Working in Specialist Tax we are lucky to have some great client stories. We collaborate with our people, both nationally within the team, across services lines and perhaps most importantly with our clients – bringing new ideas, opportunities, mitigating risk and adding value. We use our knowledge and expertise to deliver the most successful outcomes for our clients.
Partner – Specialist Tax
George has over ten years’ experience specialising in remuneration and employment taxation. George has the responsibility for the management and coordination of the Employment Solutions team in Queensland advising clients on a range of issues from Payroll Tax, FBT, Superannuation Guarantee and Employee Share Schemes.
George advises on all aspects of effective employment tax compliance, packaging and strategies, with a particular focus on the implementation of Employee Share Schemes and the interaction with cross-border employees.
As the National Lead for State Payroll Taxes, George has extensive experience in managing payroll tax audits by various State Revenue Offices as well as the application for exemptions and concessions. Given the broader uptake in audit activity following the introduction of STP 2, George has also handled a large number of high profile superannuation guarantee reviews and broader employment tax obligations audits working closely with the data analytics team.
George is also a speaker at various professional body functions including for the Tax Institute as well as delivering the Grant Thornton FBT seminars and training sessions.
- National lead for State Payroll Tax
- Overseeing the mobility program for multiple Global Entities as well as Grant Thornton’s internal secondment program
- Working on high profile Office of State Revenue audits including for a number of ASX listed companies
- Working extensively with the Data analytics team to handle a number of large Superannuation Guarantee reviews and Amnesty submissions
- Managing the Fringe Benefits Tax advisory and compliance program for Queensland
- Employee Share Scheme design and implementation for mid-sized businesses and large international clients
- Chartered Accountant