James Collacott

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT | CHARTERED TAX ADVISER

MTax, FCA, CTA

James joined International Professional Services in March 2020 after having spent more than 6 years working for two Top 100 Accounting firms based on The Gold Coast.

James immigrated to Australia in 2012 after spending the majority of his career in London, UK. With a career spanning over 30 years in the accounting and taxation professions, James brings a highly professional approach to his work and is dedicated to assisting clients reach their financial and personal goals.

James has a passion for tax and is continually developing his knowledge in order to assist clients achieve the very best tax outcomes. In 2019 James was awarded with excellence his Master in Tax degree by the University of New South Wales. He was also awarded the 2019 Dean’s List Award for the top student in a Master’s program and the 2018 Gordon Cooper Memorial AM Prize for Capital Gains Tax.

James draws on his practical experience to provide tailored and innovative advisory and business structure advice for diverse groups and business entities. James provides tax advice across all areas of taxation including capital gains tax, the small business CGT concessions, Division 7A, employment and FBT, GST, profit extraction, corporate entities and the taxation of trusts.

During his career, James worked for the London office of one of the World’s biggest and most prestigious music and entertainment business management firms. Duties included responsibility for the day-to-day financial and taxation affairs of household name performance artists.


Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
  • Chartered Tax Adviser (Australia) – The Tax Institute
  • Chartered Tax Adviser (UK) – The Chartered Institute of Taxation
  • Master of Tax – University of New South Wales

Areas of expertise

  • SME tax efficient structuring
  • Tax advisory for business sales and acquisitions with emphasis on the small business capital gains tax concessions
  • Taxation of family trusts
  • Division 7A planning
  • Property developer taxation including GST
  • Corporate and group tax planning
  • ATO Compliance
  • Tax efficient estate planning
  • International tax advisory
  • Asset protection strategies