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Robyn Jacobson

Robyn is well known in tax training circles, having been a professional tax trainer for more than 20 years. With more than 25 years in the profession, Robyn has a public practice background in tax consulting and compliance, audit, superannuation and litigation support. After five years with Webb Martin Training, Robyn established her own tax training business, Cyntax Pty Ltd, which operated for six years. Following Cyntax’s merger with TaxBanter in 2011, Robyn continues to provide training through TaxBanter. She is a regular keynote/conference presenter and participant in ATO/Treasury consultations. Robyn specialises in SME issues, in particular, trusts, Division 7A and the small business CGT concessions. Robyn has an engaging, lively personality and is highly regarded for both her technical prowess and practical style of presenting. Robyn is a member of TaxBanter’s Editorial Committee and Social Media Committee.

Author Posts

Tax Yak – Single Touch Payroll: Q&A with the ATO

In this episode of Tax Yak, Robyn yaks with Michael Karavas, Director at the ATO and Design Lead of STP, in a Q&A format, addressing all your questions about...

It’s happening! Single Touch Payroll reporting for small employers

On 1 July 2018, STP reporting was introduced for substantial employers (20 or more employees as at 1 April 2018). Under STP reporting, an employer reports information on their...

Progress of bills pre-Budget

In our latest Banter Blog, with limited sitting days ahead of the Federal Budget on 2 April 2019 and the expected Federal election in May 2018, we summarise the...

Labor’s tax and superannuation policies

In our latest Banter Blog, we summarise the Opposition’s tax and superannuation policies as we head into election season. What can we expect should Labor form government at the...

Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2018–19 [MYEFO]

On 17 December 2018, the Government released the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2018–19 (MYEFO). The MYEFO provides updated information on the Government’s fiscal position and includes policy...

Some movement on Div 7A … at last!

On 22 October 2018, the Treasury released a consultation paper titled Targeted amendments to the Division 7A integrity rules. The paper sets out the Government’s proposed implementation of...

Certainty at last for Base rate entities … or not?


After a long period of uncertainty, and in the midst of the recent Liberal Party leadership spill, the Senate on 23 August 2018 unexpectedly passed without amendment the

Unenacted tax measures at 30 June 2018: bills wrap-up

In wrapping up the Autumn session of Parliamentary sittings, the Senate adjourned at 8.17 pm on Thursday 28 June 2018 until Monday 13 August 2018. At the close of...

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