Tax done differently


Life gets busy. You may not always find the time to schedule a visit with your accountant, yet you still appreciate they’re only a call, or email away.

We’re here to help. We’re Freshwater Taxation: an accountancy firm originating in Freshwater on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and we’re here for you, no matter where you’re located in Australia. If you’re on the hunt for an accountant who is responsive, friendly and on top of all the latest tax law, look no further!

Regardless of if you require your small personal income tax return prepared efficiently and thoroughly or a detailed plan prepared for your family and business tax affairs, we provide a highly personalised and premium service without the price tag.

Experts in personal and small business tax, accounting and bookkeeping; we work flexibly with our clients in order to create the optimal system and approach for each individual circumstance.

Taxation Simplified

Welcome to our page and thanks for stopping by.

We are a team of Australian Accountants with over 20 years of experience who are dedicated to making your life easier. For efficient and thorough assistance with your income tax or BAS affairs, you are invited to complete our online tax return request either via our secure online portal or by way of our editable PDF form; depending on the method that works the best for you. You will never wait more than a few days to receive your return by email for review and digital signature. Our team remain in constant communication with you throughout this process.

We are perfectionists. If we see a way that you could be doing things better, we will advise you and guide you towards streamlining your processes. We are committed to showing you that it is much easier than you think to send us your details for preparation of your return, run a perfect set of books, project your annual income tax, budget to pay your GST and be in regular communication with your accountant!

Book an appointmentdrop us a line, or browse our website to learn about our pricing, processes, and how you can immediately get the ball rolling with our friendly team.


  • Girish Karunakaran
    Freshwater Taxation have been handling the bookkeeping and accounting affairs of our multinational company since early 2013 and I could not recommend Sarah and her team more highly. Sarah is not only extremely knowledgeable on all things tax-related, but she is also very hard working and always willing to assist us with anything that we need done at short notice. I highly recommend Freshwater Taxation to anyone looking to deal with a fantastic online accountancy firm with a very personal service.
    Girish Karunakaran
    Girish Karunakaran - SoftVision International Pty Ltd
  • Emelia Jackson
    Sarah and the team at Freshwater Taxation have made my life a breeze. I was once overwhelmed by my book keeping looming and felt I had no real allies on my team to help me navigate the scary world of tax. Running my own small business this was really causing me a lot of unnecessary stress. The team at Freshwater have tackled my accounts flawlessly, their communication is second to none and I feel so confident knowing I have someone working hard to make sure I get the best outcome. Thank you endlessly!
    Emelia Jackson
    Emelia Jackson Cake Designs / Winner of Masterchef Australia 2020
  • Clare Le Roy
    My husband and I have been SO impressed by this service. We cannot recommend highly enough. Looking forward to working with you all again on next year's tax!
    Clare Le Roy
    The Little Design Corner Pty Ltd
  • Sophie Wilson
    Freshwater Taxation are really fantastic. I have been using them for years and I could not rate Sarah and her team more highly. what I especially love about these guys is the fact that they make it so easy. The process for submitting your tax is simple but also very affordable. Not only this but these guys provide such a personal service and are always so responsive. They also really know what they are doing and the ins and outs of small business so well. I am eternally grateful to Sarah and her team!
    Sophie Wilson
    Beaches Lash Co
  • Brent Yatawara
    Freshwater Taxation have been absolutely fantastic to deal with. They have handled everything from the setup of my Company, to my weekly bookkeeping and payroll requirements, and annual taxation needs. I strongly recommend that anyone needing an efficient and friendly service get in touch with Sarah Clayton.
    Brent Yatawara
    Managing Director - BY Design Joinery Pty Ltd
  • Hayley Beullens
    Sarah Clayton and Freshwater Taxation are absolutely fabulous to deal with. Freshwater Taxation have been instrumental in the growth of my website design business, “We Do Digital” and I highly recommend their taxation services to all small business owners.
    Hayley Beullens
    Managing Director - We Do Digital Pty Ltd
  • Blazenka Harvey
    Sarah and her team are amazing! I love that I can do everything online - it makes the whole process so much easier. Freshwater Taxation are always on top of everything - they are responsive, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. There is no question that goes unanswered. I highly recommend Sarah and her team!
    Blazenka Harvey
    Mama Bear Communications