Jack Stuk Principal Solicitor

Jack leads KHQ Lawyer’s Private Wealth group.

Jack is a highly skilled and experienced taxation lawyer, proficient in advising on complex tax issues for high net worth individuals, and across business, commercial and estate matters.

Jack’s experience includes advising on taxation issues relating to commercial transactions (such as sales and acquisitions of businesses) and business structures (including start-ups and joint ventures).

His expertise encompasses:

  • income, capital gains and fringe benefits taxes;
  • superannuation (including the Superannuation Guarantee);
  • GST;
  • stamp duty, land tax and payroll tax matters (across all Australian states and territories);
  • the more complex aspects of taxation law such as audits, access provisions and complex estate matters;
  • the application of Part IVA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936; and
  • advising on international taxation issues.

Jack is the Executive President of the National Tax & Accountants’ Association, a not for profit group which supports taxation professionals in their day to day roles, and also acts as a liaison between its members and the Australian Taxation Office.

Jack also regularly publishes articles and insights on taxation related issues.

His depth of knowledge and solutions-focused approach are highly valued by his clients.

Latest News & Insights

Government “overshoots” small business concessions


Posted By on 5/03/18 at 12:21 PM

In February 2018, the Government released the Exposure Draft of the Treasury Laws Amendment (measures for a later sitting) Bill 2018: with the misleading by-line “…improving the small business CGT concessions”. The following article demonstrates how in fact the draft, if enacted in its current form covers not only the “loophole” raised in the May … Read more

Key changes to stamp duty concessions from 1 July 2017


Posted By on 1/06/17 at 9:24 AM

By Jack Stuk (Principal) and Bridget Hobbs (Lawyer) Following the release of the 2017/2018 state budget on 2 May 2017, you might be aware that the stamp duty concession currently available on transfers of property (other than the primary residence) between spouses will be removed from 1 July 2017. This tax exemption is most often … Read more

Carry forward losses – a blessing or a curse?


Posted By on 12/04/17 at 9:39 AM

By Jack Stuk (Principal and President NTAA Ltd), and Eli Bursky (Lawyer) Many people lost millions in the Global Financial Crisis. Potentially, despite the passage of years, they may be gainfully recouped at least in part through revenue or capital losses applied against income or capital gains in the future, assuming the labyrinth of qualifying … Read more

Can an accounting firm use the “Code of Professional Conduct” to bludgeon an ambitious employee?


Posted By on 10/04/17 at 3:54 PM

By Jack Stuk (Principal, and President of NTAA Ltd) and Eli Bursky (Lawyer) A recent decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal highlights that tax agents may be severely sanctioned for private misconduct unrelated to their tax agent work. Background In Kishore v Tax Practitioners Board 2017 ATC ¶10-448, the Tax Practitioners Board (the Board) terminated the registration of a … Read more