Run by Australians for Australians, we understand the need private clients and middle market companies have for direct and real advice.
With offices in Encino (LA), Pasadena (LA), Atlanta, and New York we are well placed to assist you with your personal and business U.S. Federal and State income tax preparation needs. In 2016 we are looking forward to opening our 5th U.S. office in Chicago, Illinois.
Failure to get proper tax advice prior to major life events can be very costly.
With the introduction of FACTA the penalties for incorrectly reporting foreign structures are at an all time high.
Do you own or control and interest in an Australian or foreign company? Did you know that failure to properly disclose this interest on your personal return can result in an automatic fine of USD$10,000?
Do you own or control an interest in an Australian or foreign discretionary trust or unit trust? Did you know that failure to properly disclose this interest on your personal return could result in a fine equal to the greater of $10,000 or 5% of the value of the portion of the trust’s assets treated as owned by you?
Do you own or control an interest in a Self Managed Superannuation Fund? Did you know that superannuation can be currently taxable in the U.S. and that failure to properly disclose this interest on your personal return could result in a fine equal to the greater of $10,000 or 5% of the value of the fund?
Did you know that if you own foreign financial assets and the value exceeds IRS specified thresholds, you might have an obligation to disclose those foreign assets on Form 8938? Failure to file Form 8938 can result in a $10,000 penalty.
Failure to provide information about international transactions or foreign assets suspends this limitation period. In addition, omission of certain cross-border compliance related income from the U.S. tax return can extend the statute of limitations to six years after the tax return was filed.
BA Journ, LLB, M Tax, Solicitor (admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW, Australia)
Peter was appointed as the head of CST Tax Advisors in North America in 2010 and to the global executive of CST Tax Advisors (CST International) in 2014.
Peter has direct oversight for offices in Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta, and has non-executive oversight for offices in Australia, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Peter is an Australian Tax Lawyer, International Tax Advisor and Market Entry Specialist. He has spent most of his career advising foreign owned privately held businesses on US market entry and founders and executives on the migration impact of becoming citizens of ‘Expatland’. Market entry and global migration are complex areas of tax law and when proper advice is not obtained, he is also called upon to co-ordinate the resolution of multi-jurisdictional international tax controversies.
Peter’s core focus is extracting value for founders and executives, and he believes in a ‘Stakeholder Framework’ to corporate taxation. The ‘Stakeholder Framework’ encompasses the development of tax strategy that facilitates value extraction for founders and executives, rather than for the corporations that such founders have created and such executives manage.
Peter advises entrepreneurs and business owners, private clients, family offices, private wealth managers and listed corporations on: international expansion; executive migration; cross border mergers and acquisitions; and international estate and succession planning.
The areas of tax in which he is a recognized specialist are international tax, income tax, capital gains tax, and the taxation of trusts.
He has presented seminars for various global wealth management firms, the International Franchise Association, the American Australian Association, KEA New Zealand, and Advance.
Peter is a member of the New South Wales Law Society, the New York Bar Association, the Georgia Bar Association and the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners.