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Accounting Done Differently.

At George P. Harris & Associates we are committed to helping our clients to achieve their financial objectives by serving as their tax and accounting professionals. We are located at 188 Blaxland Road, Ryde, just opposite the Top Ryde City Shopping Centre. Look out for our yellow building.

Established for over 40 years, George P Harris & Associates today have a dynamic team of more than 8 professional and support staff who provide a full range of accounting services to individuals, small to medium businesses and not-for-profit organisations throughout Australia and Overseas.

The strength of our business is in delivering excellence. This is achieved through our team’s high level of expertise and the quality of our professional and effective service, whatever your needs may be.

Accounting Done Differently.

At George P Harris & Associates, we believe in providing quality Accounting, Taxation and Management Consulting Services to our client base in a timely and efficient manner. We approach every client on an individual level and tailor our approach to each client respectively.

In a continuously changing economic climate, we strive to be one step ahead of the game and plan for the future rather than reacting to the past. This is particularly shown in our proactive and tailored tax planning strategies. All the time in the world makes no difference to us, we’re not counting.

To discover how we can help you to maximise your personal wealth or boost your business profitability, contact us today on (02) 9808 3736.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you as our client.

Our Services

Accountancy – Our services will help to reduce your administrative burden.

Auditing – We can perform your auditing and financial analysis with maximum efficiency and accuracy.

Book-Keeping – It’s our job to get your books straight and keep them that way.

Business Start-Up– We will help you to cut through the red-tape and support you at a crucial time in the life-cycle of your business.

Business Support & Advisory – We aim to be your business partners, working with you to ensure the best possible chance of success.

Payroll – Administering the payroll can be an arduous and time-consuming task for today’s busy business owner.

Business Taxation – We can offer peace of mind that you are complying with your tax liabilities.

Individual Tax Returns

Our services are not restricted to businesses and we have a large core of personal tax clients. Whether you need assistance with your tax returns or advice on self assessment, we can help you.

Our dedicated team can provide the following services:

  • Completion and filing of relevant tax returns
  • Advice on minimising tax liability for all personal taxes including:

    Income tax

o    Individual Tax Returns

o    Capital Gains Tax (CGT)

o    Non-Domiciliary Taxes

  • Advice on what payments are due and when
  • Advice on trusts and estates

Please contact us to discover how we can help you make the most of your wealth

  • Tax Deductible

    As one of Sydney’s most experienced team of tax accountants, our fees are tax deductible. We specialise in Tax Returns for Individuals, Businesses and Companies.

  • Peace of Mind

    With over 45 years experience, we are the Tax and Accounting Experts, and deliver Personalised Professional Accounting Services to all our clients.

  • Personal Income Tax Rates 2022-23

    Taxable income Tax on this income*
    0 – $18,200    Nil
    $18,201 – $45,000    19c for each $1 over $18,200
    $45,001 – $120,000    $5,092 plus 32.5c for each $1 over $45,000
    $120,001 – $180,000   $29,467 plus 37c for each $1 over $120,000
    $180,001 and over   $51,667 plus 45c for each $1 over $180,000

    *The above table does not include Medicare Levy or the effect of any Low Income Tax Offset (“LITO”). There are low income and other full or partial Medicare exemptions available. A Medicare Levy Surcharge may also be applicable and is applied on a progressive basis if eligible private health insurance cover is not maintained.

    The 2022-23 financial year starts on 1 July 2022 and ends on 30 June 2023. The financial year for tax purposes for individuals starts on 1st July and ends on 30 June of the following year.

    The basic tax scales are the same as the previous year, but the Low & Middle Income Tax Offset drops out which would effectively increase tax for lower income earners.

    A subsequent Budget 2019 measure further expanded the 19% income ceiling to $45,000 from 1 July 2022. The Federal Budgets of March 2022, October 2022 and May 2023 made no changes to the tax rates or income thresholds.

    The 2018 Budget announced a number of adjustments to the personal tax rates taking effect in the tax years from 1 July 2018 through to 1 July 2024.

    Reflected in the above table are tax rate changes from the 2018 Budget for the 2 years from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2024, which include an expansion of the 19% rate initially to $41,000, and lifting the 32.5% band ceiling to $120,000.

    The modified rates lifted the 32.5% rate ceiling from $87,000 to $90,000 from 1 July 2018.

    This was further modified by the 2020 Budget announcements to lift the 19% rate ceiling from $37,000 to $45,000, and the 32.5% tax bracket ceiling from $90,000 to $120,000.

    What’s New in 2022-23?

    • The LMITO ceased as of 30 June 2022, and so will not be reflected in 2022-23 tax return calculations. This will effectively increase tax for some people. There’s more about that at tax free thresholds. However the (‘new’) Low Income Tax Offset (LITO), valued at up to $700, remains.

    • Removal of self education expenses $250 threshold (Sec 82A) The $250 threshold for claiming self education expenses as a work-related expense has been removed with effect from the 2022-23 year.

    • Working From Home Expenses (Home Office) 2023 Claim Method The method for calculating deductions for working from home expenses has been changed with effect from 1 July 2022 and to apply for the 2023 financial year. The new fixed rate method allows you to claim 67 cents per working hour which covers internet, phone, electricity, gas, stationery and computer consumables You can also claim separately for depreciation, and it is no longer a requirement to have a home office set aside for work. Records of hours worked and evidence of expenses is required.

    • The company tax loss carry-back temporary refundable tax offset is extended to include the 2022-23 year.

    As part of an ongoing review the ATO has released draft policy dealing with the application of Sec 100A to trust profit distributions.

    Sec 100A is an anti-tax avoidance provision which applies where an agreement allows one person to receive benefits from a trust, but another person is presently entitled and subject to tax.

    This potentially catches common family and commercial arrangements under which trust profits are nominally distributed to one or more beneficiaries, possibly including a corporate beneficiary, leading to (incidentally or otherwise) an overall reduction of tax notwithstanding that the distributed funds are returned to the trust by some means.

    As a penalty, tax under Sec 100A is applied at the highest marginal rate (currently 47% including medicare).

  • Contact Us Anytime, We’re Here To Help You.

Business Tax Returns

Business Start Ups

Starting up in business can be a daunting prospect, with budding entrepreneurs all too often left to fend for themselves. We will help you to cut through the red-tape and support you at a crucial time in the life-cycle of your business.

Bring us your business ideas and we’ll help you to evaluate them in a constructive and realistic manner. We can also help you:

  • Decide on the most suitable structure for your business – sole trader, partnership, or limited company
  • Prepare a business plan, cash flow projections, budgets, and trading forecasts
  • Assess your finance requirements, advise on the best sources of finance, and draw up the necessary proposals
  • Establish a good working relationship with your bank
  • Complete all registration requirements through the Australian Taxation Office
  • Deal with company secretarial issues
  • Set up a recording system for your internal use and for complying with statutory requirements

To arrange an initial consultation, please contact us today.


It’s our job to get your books straight and keep them that way. We will collect all the receipts, bank statements and other papers and make sure that they are filed correctly to meet the requirements of the ATO and other interested parties and all at a competitive price and convenience to you.

We take pride in keeping the accounting records up to date, making sure the analysis is right and that the accounts balance, so, if you want to concentrate on running your business, allow us to concentrate on what we do best – managing your accounts.

Please contact us for further information and advice.


We can prepare accounts for all types of business, from sole traders to partnerships and limited companies.

Our services will help to reduce the administrative burden, allowing you to concentrate on running your business, while giving you peace of mind that your accounts and returns are in order.

Our accounting and compliance services include:

  • Preparation of annual accounts
  • Preparation of periodic management accounts
  • Book-keeping services
  • Completing business activity statements
  • Maintaining PAYG records and associated returns
  • Processing individual, business and company tax returns

Please contact us for more information.

Business Taxation

In the face of constantly evolving tax legislation, we can help to ensure that you are paying the right amount of tax, while also taking advantage of the tax schemes and allowances that are available to you and your business.

We can offer peace of mind that you are complying with your tax liabilities, while freeing up time for you to devote to your business or personal pursuits.

Some of the areas where we can help your business include:

  • Deciding on a tax-efficient structure
  • Making the most of allowances
  • Maximising tax relief on acquisitions
  • Liaising with the ATO on your behalf

Please contact us for more information.


Administering the payroll can be an arduous and time-consuming task for today’s busy business owner.

At George P Harris & Associates, we can help to relieve the burden with our comprehensive payroll service which includes:

  • Customised payslips
  • Administration of PAYG, statutory sick pay, statutory maternity pay, etc
  • Summaries and analyses of staff costs
  • Administration of incentive schemes, bonuses, gratitude and termination payments

To arrange an initial consultation, please contact us today.

About Us

George P Harris & Associates is a long-established and professional firm of Accountants and Tax Advisers based in Ryde.

We can provide a complete accountancy solution tailored to your individual needs, and specialise in providing proactive advice to small, medium-sized and large companies and businesses, as well as private individuals.

Whatever your needs, our dedicated team of professionals will always go the extra mile, ensuring that you receive a comprehensive, timely and efficient service at all times.

Please browse our website to find out more about what we can offer you. It also contains a wide range of useful guides and tools that provide tax, business and financial information, which we trust you will find useful.

To discuss how we can help you further, please contact us to arrange your free initial consultation.

As well as the personal attention of a designated partner, each client benefits from a highly trained team with years of experience. Our intention is to ensure that our clients do not have to contend with problems that may be caused by constantly changing faces.

Furthermore, our fees are explained in advance to give you complete reassurance and peace of mind. After all, we aim to be your trusted business partner – not just your accountant!

We also offer site visits to our clients’ premises at a time that suits them.

We would love to hear from you. For information on how we can help you or your business, contact us today on (02) 9808 3736.