9131 040203 8647 1400

03 9131 0491

03 9131 0603

03 9131 0426

Starting from $70 for under 21s
ITP Wray Cres, Mount EvelynLittle Collins Street, Melbourne

Canterbury Road, Blackburn

Langhorne Street, Dandenong

Centre Road, Bentleigh

03 9736 37881300 136 729

1300 136 729

1300 136 729

1300 136 729

Starting from $79 for under 21s

Please note that this is not a complete list, but a snapshot of some key locations. If you don’t see your suburb listed here that doesn’t mean there aren’t services available in your area.

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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). The TPB section of the official Australian Government website has a full list of registered tax services.

How to compare tax agents in Melbourne

After you've checked that the agent is registered correctly, there are three important factors in deciding which tax service you should use. These include:

  1. Do they offer the service you require? (Individual, business, trust etc.)
  2. What is their method of contact? (Entirely online, in person, over phone etc.)
  3. What are their fees?

What are some pros and cons of using a tax agent?

Pros
  • Ease. Tax can be taxing. If finance makes your head spin then a tax agent is a handy way to hand over your financial information and let the professionals do the rest.
  • Minimise errors. It’s important that you get everything completely accurate in your tax return to avoid penalties and other fees, a professional will take these concerns off your hands.
  • Maximum deductions. If you’re not sure what you can and can’t deduct, then perhaps its best to use a tax agent, who will know exactly what you will and won’t get away with.
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.

What questions should I ask my tax agent?

  1. Are you fully certified with the TPB?
  2. Do you have expertise with 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?

If you’re living or working in Melbourne and you’re looking for a tax agent to take your return off your hands, you’re in luck. There are a range of services available to you. Alternatively, you can complete your tax return with the help of a registered tax agent online from anywhere in Australia. Use out table above to compare your options.

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    LopchanFebruary 13, 2018

    Can tax agent apply super fund ?

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      JoelMarch 1, 2018

      Hi Lopchan,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      If you are asking if a tax agent can help you apply for a super fund? The answer is Yes, a tax agent can help you on your superfund application. As per this finder page:

      Appoint professionals to help with the set-up and ongoing administration of your SMSF. It’s a good idea to get an accountant, a tax agent, a fund administrator, a legal practitioner and a financial advisor.

      Meantime, if you need more info about super fund, you may find this article helpful.

      Cheers,
      Joel

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      JoelMarch 1, 2018

      Hi Lopchan,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      If you are asking if a tax agent can help you apply for a super fund? The answer is Yes, a tax agent can help you on your superfund application. As per this finder page:

      Appoint professionals to help with the set-up and ongoing administration of your SMSF. It’s a good idea to get an accountant, a tax agent, a fund administrator, a legal practitioner and a financial advisor.

      Meantime, if you need more info about super fund, you may find this article helpful.

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    RyeJanuary 22, 2016

    a DSP recipient who got early release super last few years. seeing medical professionals quite often.
    does he better to get help from a tax accountant?

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      ShirleyJanuary 22, 2016Staff

      Hi Rye,

      Thanks for your question.

      Since we can only provide general advice, you may want to consider the benefits of having a tax accountant. They will advice on the most tax-efficient way to draw on your super, but for a fee.

      Some accountants may offer a free consultation.

      Cheers,
      Shirley

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