Have you done your tax?

You don’t have to say yes

Tax services for startups and SMEs

  • Tax returns
  • Expert advice
  • Tax efficient structuring
  • Overseas expansion
  • Peace of mind

We’ll make tax hassle-free, whether you need end-of-year company returns, trust tax returns or individual returns for business owners. 

Don’t miss out on the good side of tax too. There might be ways to be more tax efficient or incentives you’re missing out on. We’ll let you know. 

And if you’re looking at expanding overseas, you’ll definitely need tax advice to make sure you have the right set up to avoid unnecessary tax and comply with different regulations. Release yourself from the burden of tax with one of our packages below.



$750 – $1,900

Company Tax Return


  • Financial accounts
  • Income tax return
  • Annual tax planning
  • $750 – just starting
  • $1500 – Year 1
  • $1900 – Year 2+


$500 – $1,900

Trust Tax Return


  • Annual accounts
  • Income tax return
  • Annual tax planning
  • $500 – non trading trust
  • $1500 – Year 1 trading
  • $1900 – Year 2+ trading


from $180

PAYG Tax Return


  • PAYG summary
  • Bank interest
  • Dividends
  • Simple deductions
  • $180 – PAYG returns
  • $750 – sole traders
  • +$180 per extra schedule
  •  for non standard returns


from $350/hr

Fixed fee proposals


  • Company structuring
  • Personal tax structuring
  • Overseas expansion
  • Exit planning
  • Succession planning
  • Ask for a fixed price
    quote on any other
    general tax advice


All prices exclude GST

Tax return preparation services are payable when we send you the final tax return for your electronic signing.


Find the right service for you

Tax laws are complex, and tax planning activities are attracting increasing attention from government regulators. This is not the kind of attention any company, least of all a startup or SME, needs.

We can help you prepare statutory accounts for your trading company, and complete and lodge your company tax return annually with the ATO.  We’ll take care of everything the ATO requires and let you know about the company tax payment in plenty of time.

We  can also estimate what any tax bills are going to be over the next 12 months so you can plan your finances in advance. Handy.


  • Financial accounts
  • Income tax return
  • Annual tax planning


  • $750 if you only have minimal transactions
  • $1,500 in your first year of trading (our startup discount)
  • $1,900 from Year 2 onwards
  • $4,000+ for consolidated group returns


Trusts need to lodge annual tax returns with the ATO. We can take care of everything involved in preparing your Trust’s tax return, including tax planning, preparing beneficiary statements and trustee minutes.

And if you’re not sure why it’s often worth having a Trust, we can explain the tax and other benefits too. Just ask. 


  • Annual accounts
  • Income tax return
  • Annual tax planning


  • $500 if your trust is simply holding your startup company shares
  • $1,500 in your first year where there are (trading) transactions
  • $1,900 from Year 2 onwards


When you’re running a business, your personal tax returns are important too. 

But what type of business are you running? Whether you’re operating as a freelancer/sole trader, a joint partnership or a company, your tax return can cause you a serious headache.

Not with us doing it though (of course!). We’ll prepare the additional business schedule that needs to be included in your return. Plus we’ll estimate what any tax bills are likely to be over the next 12 months so you can plan your finances in advance. 


  • PAYG summary
  • Bank interest
  • Dividends
  • Simple deductions


  • $180 for simple PAYG (employee) returns
  • $750 if you’re running a sole trader / freelancer business
  • If you have additional schedules (eg for property) we charge $180 per additional schedule


Throughout your business journey, there’ll probably be times when professional tax advice will come in handy. There might be times when it will save you a lot of money or a lot of hassle. 

Here are some examples of the tax advisory work you might need. We don’t have a set rate for this service but wherever possible, we’ll provide a fixed fee proposal so you can budget. 

If you’re looking to expand outside Australia – including to New Zealand, the UK or the US – we can manage your global tax affairs, starting with setting you up tax efficiently through to understanding the tax implications of different countries and complying with their regulations. 

Succession planning and exits
We can help you to:

  • Restructure your business for succession, which could include family transfer, trade sale or IPO
  • Plan effectively for your retirement and optimise the use of superannuation
  • Develop a succession plan for transitioning your business or personal structures to the next generation
  • Prepare an effective state plan to ensure the right assets end up in the right hands, at the right time


From $350 per hour. Book a call to run through your plans and we’ll come back with a fixed-price quote.


The word on the street…

… is that we’re great! You can take our word for it but it’s probably better coming from our clients.

“Outsourcing our accounting has allowed us to get on with everything else, like building our factory! The R&D Tax Incentive has also been very important. ”

Debbie and Lucas Van der Walt



“The team has helped me focus on what’s important - product and customers. It’s a huge weight off my shoulders.”

Mandeep Sodhi

Founder & CEO


Darren Wolchyn Smart Paddock

“R&D tax is an annual critical source of funding for us and we’ve used Standard Ledger since the beginning. It’s also been crucial to have the R&D finance option.”

Darren Wolchyn

CEO and Founder

Smart Paddock

“Standard Ledger’s knowledge has been awesome - how to raise money and how to make startups make financial sense. ”

Jock Lawrence



“It just made sense to hand my bookkeeping over to people I trust. It frees up my brain space.”

Shannon Gilleland


Pronto Bottle

“Standard Ledger has been instrumental in helping us formulate our structures and financial models. ”

Shane Thatcher



“Working with Remco and Mike has transformed my knowledge and enabled us to grow safely. ”

Charlie Hamer


Public Sector Network

“With Standard Ledger as our virtual CFO, we achieved an exit beyond what we’d ever hoped. ”

Kerin Haddon

Managing Director

Moorabbin Bin Hire

“Having Standard Ledger’s CFO support has been extremely valuable in accessing funding. ”

Richard Kavanagh


Piiq Digital

“We’re a startup, and these guys 'get it' and just get stuff done. They are making the complicated simple. ”

Michelle Nazarri



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