Jack Stuk Principal Solicitor

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).

I truly believe he is one of the best tax and indeed business minds in Australia. I have recommended and continue to recommend Jack to a number of clients” – Chambers & Partners, High Net Worth Guide 2019

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.


Introducing Jack Stuk


Recognition

Jack has received the following recognition:

  • Chambers & Partners – Band 2 – High Net Worth Guide (2018 & 2019).
  • Doyles Guide – Recommended – Leading Tax Lawyers (Victoria, 2018).
  • Doyles Guide – Recommended – Leading Wills Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers (Victoria, 2018).

Latest News & Insights

DPN to cover GST – directors & shadow directors exposed!


Posted By on 9/08/19 at 12:16 PM

The ATO has, following the passage of amending legislation (see below), recently extended its ability to hold a rogue director accountable for unpaid tax liabilities of their company (which would include a company acting as trustee of a trading trust). This has been achieved through the strengthening of the suite of recovery legislation at its … Read more

Directors beware — extended liability for superannuation guarantee charge, PAYG withholding tax & GST


Posted By on 7/03/19 at 7:49 PM

By Jack Stuk (National Tax Partner and President of NTAA Ltd) and Jonathan Slade (Lawyer) The government has progressed legislation through parliament which will extend the penalties and enforcement measures applying in relation to superannuation guarantee charge (SGC), PAYG withholding tax and GST, including imprisonment. These new measures are contained in the Treasury Laws Amendment … Read more

PSI rules: taxpayer LinkedIn but unconnected to clients


Posted By on 8/01/19 at 2:08 PM

Many professionals regularly use the business-focused social networking site of LinkedIn to promote custom for themselves.  The taxpayer in Fortunatow and FCT [2018] AATA 4621 failed to establish that his company was conducting a personal services business (PSB) under Divs 84 to 87 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (ITAA 1997) for the dispute years … Read more

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

Cloudy with a good chance of GST


Posted By on 14/08/17 at 6:20 PM

As the use of the cloud to provide digital products and services has grown, so too has the interest of governments in taxing cloud-based transactions. The difficulty for governments, such as Australia’s, is that the cloud infrastructure is largely located overseas and their ability to enforce compliance by overseas suppliers is limited. Nonetheless, from 1 … 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