Meet the team

The articles on Canberra Tax Advisor are written by members of the tax consulting practice at Nexia Duesburys – Canberra’s most experienced tax team.

Mike & Naomi have extensive knowledge of the tax and regulatory requirements businesses and individuals face day-to-day. What sets us apart from other advisors is our breadth of experience in applying this knowledge in a practical way.

Mike Bannon

Michael Bannon - Chosen PhotoMichael joined Nexia Duesburys in 1989 after 18 years in the Sydney and National Canberra offices of the Australian Taxation Office. His wide experience in the ATO ideally suited him to head Nexia Duesburys Tax Consulting Division.

Michael has advised the Committee of Public Accounts for the Federal Parliament and has attended before Parliamentary Committees on behalf of National Industry Associations. For 25 years he wrote a weekly article for the Canberra Times on our tax and superannuation laws and has advised on ABC Radio.  Michael is also an authorised representative of the SMSF advisers network (AFSL number 430062).

Michael’s philosophy is that no client is the same and each person deserves understanding and practical advice that can be readily implemented. His task is to work through the mire of tax, company and commercial laws applicable to each client’s goals.

Naomi Smith

Naomi joined Nexia Duesburys Tax Consulting Division in January 2016, bringing 15 years of diverse tax and accounting experience gained in Australia and the UK where she was a Senior Tax Manager at a top five chartered accounting firm. Naomi has advised many high profile wealthy clients, entrepreneurs and internationally mobile clients. Naomi has a talent for solving complex tax issues whilst meeting the client’s wider needs.Naomi Smith - Chosen Photo

Naomi is an Australian and UK tax adviser. She advises UK expatriates on the complexities of the UK and Australian tax systems. She is an Australian & UK Chartered Tax Advisor. She completed her Bachelor of Accounting at Charles Sturt University (NSW) and graduated with distinction.

Naomi has a wide range of expertise and specialist knowledge in estate planning and inheritance tax issues, superannuation and retirement issues, on-shore and off-shore trusts, international tax matters such as residency issues, capital gains tax, partnerships and owner managed businesses.

Naomi is Nexia Duesburys specialist superannuation law advisor and assists the firm’s superannuation fund clients in their compliance with that law, the smsf-advisersdevelopment of pension strategies and estate planning.  Naomi is also an authorised representative of the SMSF advisers network (AFSL number 430062).

Naomi is a professional tax writer and has written for Tolley’s/Lexis Nexis, Tax Advisor and Taxation magazines in the UK. Naomi is a member of the UK Chartered Institute of Taxation’s virtual technical subcommittee.

Roger Karlsson

Roger joined the Nexia Canberra Tax Consulting Division following a 20-year career as a systems accountant\business analyst\legal officer in Australia and the United Kingdom.  He has a strong interest in tax and superannuation law and applying that law for the firm’s clients.

Roger holds qualifications in law, commerce, professional writing, project management and business administration. He is a Chartered Accountant (CA ANZ), Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) and is admitted as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of the ACT.Roger Karlsson

With a blend of accounting and legal expertise Roger develops creative and simple solutions to complex questions of tax and superannuation law, providing clients with peace of mind through clear, certain and personalised advice.

Roger is involved in advising clients on tax effective strategies, tax structures, the application of the capital gains, fringe benefits and income tax laws, the GST, stamp duties and land tax laws to property transactions.  Roger has also advised numerous not-for-profit organisations on their eligibility for income tax exemption as charities, public benevolent institutions, sporting clubs and organisations that encourage development of Australia’s industrial and agricultural resources.


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