At Nexis Legal, we provide a range of indirect tax services to help businesses manage their tax obligations and optimize their tax position. Founded by Matthew Missaghi, Nexis Legal's team of experienced indirect tax lawyers have extensive knowledge of the Australian indirect tax system, including Goods and Services Tax (GST), and can provide practical advice and solutions to help your business comply with the relevant legislation.
Whether you need assistance with GST compliance, disputes with the Australian Taxation Office, or the deployment of indirect tax technologies, we can provide customized services that meet your specific needs and objectives.
Nexis Legal commits only senior experienced lawyers to its engagements and tailors its services to the client’s requirements. Our unique positioning in the market provides us with many advantages over the traditional service providers of indirect taxation services.
We currently provide services to many large Australian listed and non-listed companies including numerous ASX200 and multinational entities.
We can lead and manage your indirect tax function, much like we were your in-house head of indirect taxes. Our team has extensive experience in providing expert GST advisory services to businesses across a wide range of industries.
Engagements are driven by your needs and can be based on fixed days or hours, provided in person or virtually.
Our GST advisory services cover a range of issues, including GST implications of mergers and acquisitions, GST disputes with the ATO, and indirect tax issues arising from international trade. Additionally, we can offer advice on how the GST should be applied to cutting-edge technology like blockchain and virtual currencies.
Businesses of all sizes may find it difficult to navigate the complicated and ever-changing Goods and Services Tax (GST) regulations. Our team of indirect tax lawyers offers knowledgeable GST consultation services to businesses to help them understand and comply by the GST laws while also maximising their GST position.
Our GST advisory services include:
GST advice: We can provide advice on a range of GST-related issues, including the application of GST to specific transactions, the GST implications of business restructuring or expansion, and the GST treatment of complex transactions such as property development or financial services. To make sure that our guidance is correct and timely, we keep up with the most recent GST legislation and judgements.
GST risk management: We can help you manage your GST risks by identifying areas of potential exposure and implementing strategies to minimize the risks. This can entail an evaluation of your GST compliance procedures, the identification of risky or non-compliant locations, and the formulation of improvement recommendations.
Indirect tax technologies: The implementation of indirect tax technologies can help businesses streamline their tax compliance processes, reduce errors, and increase efficiency. However, the deployment of these technologies can be complex and require specialized knowledge and expertise. Our team of indirect tax lawyers can help you with every aspect of deploying indirect tax technologies, from selecting the right technology solution to implementing it effectively.
GST strategy development: We can work with you to develop a comprehensive GST strategy that aligns with your business objectives and takes into account your specific circumstances. This may involve identifying opportunities to optimize your GST position, managing your GST risks, and ensuring compliance with the relevant legislation.
GST training and education: We can provide GST training and education to your staff, helping them to understand the GST legislation and their obligations under it. This can entail offering specialised training courses or workshops in addition to continuing support and guidance.
Our team has extensive experience in providing expert GST advisory services to businesses across a wide range of industries. We are committed to providing practical, tailored advice that helps businesses to optimize their GST position, manage their risks, and comply with the relevant legislation. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you with your GST advisory needs.
A tax risk governance framework is an essential part of any business's tax strategy. These frameworks assist companies in effectively identifying, evaluating, and managing tax risks, assuring adherence to tax laws and reducing the risk of tax-related problems. A tax risk governance framework typically includes policies, procedures, and controls that are designed to manage tax risks. We can help you create or update a strong framework that is tailored to your company's requirements.
An effective tax risk governance framework includes:
Tax risk management policies and procedures: These define the responsibilities of key stakeholders and provide guidance on how tax risks should be managed.
Tax risk assessments: These identify potential tax risks and evaluate the likelihood and impact of each risk.
Tax control processes: These are implemented to manage identified tax risks and ensure compliance with tax regulations.
Monitoring and reporting processes: These provide ongoing oversight of the tax risk management framework and identify any changes that may impact tax risks.
At Nexis Legal, we have extensive experience in advising businesses on tax risk governance frameworks. Our team of experts can work with you to assess your business's tax risks, develop policies and procedures to manage those risks, and implement tax control processes to ensure compliance with tax regulations. We can also provide ongoing monitoring and reporting to ensure that your tax risk governance framework remains effective and up to date with any changes in tax regulations or business operations.
A robust tax risk governance framework is an essential element of a business's tax strategy. It helps to ensure compliance with tax regulations, minimize the risk of tax-related issues, and provide assurance to stakeholders that tax risks are being managed effectively. Contact Nexis Legal to learn more about our tax risk governance services and how we can help your business stay on top of tax compliance.
If you are involved in a GST dispute with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), we can provide representation and advocacy services. Our team has extensive experience in dispute resolution processes, including negotiation, mediation, and litigation.
Our services in this area include:
A comprehensive review of your situation: We will work with you to understand your situation, identify the issues in dispute, and assess your options for resolving the matter. This may involve a review of relevant documentation, such as contracts, invoices, and correspondence with the ATO.
Negotiation with the ATO: We will engage with the ATO on your behalf to negotiate a resolution to the dispute. This may involve providing additional information or evidence, making submissions on your behalf, or participating in alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation.
Litigation: If negotiation with the ATO is not successful, we can provide representation in litigation proceedings. This may involve filing an objection or appeal, preparing and filing court documents, and representing you in court.
Strategic advice: We will provide strategic advice throughout the dispute resolution process to help you achieve the best possible outcome. This may include advice on the strengths and weaknesses of your position, the risks and benefits of different options, and the potential costs and timeframes involved.
Disputes with the ATO can be complex and time-consuming, and may involve significant financial and reputational risks. Contact Nexis Legal to learn more about how we can help your business achieve the best possible outcome.
Complying with the Goods and Services Tax (GST) legislation can be a complex and time-consuming task, with significant penalties for non-compliance. Our team of indirect tax lawyers can assist you in meeting your GST obligations and ensuring that your business is compliant with the relevant legislation.
GST registration: We can assist you in registering for GST and obtaining an Australian Business Number (ABN) if you are required to do so. This may involve advising you on whether you need to register, helping you complete the registration process, and liaising with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) on your behalf.
GST lodgment: We can help you prepare and lodge your Business Activity Statements (BAS) and other GST-related forms with the ATO. This may involve assisting you in calculating your GST liability, identifying GST credits and refunds, and ensuring that your lodgments are accurate and timely.
Record-keeping: We can provide guidance on the record-keeping requirements for GST, including what records you need to keep, how long you need to keep them for, and how to ensure that they are accurate and complete. We can also provide advice on how to maintain your records in a way that is efficient and compliant with the relevant legislation.
GST optimization: We can assist you in optimizing your GST position by identifying opportunities to reduce your GST liabilities and increase your GST credits. This may involve reviewing your business operations, identifying GST-exempt or GST-free supplies, and ensuring that you are claiming all available GST credits.
Compliance reviews: We can conduct a review of your GST compliance processes to identify any areas of non-compliance or risk, and provide recommendations for improvement. This may involve reviewing your GST calculations, assessing the adequacy of your record-keeping, and identifying any GST-related issues that may arise from your business operations.
Our team has a strong track record of assisting clients in developing effective GST planning strategies, and we are committed to providing a high level of service and expertise in this area. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your GST planning objectives.
Nexis Legal is founded by Matthew Missaghi. Matthew Missaghi is a highly experienced indirect tax lawyer with over 15 years of experience in the field of indirect tax, including Goods and Services Tax (GST), Matthew has developed a deep understanding of the complexities of the Australian indirect tax system.
Prior to founding Nexis Legal, Matthew Missaghi worked as a partner at leading law firm MinterEllison, where he provided expert advice on GST issues to a wide range of clients. He has also worked as a senior tax advisor at several Big 4 accounting firms, where he gained valuable experience in advising large and complex businesses on their indirect tax obligations.
Matthew Missaghi is widely recognized as a leading expert in GST law and has advised a diverse range of clients, including multinational corporations, large and small businesses, and high-net-worth individuals. He has successfully represented clients in disputes with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and has helped businesses to optimize their GST position and comply with the relevant legislation.
In addition to his work with clients, Matthew Missaghi is committed to sharing his knowledge and expertise with others. He is a sought-after speaker and commentator on GST issues and has published numerous articles and papers on the subject. He also provides training and education to businesses and industry groups on GST compliance and risk management.
Matthew's approach to client service is based on a commitment to delivering practical, tailored solutions that meet his clients' specific needs and objectives. He takes the time to understand each client's business and objectives, and works closely with them to develop strategies that minimize risk, optimize their GST position, and ensure compliance with the relevant legislation.
His clients include a diverse range of businesses and organizations, from large multinational corporations and ASX-listed companies to small and medium-sized enterprises and high-net-worth individuals. He also advises family groups, private equity funds, and other entities on their indirect tax obligations.
Matthew Missaghi holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from the La Trobe University and is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia. He is also a member of the Tax Institute of Australia and the Law Institute of Victoria.