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Jack Qi, Director, Tax Services
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“The building blocks of a long-term client relationship are trust, delivering the sharpest solutions and a passion for helping clients succeed”

Jack Qi

Director, Tax Services

As an accountant and advisor to the technology sector, Jack is driven by a passion for helping founders, entrepreneurs and investors succeed. Through his industry-focused skillset and commercial acumen, Jack has a track record of growing startups and scaleups into established, impactful tech companies. 

A technology company’s accountant plays a critical role in its success. To help businesses commercialise, scale and go global, Jack’s focus is on three key pain points – accessing funding, attracting talent and customer acquisition.

He understands tech companies need an advisor who has the experience to answer their questions quickly and efficiently, whilst also giving them the forward-looking guidance to avoid the financial and tax pitfalls that catch out founders and distract them from their focus.

In delivering the core tax agent and R&D tax incentive services, Jack focuses on risk-management and timeliness. “There is real value in receiving the R&D incentive as early as possible because it could mean a few months of extra runway prior to the next raise. Equally important though, is being confident that the submission complies with tax law”.

As tech businesses scale, their requirements typically become more complex very quickly. Jack and his team are experienced in growing tech companies all the way to exit by advising on structuring for international expansion, establishing employee share schemes, taking advantage of Early Stage Innovation Company tax incentives and achieving the best after-tax outcome for investors in a successful exit.

Jack is a volunteer mentor at accelerators and a regular speaker in the technology community.

Seeing people put everything they’ve got into a business and people with big ideas trying to change the world – that’s what drives Jack to help them the best he can.

The Facts:

Core Expertise

  • Technology sector
  • Tax advisory
  • R&D tax incentive and government grants
  • Employee share schemes
  • Capital gains tax
  • Tax structuring
  • Business sales and acquisitions
  • International expansion and cross border tax

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance)
  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and NZ
  • Chartered Tax Advisor

Industries

  • Technology
  • Private family groups

Latest Articles

27 July 2021 | Minutes to read: < 1

Accounting and tax considerations of biotech & pharma companies conducting clinical trials in Australia

This article is authored by Jack Qi, Rita Choueiri, Alex Zinzopoulos and Catherine Abbott. Australia is a...
12 May 2021 | Minutes to read: < 1

A practical guide to what the tech sector should do next after a B-budget

This article was first published by StartUp Daily on 12 May 2021. Now that the dust is...
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...
23 April 2020 | Minutes to read: < 1

What startups need to do with their finances to survive the coronavirus

This information is current as of the publish date, however due to the evolving response to the...
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...

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