WALGA’s Tax Service provides Local Governments with specialised taxation advisory and information services across all indirect revenue types.

Click here to read the WALGA Taxation Support and Advisory Service Brochure.

The current Consultancy Contract for the Tax Service is held by Moore Stephens, whose dedicated Local Government team provides Members with a range of services that are directly tailored to the tax and financial accounting requirements of Local Governments. To read Moore Stephens Services Guide 2015 - 2016, click here.

Online Tax Advice

Subscribers to the WALGA Tax Service are able to submit written tax enquires relating to GST, FBT and associated revenues and receive a written response within two (2) business days. Common enquiry topics include:

  • Property transactions
  • GST on fees and charges
  • Payments to suppliers
  • Elected Member taxation
  • Grants and appropriations
  • Superannuation
  • FBT and salary packaging
  • ATO compliance

Newsletter and Information Services

The WALGA Tax Service delivers regular bulletin and newsletter communications to all subscribers containing relevant information relating to tax changes, tax cases, and issues that impact the Local Government sector.
 
These communications reflect the most recent and topical enquiries received and reproduces relevant information from the enquiry service. When legislative changes or high profile media issues affecting Local Government taxation compliance are announced, the Service also undertakes project based activity.

Training

Webinars are run regularly throughout the year.
 
Local Government specific training and workshop events on such topics as FBT and GST are regularly hosted, with discounted access to Service subscribers.

Extended Services

The WALGA Tax Service provides additional fee for service activity relating to compliance, audit, and taxation services that sit beyond the scope of the subscription.  These services are available at discounted market rates.

Service Quality

The WALGA Tax Service is committed to providing subscribers with a professional service that combines the benefits of Local Government and tax knowledge to deliver a relevant, timely and reliable advisory service.
 
To achieve a level of expertise that WALGA Members seek, professionals that have worked in the Local Government industry are part of the Service delivery team.

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