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Julie-Anne Ellem
Director - Catalyst Plus
accountant
After trying several other options for my clients, Garth is the go to man for Small Business CGT advice. Straight forward, smart and very efficient. Garth is not only an expert in his field, his streamlined and systemised data collection methods has made getting this advice for my clients the most efficient I've found. He's delivered robust advice within 3 weeks that other 'specialists' have taken 18+ months to do. His biggest value to myself and customers (outside the tax benefits) is his ability to explain very complex issues in a simplified manner to my clients. We use his services time and time again for Small Business CGT, delivering incredible results to our clients. Highly recommend!
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Tim Bowman
Director - Pigeonhole Software
business owner
If you need open heart surgery you don't go to your local GP, you go to a specialist. You go to the best Cardiothoracic Surgeon that you can find. Likewise, if you need the best tax advice on Small Business CGT Concessions you go to a specialist, not a generalist accountant...you go to Garth Drinkwater. Garth's expert advice was worth every cent and we're incredibly grateful that we found the right specialist that enabled us to optimise the sale of our business.
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Daniel Nebauer
Founding Principal - DCN Accounting
accountant
I have engaged Garth for advice with multiple small business CGT concession events and on all occasions, he has been able to provide detailed, extremely beneficial responses which have led to our clients saving serious money. His knowledge around this complex area of tax law is second to none.
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Gregory Singleton
Director - Total Insurance Network
business owner
Garth possesses uncommon knowledge that enabled me to leap forward at an important but uncertain juncture of my business life. This, combined with an approachable "can-do" attitude, leads me to unequivocally recommend Garth to anyone requiring his specialised skills.
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Tony Croese
Proprietor - TJC Accounting
accountant
Garth's extensive knowledge of the complex Small Business CGT Concessions is second to none. He has assisted a number of clients in my firm to access the concessions and structure their sale to achieve the best tax outcome.
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Ian Frakes
Director - I & D Future Management
business owner
I found Small Business CGT Concessions Specialists to have a great system to ascertain if your small business qualified for CGT Concessions very quickly and for me, a great result. Phone calls and emails were responded to promptly. All round, highly recommended.
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Izaak de Winter
Director - Premium Business Group
accountant
Garth is the ultimate professional. We have engaged Garth on a number of occasions to assist our clients navigate the complex nature of Small Business CGT Concessions. Garth has partnered with us and our clients to achieve the best possible outcomes.
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Tim Flowers
Principle - Insight First Advisory
business owner
Garth's knowledge of CGT exemptions and concessions are first rate.  His capacity to quickly and commercially assess the situation makes dealing with him straightforward.  His capacity to communicate clearly without jargon is fantastic from a business owner's perspective!  Thanks again Garth.
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Bryn Robinson
Partner - Fitzpatrick + Robinson
accountant
Thorough advice in a timeframe that impresses our clients, with full personal explanations.  Thank you as always for being our trusted advisor.
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Sam Bonello
Owner - GrowUp Financial Pty Limited
business owner
Garth was a professional in all his dealings and has truly expert knowledge in this area. He made the CGT tax minefield seem like a stroll in the park and gave us the clarity to move forward with the sale of our business with confidence knowing the tax outcomes.
testimonials testimonial-image-63a2348d0e586
Peter Medwin
Director - Peron Accountants
accountant
We had a very complex CGT issue to deal with and Garth & his team were excellent. The written advice provided was detailed & thorough, enabling us to get the best result for our client. Highly recommended.
testimonials stephen-smith
Stephen Smith
Partner - Smith & Jennings
business owner
Garth is a very knowledgeable professional who worked closely with us to achieve our goal, which was zero CGT being payable. He worked to a tight deadline to meet our requirements, and has a friendly approach which makes it a more relaxed experience from a clients point of view. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Garth and his services - we are thrilled with his work and our final CGT result. Thanks Garth!
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Trevor Dymond
Partner - Lombardi Partners
accountant
Garth is an expert in this area and we highly recommend him to anyone needing advice around the Small Business CGT Concessions.
testimonials lloyd-allen
Lloyd Allen
Principal - Select Property
business owner
Garth has a strong understanding of the very challenging and difficult minefield of rules, exemptions and requirements to achieve a client friendly solution to the ever present Capital Gains Tax issues that prevail with the sale of any large asset. We retained Garth to advise and understand our CGT position. Best money we ever spent!
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Rochelle Hamilton
Principal - Brown Hamilton Partners
accountant
I've appreciated Garth's depth of expertise around the small business tax concessions and willingness to answer my questions and help me help my clients.... plus he's great to chat to!
testimonials tim-stubbs
Tim Stubbs
Director - WolfPeak
business owner
Garth was a godsend for us at just the right time. His advice was clear and accurate and gave us confidence as we dealt with the challenges of a growing businesss.
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Danny Wilkinson
Principal - Wilkinson Business Solutions
accountant
Garth was great to deal with. He provided clear information on a complex subject and it was great knowing our clients were covered by the expertise of a specialist.
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Edwin Baker
Director - Great Lakes Riverside Living Park & Terrigal Sands Lifestyle Village & Residential Park
business owner
Garth is like a dog with two bones and gets the best result possible.
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Barry Ireland
Principal - BJIA Chartered Accountants
accountant
Garth was very thorough in his analysis for a complex Small Business Capital Gains situation for one our clients. His knowledge in this area is unmatched.
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Peter Papageorgiou
Director - Tramere
business owner
Garth Drinkwater has a solid background in Australian Tax law. His advice and knowledge is second to none. Garth's attention to every historical detail ensured that the advice given was extremely accurate and would withstand any rigorous scrutiny.
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Chad Rapsey
Founder / Director - Rapsey Griffiths
professional advisor
Very happy with the service, communication and delivery of the advice. Would recommend.
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Corinne Bowman
Director - Pigeonhole Software
business owner
Garth provided us with exceptional service and expertise. He was able to help us navigate a complicated system and get us a favourable outcome. Thank you!
testimonials frank-papallo
Frank Papallo
Director - Corbetts Chartered Accountants & Advisors
accountant
Garth was very thorough in his approach. Attention to detail was high, explanations were clear and turnaround times were excellent.
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Hazel & Larry Shepherd
Directors - Quant Shop
business owner
Garth was always professional and explained complex matters in a way we could understand and was always happy to answer any questions we had.
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Todd Hearne
Director - WSC Group
accountant
Garth was extremely professional to deal with and took the time to answer any follow up queries we had regarding the advice he delivered.
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Steven Morris
Director - Lansdowne Publishing
business owner
Garth was incredibly knowledgeable, and even though in the first few minutes it was clear that he could not better my situation, due to CGT rulings, he remained engaged and helpful for the rest of our initial meeting. I would recommend him to anyone needing help, as he is clearly a straight shooter and seems as though he'd do his utmost for them.
testimonials david-chen
David Chen
Director - David Chen & Associates
accountant
Garth is exceptionally helpful and possesses extensive expertise in his specialised field. I wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone seeking assistance with Small Business CGT Concessions.
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Jason Harker
Director - Ultimatum
business owner
The report we received was very detailed and we had many discussions about different tax scenarios and outcomes. Very professional and prompt service.
testimonials dean-gordon-bw
Dean Gordon
Partner - VMG Accounting
accountant
Garth was easy to work with and the report and advice was excellent.
testimonials shah-hardik
Shah Hardik
Owner - TechFlow Services
business owner
Fast, efficient, knowledgeable, friendly. I am glad to recommend Small Business CGT Concessions Specialists and Garth to any small business owner considering a sale of business. Garth is extremely knowledgeable with CGT concession laws and provides efficiency, professionalism and the comfort of knowing your taxes are being handled legally whilst ensuring the most efficient outcome.
testimonials peter-malanos
Peter Malanos
Director - Malanos + Co
accountant
Garth takes the stress out of what is a complex subject.
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Heather Rowe
Executor
business owner
Garth provided us with expert advice and a clear outcome of our position with respect to capital gains tax relating to our late father's estate. He was responsive and concise and led us through his well defined process of gathering the information for the determination of the outcome which he provided in his report.
testimonials testimonial-image-63a2348cd29f7
Frank Khouri
Director - HG Khouri & Associates
accountant
We have used the Small Business CGT Concessions Specialists on a number of engagements and have found they provide solutions to complex issues.
testimonials nick-condell-bw
Nick Condell
business owner
We had a CGT problem involving a family farm small business and multiple complicating factors. SBCGTCS were able to clearly and quickly outline our position and options in a way that gave the family confidence in our approach.
testimonials ray-hart
Ray Hart
Director - Catalise
professional advisor
Garth was very efficient to respond and answer my questions. In doing so he has guided me in the right direction. I will have no hesitation in calling on him again in the future.
testimonials mark-harrison
Mark Harrison
Director and Executor
business owner
Helpful approach and understanding of what was needed both in detail and for the bigger picture overview. Technically excellent and well communicated advice.
Sandra Argent
accountant
The assistance and advice Garth has provided me with has been invaluable. I can't thank him enough for his guidence in the CGT minefield we find ourselves in today. I highly recommend Garth and his services he provides.
testimonials david-cramer
David Cramer
Owner - Cecil Walker Cycles
business owner
Garth has been exceptionally professional and extremely helpful during the whole advice process.
Peter Lowe
Director - Taylor Lowe
accountant
Garth was extremely thorough in his approach when assisting with our client's situations. All scenarios were explored and information was provided in a timely manner.
testimonials varun-ramesh
Varun Ramesh
Owner - Geo Targetly
business owner
Garth is always willing and ready to help! His expertise in small business CGT concessions and business sale taxation means you can get your answers quickly. I strongly recommend speaking to him before deciding to exit your business.
Jennifer Burns
Founding Partner - Counting Numbers
accountant
The subject of Small Business CGT Concessions is complex and so I very much appreciated the ability to have a discussion with Garth to check on a key issue for a client. His knowledge and agility on this subject matter made getting a second opinion worthwhile.
testimonials roger-allanson
Roger Allanson
Mountain Whispers
business owner
Very efficient & comprehensive experience - Garth is definitely on top of his game and delivers an extremely reliable & professional service.
Sebastian Romeo
Principal - Sebastian Romeo Accountant
accountant
Garth provided me with the concise answers to all of my CGT Retirement Exemption questions and made my task so much easier. His knowledge in this area is outstanding and I strongly recommend him to anyone needing Small Business CGT assistance.
Im Chan
Precision Mining
business owner
I think even Garth himself does not know how invaluable his advice is.... Garth is worth every cent.
Christina Phaedonos
Principal - C Christou & Assocs
accountant
Very professional and easy to communicate with. Garth was a pleasure to deal with.
Debbie Grech
Owner - Uptop Roofing
business owner
Garth was very helpful, knowledgeable and professional - I would highly recommend.
Glenda Marshall
Primary Producer
business owner
Very satisfied with Garth's in-depth advice, and have confidence in his expertise in this specialised area.
Alice O'Hara
business owner
We found Garth to be extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Garth quickly assessed our needs and was transparent in how he could assist us.
Nicole Inglis
Primary Producer
business owner
Experienced, professional and timely advice - thank you.
Nick Ryan
Primary Producer
business owner
Highly recommend.
  • testimonials julie-anne-ellem
    Julie-Anne Ellem
    Director - Catalyst Plus
    accountant
    After trying several other options for my clients, Garth is the go to man for Small Business CGT advice. Straight forward, smart and very efficient. Garth is not only an expert in his field, his streamlined and systemised data collection methods has made getting this advice for my clients the most efficient I've found. He's delivered robust advice within 3 weeks that other 'specialists' have taken 18+ months to do. His biggest value to myself and customers (outside the tax benefits) is his ability to explain very complex issues in a simplified manner to my clients. We use his services time and time again for Small Business CGT, delivering incredible results to our clients. Highly recommend!
  • testimonials testimonial-image-63a2348d2ffef
    Tim Bowman
    Director - Pigeonhole Software
    business owner
    If you need open heart surgery you don't go to your local GP, you go to a specialist. You go to the best Cardiothoracic Surgeon that you can find. Likewise, if you need the best tax advice on Small Business CGT Concessions you go to a specialist, not a generalist accountant...you go to Garth Drinkwater. Garth's expert advice was worth every cent and we're incredibly grateful that we found the right specialist that enabled us to optimise the sale of our business.
  • testimonials testimonial-image-63a233e4ae0fc
    Daniel Nebauer
    Founding Principal - DCN Accounting
    accountant
    I have engaged Garth for advice with multiple small business CGT concession events and on all occasions, he has been able to provide detailed, extremely beneficial responses which have led to our clients saving serious money. His knowledge around this complex area of tax law is second to none.
  • testimonials greg-singleton-bw
    Gregory Singleton
    Director - Total Insurance Network
    business owner
    Garth possesses uncommon knowledge that enabled me to leap forward at an important but uncertain juncture of my business life. This, combined with an approachable "can-do" attitude, leads me to unequivocally recommend Garth to anyone requiring his specialised skills.
  • testimonials tony-croese
    Tony Croese
    Proprietor - TJC Accounting
    accountant
    Garth's extensive knowledge of the complex Small Business CGT Concessions is second to none. He has assisted a number of clients in my firm to access the concessions and structure their sale to achieve the best tax outcome.
  • testimonials testimonial-image-63a2348ce20cf
    Ian Frakes
    Director - I & D Future Management
    business owner
    I found Small Business CGT Concessions Specialists to have a great system to ascertain if your small business qualified for CGT Concessions very quickly and for me, a great result. Phone calls and emails were responded to promptly. All round, highly recommended.
  • testimonials izaak-de-winter
    Izaak de Winter
    Director - Premium Business Group
    accountant
    Garth is the ultimate professional. We have engaged Garth on a number of occasions to assist our clients navigate the complex nature of Small Business CGT Concessions. Garth has partnered with us and our clients to achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • testimonials testimonial-image-63a273dc8c7b1
    Tim Flowers
    Principle - Insight First Advisory
    business owner
    Garth's knowledge of CGT exemptions and concessions are first rate.  His capacity to quickly and commercially assess the situation makes dealing with him straightforward.  His capacity to communicate clearly without jargon is fantastic from a business owner's perspective!  Thanks again Garth.
  • testimonials testimonial-image-63a233e488f3c
    Bryn Robinson
    Partner - Fitzpatrick + Robinson
    accountant
    Thorough advice in a timeframe that impresses our clients, with full personal explanations.  Thank you as always for being our trusted advisor.
  • testimonials sam-bonello-bw
    Sam Bonello
    Owner - GrowUp Financial Pty Limited
    business owner
    Garth was a professional in all his dealings and has truly expert knowledge in this area. He made the CGT tax minefield seem like a stroll in the park and gave us the clarity to move forward with the sale of our business with confidence knowing the tax outcomes.
  • testimonials testimonial-image-63a2348d0e586
    Peter Medwin
    Director - Peron Accountants
    accountant
    We had a very complex CGT issue to deal with and Garth & his team were excellent. The written advice provided was detailed & thorough, enabling us to get the best result for our client. Highly recommended.
  • testimonials stephen-smith
    Stephen Smith
    Partner - Smith & Jennings
    business owner
    Garth is a very knowledgeable professional who worked closely with us to achieve our goal, which was zero CGT being payable. He worked to a tight deadline to meet our requirements, and has a friendly approach which makes it a more relaxed experience from a clients point of view. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Garth and his services - we are thrilled with his work and our final CGT result. Thanks Garth!
  • testimonials testimonial-image-63a2348d39885
    Trevor Dymond
    Partner - Lombardi Partners
    accountant
    Garth is an expert in this area and we highly recommend him to anyone needing advice around the Small Business CGT Concessions.
  • testimonials lloyd-allen
    Lloyd Allen
    Principal - Select Property
    business owner
    Garth has a strong understanding of the very challenging and difficult minefield of rules, exemptions and requirements to achieve a client friendly solution to the ever present Capital Gains Tax issues that prevail with the sale of any large asset. We retained Garth to advise and understand our CGT position. Best money we ever spent!
  • testimonials testimonial-image-63a2348d26385
    Rochelle Hamilton
    Principal - Brown Hamilton Partners
    accountant
    I've appreciated Garth's depth of expertise around the small business tax concessions and willingness to answer my questions and help me help my clients.... plus he's great to chat to!
  • testimonials tim-stubbs
    Tim Stubbs
    Director - WolfPeak
    business owner
    Garth was a godsend for us at just the right time. His advice was clear and accurate and gave us confidence as we dealt with the challenges of a growing businesss.
  • testimonials testimonial-image-63a233e4c1550
    Danny Wilkinson
    Principal - Wilkinson Business Solutions
    accountant
    Garth was great to deal with. He provided clear information on a complex subject and it was great knowing our clients were covered by the expertise of a specialist.
  • testimonials testimonial-image-63a2348cc8854
    Edwin Baker
    Director - Great Lakes Riverside Living Park & Terrigal Sands Lifestyle Village & Residential Park
    business owner
    Garth is like a dog with two bones and gets the best result possible.
  • testimonials testimonial-image-63a233e483026
    Barry Ireland
    Principal - BJIA Chartered Accountants
    accountant
    Garth was very thorough in his analysis for a complex Small Business Capital Gains situation for one our clients. His knowledge in this area is unmatched.
  • testimonials testimonial-image-63a2348d1d043
    Peter Papageorgiou
    Director - Tramere
    business owner
    Garth Drinkwater has a solid background in Australian Tax law. His advice and knowledge is second to none. Garth's attention to every historical detail ensured that the advice given was extremely accurate and would withstand any rigorous scrutiny.
  • testimonials testimonial-image-63a233e4943f5
    Chad Rapsey
    Founder / Director - Rapsey Griffiths
    professional advisor
    Very happy with the service, communication and delivery of the advice. Would recommend.
  • testimonials testimonial-image-63a233e49f8c7
    Corinne Bowman
    Director - Pigeonhole Software
    business owner
    Garth provided us with exceptional service and expertise. He was able to help us navigate a complicated system and get us a favourable outcome. Thank you!
  • testimonials frank-papallo
    Frank Papallo
    Director - Corbetts Chartered Accountants & Advisors
    accountant
    Garth was very thorough in his approach. Attention to detail was high, explanations were clear and turnaround times were excellent.
  • testimonials testimonial-image-63a2348cd89e2
    Hazel & Larry Shepherd
    Directors - Quant Shop
    business owner
    Garth was always professional and explained complex matters in a way we could understand and was always happy to answer any questions we had.
  • testimonials testimonial-image-63a3a56c0e244
    Todd Hearne
    Director - WSC Group
    accountant
    Garth was extremely professional to deal with and took the time to answer any follow up queries we had regarding the advice he delivered.
  • testimonials steven-morris
    Steven Morris
    Director - Lansdowne Publishing
    business owner
    Garth was incredibly knowledgeable, and even though in the first few minutes it was clear that he could not better my situation, due to CGT rulings, he remained engaged and helpful for the rest of our initial meeting. I would recommend him to anyone needing help, as he is clearly a straight shooter and seems as though he'd do his utmost for them.
  • testimonials david-chen
    David Chen
    Director - David Chen & Associates
    accountant
    Garth is exceptionally helpful and possesses extensive expertise in his specialised field. I wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone seeking assistance with Small Business CGT Concessions.
  • testimonials testimonial-image-63a2348cf16af
    Jason Harker
    Director - Ultimatum
    business owner
    The report we received was very detailed and we had many discussions about different tax scenarios and outcomes. Very professional and prompt service.
  • testimonials dean-gordon-bw
    Dean Gordon
    Partner - VMG Accounting
    accountant
    Garth was easy to work with and the report and advice was excellent.
  • testimonials shah-hardik
    Shah Hardik
    Owner - TechFlow Services
    business owner
    Fast, efficient, knowledgeable, friendly. I am glad to recommend Small Business CGT Concessions Specialists and Garth to any small business owner considering a sale of business. Garth is extremely knowledgeable with CGT concession laws and provides efficiency, professionalism and the comfort of knowing your taxes are being handled legally whilst ensuring the most efficient outcome.
  • testimonials peter-malanos
    Peter Malanos
    Director - Malanos + Co
    accountant
    Garth takes the stress out of what is a complex subject.
  • testimonials sbcgt
    Heather Rowe
    Executor
    business owner
    Garth provided us with expert advice and a clear outcome of our position with respect to capital gains tax relating to our late father's estate. He was responsive and concise and led us through his well defined process of gathering the information for the determination of the outcome which he provided in his report.
  • testimonials testimonial-image-63a2348cd29f7
    Frank Khouri
    Director - HG Khouri & Associates
    accountant
    We have used the Small Business CGT Concessions Specialists on a number of engagements and have found they provide solutions to complex issues.
  • testimonials nick-condell-bw
    Nick Condell
    business owner
    We had a CGT problem involving a family farm small business and multiple complicating factors. SBCGTCS were able to clearly and quickly outline our position and options in a way that gave the family confidence in our approach.
  • testimonials ray-hart
    Ray Hart
    Director - Catalise
    professional advisor
    Garth was very efficient to respond and answer my questions. In doing so he has guided me in the right direction. I will have no hesitation in calling on him again in the future.
  • testimonials mark-harrison
    Mark Harrison
    Director and Executor
    business owner
    Helpful approach and understanding of what was needed both in detail and for the bigger picture overview. Technically excellent and well communicated advice.
  • Sandra Argent
    accountant
    The assistance and advice Garth has provided me with has been invaluable. I can't thank him enough for his guidence in the CGT minefield we find ourselves in today. I highly recommend Garth and his services he provides.
  • testimonials david-cramer
    David Cramer
    Owner - Cecil Walker Cycles
    business owner
    Garth has been exceptionally professional and extremely helpful during the whole advice process.
  • Peter Lowe
    Director - Taylor Lowe
    accountant
    Garth was extremely thorough in his approach when assisting with our client's situations. All scenarios were explored and information was provided in a timely manner.
  • testimonials varun-ramesh
    Varun Ramesh
    Owner - Geo Targetly
    business owner
    Garth is always willing and ready to help! His expertise in small business CGT concessions and business sale taxation means you can get your answers quickly. I strongly recommend speaking to him before deciding to exit your business.
  • Jennifer Burns
    Founding Partner - Counting Numbers
    accountant
    The subject of Small Business CGT Concessions is complex and so I very much appreciated the ability to have a discussion with Garth to check on a key issue for a client. His knowledge and agility on this subject matter made getting a second opinion worthwhile.
  • testimonials roger-allanson
    Roger Allanson
    Mountain Whispers
    business owner
    Very efficient & comprehensive experience - Garth is definitely on top of his game and delivers an extremely reliable & professional service.
  • Sebastian Romeo
    Principal - Sebastian Romeo Accountant
    accountant
    Garth provided me with the concise answers to all of my CGT Retirement Exemption questions and made my task so much easier. His knowledge in this area is outstanding and I strongly recommend him to anyone needing Small Business CGT assistance.
  • Im Chan
    Precision Mining
    business owner
    I think even Garth himself does not know how invaluable his advice is.... Garth is worth every cent.
  • Christina Phaedonos
    Principal - C Christou & Assocs
    accountant
    Very professional and easy to communicate with. Garth was a pleasure to deal with.
  • Debbie Grech
    Owner - Uptop Roofing
    business owner
    Garth was very helpful, knowledgeable and professional - I would highly recommend.
  • Glenda Marshall
    Primary Producer
    business owner
    Very satisfied with Garth's in-depth advice, and have confidence in his expertise in this specialised area.
  • Alice O'Hara
    business owner
    We found Garth to be extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Garth quickly assessed our needs and was transparent in how he could assist us.
  • Nicole Inglis
    Primary Producer
    business owner
    Experienced, professional and timely advice - thank you.
  • Nick Ryan
    Primary Producer
    business owner
    Highly recommend.