Since 2019, the UNSW Tax & Business Advisory Clinic has provided independent, free and confidential tax and business advice for individuals and small business owners in severe financial distress. The Clinic strives to contribute to a more just society by addressing deeper systemic injustices at the frontline.
Our community-led approach serves people in financial hardship across NSW by partnering with the community sector (financial counsellors, crisis support, domestic violence support, pro-bono legal clinics) to identify and support clients who would otherwise not have access to tax and business advice. Further, we identify otherwise unmet needs in our clients and support them through cross-referrals with social workers, mental health support workers, financial counsellors and pro bono lawyers.
A teaching clinic, the Clinic operates as an integrated work-integrated-learning space. This gives enrolled students an opportunity to work alongside tax professionals to help our client base while developing their technical and professional skills in delivering high-quality tax advice. We also offer volunteering opportunities to students from faculties across the university.
We also have a bold agenda for grassroots research on systemic issues faced by financially and socially disadvantaged individuals and small business.
UNSW Tax & Business Advisory Clinic provides free, independent and confidential tax advice and support. We have outreach locations across Sydney and also offer phone appointments depending on your circumstances and location. Our tax advice and representation services are often in high demand, so we give priority to people who need our help the most
It’s time to get involved with the UNSW Tax & Business Advisory Clinic, a free service for financially vulnerable individuals and small businesses who would otherwise not have access to tax advice and support, as well as business advice and coaching.
UNSW Tax & Business Advisory Clinic is a free service for financially vulnerable individuals and small businesses who would otherwise not have access to tax and business advice and support. Our Student Volunteers (AHEGS-Recognised) are an integral part of our mission – and our team.
Since our launch in June 2019, UNSW Tax & Business Advisory Clinic’s Volunteer Professionals have been an integral part of our team – and our mission.
Our community education, research and advocacy focusses on improving outcomes for financially vulnerable individuals and their families while being cognisant of political, socio-economic, legal design and administrative issues.