Australia

“I always look at the big picture, this helps me provide my clients with holistic tax advice that is commercial and practical.”

Alex Zinzopoulos

Principal, Tax Services

Alex has a passion for innovation and enjoys working with technology companies, from startup through to exit.

Alex’s extensive experience sees him working with a range of private and public companies in the technology sector, including SaaS, Fintech, Data Science, IoT, Blockchain, Biotech and Advanced Manufacturing.

Alex has the knowledge and expertise to advise on the complex tax matters prevalent to these businesses, including the R&D tax incentive, Export Market Development Grant, employee share schemes, tax consolidation, corporate restructures and tax-effective exits.

Alex is passionate about the development of the startup community and regulary volunteers his time as a mentor at accelerators and incubators.

As a Fellow of the Tax Institute, Alex is a regular speaker at forums and other industry events.

In his life prior to becoming a tax adviser, Alex was a tennis coach, a skill that has served him well when training and developing junior members of his team. Alex is passionate about the sport and enjoys playing the game in his spare time.

The Facts:

Core Expertise

  • R&D tax incentive
  • Export Market Development Grant
  • Corporate restructures
  • Capital gains tax and concessions
  • Employee share schemes

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance)
  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Chartered Tax Adviser

Industries

  • Technology
  • Advanced Manufacturing

Latest Articles

22 September 2021 | Minutes to read: < 1

Going global – structuring your scaleup for international expansion

Given the sheer size of global markets relative to Australia, international expansion is usually a necessary step...
8 September 2021 | Minutes to read: < 1

Changes to the Export Market Development Grant

Applications have now opened for AusTrade’s revamped Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) scheme. From 1 July 2021,...
26 March 2021 | Minutes to read: < 1

R&D and EOFY

With EOFY just around the corner, we’ve outlined simple steps business owners can take before year-end to...
27 February 2019 | Minutes to read: < 1

Are you missing out on the R&D tax break?

Many Australian businesses may not be aware of a Government tax incentive designed to help them develop...
15 January 2019 | Minutes to read: < 1

Impact of digital tax policies on Australian technology companies

As digital services businesses continue to replace bricks-and-mortar retailers, many governments are grappling with how they can...
22 June 2018 | Minutes to read: < 1

R&D Tax myths de-bunked

Reviewed October 2020 One of the key highlights of this year’s Federal Budget was the Government’s increased...
27 August 2020 | Minutes to read: < 1

Government’s proposed R&D changes – key points to cut through the noise

Earlier this week, the Senate inquiry’s report into the Government’s proposed cuts to the R&D tax incentive...
29 April 2020 | Minutes to read: < 1

JobKeeper Program – Startup-specific issues and FAQ

The JobKeeper program is the cornerstone of the Government’s COVID-19 economic response measures, with an estimated cost...
29 April 2020 | Minutes to read: < 1

Everything startups need to know about the JobKeeper ‘alternative test’ to qualify

The article was first published in Startupdaily on the 28 April 2020. Ever since the Australian Government...
3 March 2020 | Minutes to read: < 1

Early Stage Innovation Company Tax Incentives – Part II: Common Traps to Avoid

This article continues our discussion about the Early Stage Innovation Company Tax Incentives. You can read Part...
3 March 2020 | Minutes to read: < 1

Early Stage Innovation Company Tax Incentives – Part I: The Basics and Practical Issues

The Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC) Tax Incentives have been available to certain investors into qualifying investments...
28 October 2019 | Minutes to read: < 1

5 tips for structuring (and restructuring) startups

“I wish I did that to begin with”. Too often we hear those words from founders looking...

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