Tax planning means managing your financial affairs such that the amount of tax you pay is minimised as much as legally possible. The idea is that you pay all the tax you have to – but no more.
Optimising your tax planning unlocks enormous potential for your financial plan. In fact, getting the tax planning right is typically more important to your financial performance than just about any other aspect – including things like choosing the right investment. A good investment can become a bad one if you find yourself with a bigger tax bill than you needed.
Australia’s taxation system is deliberately designed to encourage people to do some things and not do others. This means that when we take advantage of quality tax planning we are actually doing exactly what the community wants us to do.
That said, it can be difficult to know exactly what the community wants you to do! Australia’s taxation rules are complex – in fact, according to the government itself, each Australian faces a potential 125 taxes that they are liable to pay.
This makes it imperative that you seek qualified, quality tax advice provided by someone who is legally allowed to provide it.
Geoff specialises in superannuation strategies, investment planning, taxation planning, retirement planning including Centrelink, personal risk insurance and business advice.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce, with a major in Accounting and a Sub Major in Law in 1993. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning, from which he gained knowledge about various financial planning strategies.
Prior to joining Camden Valley Financial Solutions in March 2004 as Accountant and Financial Planner, Geoff was employed for 16 years in Business Banking with a major bank in Sydney and also spent time at a Financial Planning/Mortgage Broking company in a senior position.
In early 2017 Camden Valley Financial Planning was created out of Camden Valley Financial Solutions to provide a dedicated branch for financial planning.
Commercially-minded and practical, Geoff is highly valued for his technical knowledge and practical approach to helping clients and is praised by clients for his ability to provide simple advice on complex matters.
He has a love of all sports and is community minded with roles on the local Chamber of Commerce.