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Case Study


A new client came to us because of their hefty monthly payroll tax bills. Their payroll tax bills

were quite large due in part to the number of employees the business employed, and the

high wages being paid to the employees. However, on review of their previous payroll tax

calculations, we uncovered that some employees’ wages were exempt from payroll tax, yet

the business and their previous accountant had not picked up on this.

Further to this, the employee’s remuneration packages were poorly structured given some of

the tax concessions available to Pilbara employers, thus exacerbating the payroll tax bill. We

used our extensive knowledge of Pilbara tax concessions to restructure the employees

remuneration package. This improved the employees ‘take home’ pay, and at the same time,

reduced the employer’s payroll tax liability. A thorough review of the businesses payroll tax

saved the client tens of thousands of dollars in payroll tax.

At the request of the client, we refrained from calculating the amount of excess payroll tax

they had paid over the previous few years!.


    • Les & Tracy Humberston
    • Austwide Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Installation Pty Ltd

    Dan is a very informative and professional accountant. He has worked extremely hard by helping to get our business back on track after having a bad experience from another accountant. For this, we will be forever grateful for his time and efforts. He has a strong work ethic that is evident in the way he deals with his clients and the knowledge he is willing to share. Thanks heaps Dan and the Hedland Accounting team!

    • Don Tatnell
    • Tatcon Pty Ltd

    We like that we can check in with Dan before making the big decisions. He helps us make the right decision the first time and explains everything until we understand it.

    • Ron Jones
    • Pit to Port Mining Services

    Since we transferred from using an accountant in Perth, Hedland Accounting have really done great things for us. Their local knowledge has been invaluable. They just know how Hedland works.

    • Andrew Boadle
    • ARB Carpentry & Construction Pty Ltd

    Dan Collins has looked after all of our business & personal tax work for the last 5 years. Dan has always provided the best advice and service possible that you could wish to have when running your own business. Nothing is too much trouble and Dan is always available to provide assistance in a professional and courteous manner. I would not hesitate to recommend Hedland Accounting and Finance to friends and colleagues.

    • Mike Green
    • Pilbara Towing & Tilt Tray Services

    After coming from a large accounting firm it was a breath of fresh air dealing with Dan from Hedland Accounting. He has exceeded and surpassed all expectations. I would highly recommend Dan and his staff. He can easily convert complex taxation to Aussie layman’s terms and we love the fact he is local.

    • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

    Dan contacts us when grants are available for Hedland businesses. He got us a $20K grant to help buy a new truck for our business. I spoke to my mates about it and their accountant didn’t even know about the grants. That’s why I use a local accountant. We are soon going to apply for another $20K for a bobcat.

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