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Our Tax Experts in Sydney

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Stephen Meade, one of our tax experts in Sydney

Stephen Meade

Director – Tax and Business Specialist

“Tax is an ever challenging area for most taxpayers. I enjoy helping them through its mysteries, achieving good solutions and a satisfying professional service experience”.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Science
Master of Business Administration
LLM in Taxation Law
Fellow of CPA Australia

Specialty Areas
Personal Income Tax
Business Income Tax
Tax Planning

Experience

 After a successful career in senior management and finance, Stephen founded Rapport Tax in 1992. His aim was to deliver the highest standards of professional service at a level of efficiency and cost accessible to all taxpayers; personal and business.
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Stephen Cole

Director – Tax, Corporate and SMSF Assurance Services

“We make the effort to take a personal interest in our client’s business to help achieve their goals. We do this in a multi faceted way, covering structure, tax planning and efficiency and cost optimisation. We are specialists in SMSFs.”

Qualifications
Bachelor of Commerce
Master of Business Administration
Fellow of CPA Australia
Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia
ASIC Approved SMSF Auditor

Specialty Areas
Business valuations & evaluations
Deceased estates
Family trusts
Self Managed Superannuation Funds

Experience

Prior to joining Rapport Taxation Services in 2000, Stephen pursued a varied international career in Management. After completing an Auditing cadetship with KPMG Peat Marwick, Stephen ventured overseas. He worked in hotel and restaurant management in Japan before completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management in Switzerland.

After further work in Europe, Stephen returned to Japan and then Australia to work as a restaurant manager and Liquor Licensee.Later Stephen became Financial Controller of a food manufacturer. He bought and sold a large Skincare company, purchased a holiday resort and established an international software company. 

Stephen is also an owner of a growing school tutoring institute. Stephen continues his external business interests and works part-time for Rapport. His experience in business adds depth to the advice he now provides.

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Kit Saengsida

Tax Specialist

“Our personal relationship that we develop with the clients enables us to assist them to achieve their needs and provide the finest and comprehensive professional service as much as practicable.”

“Clients may forget what you said but they’ll never forget how you made them feel.”

 

Qualifications
Bachelor of Commerce (Professional Accounting)
ASA (CPA)

Specialty Areas
Personal Income Tax
Business Income Tax
Business Activity Statements
Liason With The ATO

Experience

Kit has graduated from Macquarie University with a first class in Bachelor of Commerce. Since then, he has excelled in all manner of accounting and finance roles.  Working upwards and moving into financial management and Income Tax. Which allowed for accelerated learning and exposure to the operations and accounting intricacies. He has worked for small businesses, start-ups and global brands and also have extensive experience in problem solving  , between our clients and the ATO.

His off-the-job interests include Surfing and fly fishing . In addition, he is an adventurous traveler and enjoys following many of the local sports teams.

Languages Spoken

English
Thai

 

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Crystal Myint

Tax Specialist

“Every taxpayer is unique. They may have different needs and perspectives. I enjoy spending time getting to know my clients and their needs. Delivering a tailored professional service is my greatest passion.”

 

Qualifications
Bachelor Of Accounting
ACCA
ASA (CPA)

 

Specialty Areas
Personal Income Tax
Business Income Tax
Business Activity Statements

 

Experience

Crystal has a wide range of industry experience in both private and public sectors involving in an advisory role of financial & management accounting and business analysis. This  knowledge and experience has driven her to excel in delivering unique tax advice for her clients to meet their needs and expectation with the highest standard

 

Languages Spoken

English
Mandarin
Burmese

 

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Margaret Winney

Office Manager

“I love talking to clients and helping them in any way I can. Rapport is a challenging place as every phone call makes the day different from the one before. It is great getting to know the clients by seeing them year after year”

Qualifications

Justice of the Peace

Experience

Margaret Winney is Rapport Taxation Services’ office manager and leads a capable team. She has been our office manager for more than 11 years after several years in the banking industry (both retail and wholesale). Over this time Margaret has built up a rapport with our clients as well as leading a capable team of administration staff.

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