Geoffrey Cliff & Associates recognises that our clients are looking for value.  We provide a professional service and are transparent about our fee structures.

We aim to abolish the profession’s tradition of high accounting fees by offering you a more affordable service to suit your budget, without any compromise to professionalism and quality service.

Fixed Fees

We can generally offer clients a fixed fee for most engagements.  The following fee guide is an approximate guide to our fees (effective from 1 July 2024).  Please note that this will be an estimate only as it is quite difficult to ascertain precisely how long a given job will take. The time taken depends on many factors such as technical issues, quality of the records provided etc.

Schedule of Fees – 2023/24

Individual Tax Returns Fee (GST inclusive)
Tax return – Standard Individual $132
Tax return – Investment Property (1 property) $200
Tax return – Investment Property (more than 1 property) $200 + $60 per additional property
Tax return – Investment Portfolio (shares, etc.) From $165
Tax return – Business Schedule/Sole Trader From $250
Business Financial Statements & Tax Return Preparation
Sole Trader / Business Schedule (tax return only) From $250
Sole Trader (Financial Statements & Tax Return) From $440
Partnership (Financial Statements & Tax Return) From $440
Discretionary Family Trust From $440
Company (Financial Statements & Tax Return) From $770
Trustee Company – (trust distribution recipient only) From $275
Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSFs)
Financial Statements Preparation & Tax Return From $770
SMSF Audit $440
BAS & Other Business Services
BAS Lodgement (with review) $132 per BAS
BAS Lodgement (no review) $99 per BAS
ASIC Annual Return $110
Business Structure Formation
Company – Pty Ltd (includes ASIC fees) approx. $1,016
ABN Registration (includes ½ hour consultation) $121
Partnership $350
SMSF (no Trustee company)  approx. $550
SMSF with Trustee company  approx. $1,401
Discretionary Trust (includes Victorian government stamp duty) approx. $640
Tax & Business Advisory
Standard Hourly Rate $125 per hour
Application for Tax Ruling $132

Terms of Trade

Our terms of trade are normally payment at appointment, or fee from refund.

Your tax return will be lodged electronically with the ATO and if you are in a tax refundable position, you will receive your tax refund in most cases 14 days from the date of lodgement.