Tax & Structuring

Our tax and structuring team is led by Jack Stuk and Prath Balasubramaniam.  Jack has over 30 years’ experience and is one of the nation’s leading taxation law practitioners.  Prath previously led the commercial and tax teams at a national firm. Both Jack and Prath have significant expertise in solving complex tax matters and providing advice in relation to commercial transactions, business structuring/restructuring and succession planning.

The team advises on:

  • income tax and capital gains tax
  • GST
  • stamp duty
  • land tax
  • payroll tax
  • managing ATO and state revenue office disputes and litigation
  • complex succession and estate planning matters
  • the application of Part IVA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936, and
  • international tax and double tax treaties.


KHQ Lawyers is recommended in the Leading Tax Law Firms (Victoria, 2018 & 2019) category of Doyles Guide.

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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

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