About

The Melbourne Law School Tax Clinic is a supportive, inclusive, student-run clinic where you will receive free tax assistance from Melbourne Law School students. Our students are supervised by a dedicated clinic supervisor and experienced tax practitioners.

How we can assist

During its active season, the MLS Tax Clinic provides assistance to clients in need. Below are some of the areas we can assist with.

Correspondence from the Australian Taxation Office

If you have received correspondence from the Australian Taxation Office and you do not understand the correspondence or are unsure as to what you need to do in response, we can assist.

Disagreeing with your tax assessment

If you disagree with your tax assessment, we can help you understand your rights and options for what to do next.

Outstanding tax debts

If you have difficulty paying your outstanding tax debts, we can assist you to negotiate a payment plan with the Australian Taxation Office.

Penalties and interest

If you have been charged penalties or interest by the Australian Taxation Office, we can assist you to apply for a reduction or waiver of those charges.

Income and expenses

We can assist you to work out whether or not an amount is income (and subject to tax) and whether or not an expense could be tax-deductible (and therefore reduce your tax payable)

Current and/or prior year tax returns

If you think you need assistance to lodge your current year tax return or you have outstanding tax returns from prior years.

Residency for tax purposes

We can assist you in determining whether you are a resident for Australian tax purposes.

Representation in dealing with ATO

We can represent you in dealing with the Australian Taxation Office.

Registration for Goods and Services Tax (GST)

We can assist you in determining whether you need to register for Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Eligibility

  • You do not have a tax agent (ie you are unrepresented); and
  • You are an individual, small business entity or small not-for-profit organisation.

Applications

The clinic will be operating on Wednesdays and Thursdays with afternoon appointments.

Apply for assistance