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What we Do

Our extensive knowledge and experience allows us to know the Duty issues that you may face in undertaking business transactions. It also allows us to guide you in paying the correct amount of duty permitted under the legislation or obtain a relevant exemption or concession.

Often we use our experience to  comment on potential transactions and the impact of duty if it proceeds. This can determine the amount of duty that is to be paid. For example do you buy the company or the assetts?

Shaun, Principal of Shaun Garlick & Co

Shaun has been advising and dealing with Australia’s leading companies on stamp duty matters for over 40 years. Shaun spent 17 years at the Office of State Revenue, the later of those years as a Manager, and acted as Assistant Commissioner in the Stamp Duty assessing branch.  There he managed objections to rulings, dealt with the Crown Solicitors Office on some of the most detailed and complex issues, represented the public face of the department on aspects of stamp duty legislation and application; and drafted revenue rulings for the department.

Shaun joined PricewaterhouseCoopers to manage the Stamp Duty team in 1998 (for 5 years) and later spent 4 years as an Executive Director at Ernst & Young leading a stamp duty team of six.  With this experience and being able to offer better value and independence, Shaun set up his own specialist consulting firm.  In summary, Shaun is a trusted advisor to both small businesses and multinationals.

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Your Strategic Partner for
Duty

Typically we use our expertise in the area of duty to ensure the correct duty outcome is achieved in relation to transactions or asset acquisitions.

The Law changes regularly as do application of policy by Revenue Offices. Our expertise lies in knowing these changes and how it impacts on potential or existing transactions.

We work with clients and other advisors to ensure the correct amount of duty is payable or that all possible exemptions are considered and applied for. For example,alignment of property within a national group by transferring property may be eligible for exemption in most Australian jurisdictions. We have successfully managed the duty issues for large listed international companies to achieve those exemptions as well as small family entities. 

At times our purpose is to simply manage the duty obligations in the various jurisdictions to ensure that no more than the correct amount of duty is paid. This at times involves submission of objections to assessments. 

Our clients include many law and accounting firms in Western Australia. We are able to offer the “back end” support with expertise in duty matters.

Our clients include many law and accounting firms in Western Australia. We are able to offer the “back end” support with expertise in duty matters.

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Our Leadership Team

We help businesses manage their duty obligations.

Shaun Garlick

Principal
Our Address:

Perth Western Austrailia: Postal: PO Box 418 Hillarys, WA 6923

Phone:

0438 007 733

eMail:

shaun@shaungarlick.com.au

Web:

www.shaungarlick.com.au

Amy Wichmann

Admin & Research
// Experience. Execution. Excellence.

Experience of the Big 4 but not the costs

Knowledge // Efficient // Experience

Typically we provide advice on duty matters, including whether or not a transaction is subject to duty, and in which jurisdiction. If it is subject to duty we work with clients and other advisors to ensure the correct amount of duty is payable or that all possible exemptions are considered and applied for. For example,alignment of property within a national group by transferring property may be eligible for exemption in most Australian jurisdictions. We have successfully managed the duty issues for large listed international companies to achieve those exemptions.

At times our purpose is to simply manage the duty obligations in the various jurisdictions to ensure that no more than the correct amount of duty is paid. This at times involves submission of objections to assessments.