Gupta & Co is a specialist integrated law firm and tax advisory firm with a special focus on government & regulatory compliance. We work directly with clients and with clients of Accountants, Financial Planners, Real Estate Agents and other professionals on strategic tax structuring, tax disputes, transfer pricing, regulatory compliance and general legal matters. Our lawyers and tax advisors work with clients ranging from successful entrepreneurs, financial services providers to international groups with global revenue of over US$15 billion. We approach business transactions, regulatory compliance obligations and legal problems from a holistic perspective with thorough consideration of legal and regulatory consequences of a particular tax structure and vice versa.
We advise clients on all aspects of taxation including corporate tax, trusts, superannuation, international tax, indirect taxes and state taxes. We also advise on tax consequences of business and property transactions. We are able to guide clients in setting up tax-efficient business structures.
Tax controversy and dispute resolution
In addition to the tax advisory work a large part of our tax practice is advising clients involved in audits and disputes with the revenue authorities. We are briefed predominantly by accounting firms and other law firms as well as directly by clients to assist with negotiating and resolving disputes involving the Australian Taxation Office and the State Revenue Authorities.
We can be engaged at the Audit Stage to try to resolve the dispute early or file objections to amended assessments or engaged later on at the Litigation Stage. Our primary focus is to resolve the dispute as quickly and efficiently as possible without the need to litigate.
The founder of Gupta & Co, Saurabh Gupta, is an ex ATO litigator who has been involved with hundreds of tax disputes. He clearly understands that a drawn out litigation is the least efficient way to resolve a dispute both for the client and the revenue authorities.
Our transfer pricing specialists assist international groups prepare transfer pricing documentation and achieve a reasonably arguable position in respect of filing their income tax returns. They also assist with putting in place transfer pricing strategies and policies and obtain Advance Pricing Agreements (APA).
We currently help more than 10 international groups with US $1 billion global revenue prepare and lodge their annual local files and master files and generally comply with their BEPS and CbCR reporting obligations.
We act for and advise individuals, entrepreneurs, small businesses and multinational companies on all aspects of their private and business affairs and transactions from start-up phase to international expansion phase. Our lawyers provide a range of specialist legal services, including the following:
There is more than 200 government departments and agencies in Australia. The main administrators and regulators that affect business are Australian Taxation Office, State Revenue Authorities, Australian Securities and Investments Commission, The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, Various state based regulators under Safe Work Australia. We assist our client comply with all government and regulatory requirements including:
Federal and state tax compliance obligations;
General ASIC compliance obligations;
Australian Financial Services Licensee compliance obligations
Australian Credit Licensee compliance obligations;
Compliance obligations of Corporate Authorised Representative and Authorised Representative of an ASFL or ACL holder.
As a taxation law specialist with over 17 years’ experience, Saurabh primarily focuses on tax advisory, objections to tax assessments, litigation and dispute resolution including corporate tax, trusts, superannuation, international tax, indirect taxes and state taxes. He has gained extensive experience in international taxation and cross border transactions in both Australia and the UK.
In addition to his tax practice, he advises and represent clients in commercial transactions and restructures. He also represents client in matters concerning commercial disputes and regulatory issues, including dealing with federal, state and local regulatory bodies and government departments.
He has appeared before the Local Courts, District Courts, Tribunals and the Federal Court and briefed Counsel to appear in the Supreme Court of NSW and the Full Court of the Federal Court.
Sun is an Australian qualified lawyer and holds law degrees obtained in the U.K., China and Australia. Sun is a NAATI accredited translator and can speak Korean, Chinese and Japanese.
Sun focuses her legal practice on Australian property law, immigration law and cross-border commercial transactions.
Sun assists foreign investors and locals with property purchases and other property related transactions and advise. Sun advises Australian corporations doing business in the Asia Pacific region. She also assists Korean, Chinese and Japanese companies operating in Australia with commercial and property transactions, foreign direct investment advice and business migration. Sun has worked in law firms in London, Seoul and Sydney.
Bachelor of Political Science, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea
Master’s degree in law, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Post-graduate diploma in Law, BPP Law School, London, United Kingdom
Juris Doctor, UNSW Law School, Sydney, Australia
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, ANU Law School, Australia
PhD Candidate, International security law, University of Sydney, Australia
Supreme Court of NSW
High Court of Australia
Grace Lim, Transfer Pricing Specialist
Grace is armed with a decade of transfer pricing professional services experience. She is the firm’s specialist in international tax, BEPS, CbCr and transfer pricing documentation.
Stephanie Wong, Lawyer
Stephanie is a lawyer specialising in Trusts, estates, SMSFs, tax advisory & disputes and commercial transactions.
BA JD (USyd)
Narelle Lemond, Office Manager and Paralegal
Narelle is the firm’s office manager and paralegal.