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 is a Principal in our Tax Services division. He has built his experience working with a range of private and public companies in the tech sector, including SaaS, Blockchain and NFTs, Fintech, Data Science, Biotech, AR/VR, Regtech, Cleantech, IoT and Advanced Manufacturing.

Alex has the knowledge and expertise to advise on complex tax issues including the R&D Tax Incentive, Export Market Development Grant, employee share schemes, corporate restructures, international expansion and 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

Changes to the Export Market Development Grant
26 May 2022 | Minutes to read: < 1

Changes to the Export Market Development Grant

Applications are now open for Round 2 of AusTrade’s revamped Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) scheme, for...
R&D Tax Incentive considerations for financial year-end
18 May 2022 | Minutes to read: < 1

R&D Tax Incentive considerations for financial year-end

With EOFY just around the corner, we’ve outlined simple steps businesses can take before year-end to ensure...
Certain clinical trials now accepted as eligible research and development activities
28 April 2022 | Minutes to read: < 1

Certain clinical trials now accepted as eligible research and development activities

AusIndustry recently issued a determination allowing certain clinical trials to be accepted as eligible core Research and...
Australia’s Digital Games Tax Offset
6 April 2022 | Minutes to read: < 1

Australia’s Digital Games Tax Offset

As part of the Australian Government’s Digital Economy Strategy announced in the 2021-22 Federal Budget, details of...
Tax treatment of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)
4 March 2022 | Minutes to read: < 1

Tax treatment of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

With the acceleration of blockchain, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have gained significant popularity over the last few years....
Australia’s patent box regime for biotech and medtech companies
4 March 2022 | Minutes to read: < 1

Australia’s patent box regime for biotech and medtech companies

The Research and Development Tax Incentive (RDTI) scheme is the Australian Government’s flagship support package for businesses...
Government's proposed R&D changes - key points to cut through the noise
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...
JobKeeper Program – Startup-specific issues and FAQ
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...
Everything startups need to know about the JobKeeper ‘alternative test’ to qualify
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...
Early Stage Innovation Company Tax Incentives – Part II: Common Traps to Avoid
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...
Early Stage Innovation Company Tax Incentives – Part I: The Basics and Practical Issues
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...
5 tips for structuring (and restructuring) startups
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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