Roelof van der Merwe

National Tax Director

Biography

Roelof is the National Tax Director of Findex and has more than 15 years' experience in Australia delivering practical tax and consulting services. Roelof joined Findex after gaining experience in Big 4 and mid-tier firms. Roelof helps to ensure that Findex stays up-to-date with the latest developments by interpreting technical tax information in a practical and relevant manner. He has experience on a wide variety of complex tax related topics and has the ability to identify, understand and clearly communicate how the tax law may impact business transactions and taxpayers.

Office Location
Findex Melbourne
Level 42, 600 Bourke Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Articles by me

Mindful Tax Planning

By Roelof van der Merwe
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WebinarTax

The ATO issues updated guidance on the allocation of profits of professional firms

By Roelof van der Merwe
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Tax

NSW government announces new Omicron measures to help businesses

By Roelof van der Merwe
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SMECOVID-19Government

Victorian government announces new Omicron measures to help businesses

By Roelof van der Merwe
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COVID-19GovernmentTax

Was Federal Budget 2022-23 the safe space election budget we had to have?

By Roelof van der Merwe
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BudgetTax

What does the future hold after the 2022 ‘safe space’ budget?

By Roelof van der Merwe
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BudgetGovernment

Understanding aggregated turnover and how it impacts tax concessions

By Roelof van der Merwe
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Tax

Records to keep when preparing to do your tax return

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxAccounting

Employee share schemes and disposal restrictions

By Roelof van der Merwe
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Tax

Tax considerations of share investment and property investment

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxInvestments

ATO issues updated FBT position on car parking benefits and retraining and reskilling

By Roelof van der Merwe
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Fringe Benefits Tax

Directors can apply for director identification numbers from November 2021

By Roelof van der Merwe
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CorporateTax

New JobKeeper reporting for listed companies

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxCorporate

The devil is in the detail when applying the loss carry back measures

By Roelof van der Merwe
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Tax

9 additional ways your business can access tax support during COVID-19

By Roelof van der Merwe
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COVID-19SMETax

Some tax avoidance focus areas for the ATO in 2022

By Roelof van der Merwe
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Tax

Businesses with outstanding tax debts subject to disclosure which could impact credit ratings

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxBusiness Advisory

ATO clamping down on people not declaring their foreign source income

By Roelof van der Merwe
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Tax

Top 1,000 program: What attracts the ATO’s attention?

By Roelof van der Merwe
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CorporateTax

Non-compliance with PAYG obligations means payments of salaries or wages will be non-deductible

By Roelof van der Merwe
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PAYGTax

Taxation treatment of COVID-19 grants and NANE grants

By Roelof van der Merwe
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COVID-19Grants

New Payment Times Reporting Scheme: Are you ready to submit your first report in September?

By Roelof van der Merwe
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CorporateTax

Proposed changes to the taxation of ESS provide avenue for cash poor businesses hiring employees

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxBusiness Advisory

COVID-19 concessions and support for Australian businesses

By Roelof van der Merwe
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COVID-19TaxBusiness Advisory

Victorian business and sole traders receive further COVID-19 cash support

By Roelof van der Merwe
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COVID-19SME

7 actions to avoid when lodging your individual tax return

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxAccounting

9 mistakes private businesses should watch out for when doing their tax returns

By Roelof van der Merwe
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SMEFringe Benefits TaxGST

Support for businesses and individuals enduring Victoria’s fifth lockdown

By Roelof van der Merwe
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COVID-19SMEGovernment

Federal and NSW COVID-19 relief for business and workers

By Roelof van der Merwe
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COVID-19GovernmentTax

New financial year brings new tax developments for individuals and businesses

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxPayrollSME

Make sure your business isn’t making these common mistakes at tax time

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxBusiness Advisory

Stay off the ATO radar and claim your business tax deductions correctly

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxAccounting

Australian Financial Reporting and Tax Updates 2021 Podcast

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxPodcast

ATO to review rejected JobKeeper cases where a request for discretion was lodged but denied

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxBusiness Advisory

The ‘bounce back’ budget for an economy waiting to be vaccinated

By Roelof van der Merwe
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BudgetTax

Family trusts: What are they and why would you use them?

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxTrusts

Tax changes that may impact your 2021 EOFY planning

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxEOFY

Phoenix activities under the spotlight with new director identification number regime

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxCorporate

Reportable tax position schedules

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxBusiness Advisory

Taxable payments reporting on the menu for restaurants and food retailers

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxSME

ATO’s risk approach to the taxation of profits of professional firms

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxBusiness Advisory

Red flags that could put your business under ATO scrutiny for JobKeeper payment audits

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxSME

Generous CGT concessions available but conditions apply for companies only renting out investment properties

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxBusiness Advisory

Making the distinction between employees and contractors

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxBusiness Advisory

Is my home considered a work location for travel expense tax deductions?

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxAccounting

Circuit Breaker support for Victorian small business

By Roelof van der Merwe
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SMEGovernmentTax

Depreciation measures available for businesses in 2021

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxSME

The tax implications of using trading stock for personal use

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxFringe Benefits TaxBusiness Advisory

Tax compliance obligations and risks every large corporate should be aware of

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxBusiness Advisory

2021 rates and dates for JobKeeper Extension 2

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxGovernmentSME

The fascinating world of tax depreciation and the JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxBusiness Advisory

Thinking Tax Edition 9

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxGovernment

Thinking Tax Edition 8

By Roelof van der Merwe
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Tax

Thinking Tax Edition 7

By Roelof van der Merwe
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Tax

The big Budget 2020 gamble

By Roelof van der Merwe
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GovernmentTaxBudget

Thinking Tax Edition 6

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxPayrollFringe Benefits Tax

Thinking Tax Edition 5

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxProperty

Everything your business needs to know about qualifying for the JobKeeper extension

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxGovernmentBusiness Advisory

Extended Government assistance package for metro and regional Victorian businesses

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxBusiness AdvisoryGovernment

Thinking Tax Edition 4

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxFringe Benefits TaxBusiness Advisory

Thinking Tax Edition 3

By Roelof van der Merwe
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Tax

Update to JobKeeper rules will see more business owners and employees eligible to access support

By Roelof van der Merwe
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Business AdvisoryTaxSMEGovernment

Thinking Tax Edition 2

By Roelof van der Merwe
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Tax

Extension of the JobKeeper scheme welcomed as parts of Victoria endure stage four restrictions

By Roelof van der Merwe
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Business AdvisoryTaxGovernmentSME

Thinking Tax

By Roelof van der Merwe
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Tax

Government extends lifeline to small business with extension to JobKeeper assistance package

By Roelof van der Merwe
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SMETaxGovernmentBusiness Advisory

Ten tax issues your business needs to consider for 2020 year-end tax planning

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxBusiness AdvisoryCash Flow

Top 10 tax issues you’ll want to consider for 2020 year-end tax planning

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxSuperannuationAccounting

An updated snapshot of the Australian COVID-19 economic support measures

By Roelof van der Merwe
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SMETaxBusiness AdvisorySpecialist TaxGovernmentPayrollCash FlowBudgetingFinance

COVID-19 | JobKeeper webinar - overview

By Roelof van der Merwe
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Business AdvisoryCloud AccountingTaxVideoPayrollCash Flow

The $130 billion JobKeeper rescue package - does your business qualify?

By Roelof van der Merwe
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Business AdvisoryGSTPayrollSMETax

A snapshot of the Australian COVID-19 economic support measures

By Roelof van der Merwe
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BudgetingBusiness AdvisoryCash FlowFinanceGovernmentPayrollSMESpecialist TaxTax

Government announces JobKeeper Subsidy to keep workers employed

By Roelof van der Merwe
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Business AdvisoryGovernmentNot for ProfitSMETax

COVID-19 economic response package: Income support for individuals and households

By Roelof van der Merwe
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SuperannuationWealth ManagementTax

COVID-19 economic response package: cashflow and income support for business

By Roelof van der Merwe
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Business AdvisoryCash FlowSMETaxSpecialist Tax

Victoria releases COVID-19 economic survival and jobs package

By Roelof van der Merwe
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Business AdvisoryCash FlowPayrollSMETax

Federal Government releases second COVID-19 stimulus package to support Australian households and businesses

By Roelof van der Merwe
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Business AdvisoryGovernmentNewsSMETaxSpecialist Tax

Tasmanian Government releases state stimulus package for COVID-19

By Roelof van der Merwe
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GovernmentPayrollSMESpecialist TaxTax

Queensland and WA governments announce COVID-19 stimulus packages

By Roelof van der Merwe
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Business AdvisoryGovernmentNewsPayrollTaxSpecialist TaxSME

NSW government announce $2.3 billion COVID-19 stimulus package to boost state economy

By Roelof van der Merwe
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Business AdvisoryGovernmentNewsPayrollTaxSMESpecialist Tax

Coronavirus (COVID-19) stimulus package announced to support Australian businesses and households

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxSpecialist TaxNewsGovernmentBusiness Advisory

Transfer duty and land tax ramifications for discretionary trusts with foreign beneficiaries

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxBusiness AdvisorySpecialist Tax

Can we see clearly now? Optical Superstore and the Payroll Tax conundrum

By Roelof van der Merwe
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PayrollTax

Tax Snapshot: Big FBT changes may be coming from 1 April 2020 for employers who provide car parking to their employees

By Roelof van der Merwe
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AccountingBusiness AdvisoryFringe Benefits TaxTax

Australian Bushfire relief: Grants, concessions and tax

By Roelof van der Merwe
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Tax

Going, going, gone. Main residence exemption for non-residents is no longer.

By Roelof van der Merwe
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PropertyTax

ATO scrutiny heats up for private groups

By Roelof van der Merwe
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Tax

Quo Vadis: Holding cost deductions on vacant land

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxProperty

Your business may be missing out on tax concessions

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxSME

Main residence CGT exemption and death

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxWealth ManagementProperty

Taxable payments annual reports (TPAR)

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxBusiness Advisory

Australia’s three-step personal tax plan for the future

By Roelof van der Merwe
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AccountingTax

Every end is a new beginning (for tax)

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxBusiness Advisory

Do you qualify for the full CGT discount if you were a non-resident during the time you owned the property?

By Roelof van der Merwe
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InvestmentsPropertyTax

Have you spoken to your adviser about 2019 year-end tax planning?

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxBusiness Advisory

What tax changes can we expect following the election?

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxAccountingGovernment

2019-20 Federal Budget | Large Enterprise

By Roelof van der Merwe
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VideoTaxBudgetingEnterpriseSpecialist Tax

The Australian tax landscape: Upcoming election & tax year-end planning

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxGovernmentBusiness Advisory

More businesses can now qualify for an increased instant asset write-off

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxBusiness Advisory

Election sprint or fiscal marathon?

By Roelof van der Merwe
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TaxGovernmentAccountingBusiness AdvisorySMESMSFSpecialist Tax