Testimonials

Property Tax Specialists were engaged to advise us on a tax effective structuring of an investment loan. Shruki’s knowledge of Family Trusts, investment taxation law and our personal income situation ensured we set up the financing, ownership titles and contracts correctly from the start in order to minimise future Capital Gains Tax.  Thank you for helping steer us in the right direction!

Shala Ahmed

Shukri Barbara has been my accountant for nearly 10 years. He has extensive expertise in the areas of property investment and family trusts. I find his advice quite handy, he doesn’t limit himself to the accounting aspects of my financial situation. But instead, he takes a more holistic approach where he also considers other aspects, such as potential returns of future projects, risk management, finance needs, family and estate planning, other asset classes such as shares, etc. In your typical property investment team, where you would have buyer’s agents, real estate agents, property managers, brokers, etc., normally it is your accountant the one team member that you trust the most for critical decisions. It is important to have an accountant that is familiar with all the aspects of the equation, so that you can make the most out of his advice. Shukri has helped me structure my investments, in a way that reduces tax expenses, while at the same time complying with all the regulations from ATO and the government.

Alex Castillo

I’ve been a client of Shurki Barbara, Property Tax Specialist for many years now.

What I like about Shukri is the fact that he’s honest and ethical, and a good professional. He does my tax effectively and efficiently.

I’m no financial wizard.  But because of Shukri’s talent, explaining things clearly and his ability to give simple and straight forward instructions, I find it easy work with him.

I am very happy with the quality of work Shukri provides me with. I’ve had some other tax accountants in the past. In my view the quality of his work is above and beyond other tax accountants.

As a busy professional, my time is limited; however I do make the time to read his newsletters. They are educational, informative, and I find that they always contain information relevant to my circumstance.

Shukri definitely goes the extra mile for his clients; he’s always available and returns my calls promptly.

The fees he’s charging are fair, and I am happy to recommend Shukri to anyone who’s looking for a tax accountant.

E. Murray

I’ve been a client of Shukri Barbara of Property Tax Specialists for a number of years. Our tax situation is reasonably complex given that we have income and properties here in Australia as well as from overseas. I like to work with specialists, and Shukri is certainly a competent professional when it comes to tax and in particular property tax. Shukri never second guesses, he researches diligently and I feel I am in safe hands with him. Working with Shukri gives me the peace of mind to know that the tax man won’t come knocking on my door. I’ve always known that Shukri has my best interest at heart. This got proven by the fact that he alerted us to the fact that we could apply for a family allowance. Which we got granted and the government transferred a substantial amount into our accounts within a couple of weeks. The upshot is I like working with Shukri. I know I can rely on him, get the best possible advice for my personal circumstances. He’s trustworthy and a great character. Shukri was recommended to me by an acquaintance and I’m more than happy to recommend Shukri to anyone who needs sound and competent tax advice.

Juergen Schmechel, Sydney

I’ve been getting Shukri Barbara’s advice on property tax for the last 3 years, and in April 2012 I decided hand over my accounts to him. Because I trust Shukri’s advice, and I know that he’s got my best interest at heart. I have realised that Shukri is perfect for me, as I need really good, considered and balanced tax advice. He’s a good listener and he grasped my situation instantaneously. I can trust him and he has a depth and breadth of knowledge that gives me the confidence that I get the best possible tax advice for my personal circumstances. Shukri has a talent to explain complex issues in a way that is easy for me to understand, and he’s able to put the issues into the context that is relevant to me and my circumstances. Shukri is there for me whenever I need his advice. He’s prompt in getting back to me, and he ensures I get access to him whenever I need to. I’m very time poor and his being so available to me enormously important and I really value that. I certainly recommend Shukri’s services to others in my circle of friends and family.

Martha Babineau, Putty

I’ve been a client of Shukri Barbara of Property Tax Specialist for 20 or more years. Shukri is a professional and in my view he is the go to person when it comes to property tax issues. I don’t think that there are many accountants in Sydney that know as much about property tax as Shukri Barbara does. As a client I am confident that he goes out of his way to ensure that all the intricacies of my personal situation are considered. What I particularly like about Shukri is the fact that he looks at the specific issue presented to him and he tackles and solves the problem in the best interest of his clients. He is meticulous, methodical, trustworthy, accommodating and happy to help. This is why I’ve been a client for so many years. I believe that trust and reliability are important attributes when it comes to choosing an accountant. Shukri most certainly fits the bill. Shukri is an excellent listener and doesn’t shy away from asking others for advice to ensure that all eventualities are covered. I have and will continue to recommend Shukri to others; he’s a reliable, honest, efficient professional who makes sure his clients get the best possible tax advice for their personal circumstances.

Mousa Nader, Sydney

I’ve been a client of Shurki Barbara, Property Tax Specialist for many years now. What I like about Shukri is the fact that he’s honest and ethical, and a good professional. He does my tax effectively and efficiently. I’m no financial wizard. But because of Shukri’s talent, explaining things clearly and his ability to give simple and straight forward instructions, I find it easy work with him. I am very happy with the quality of work Shukri provides me with. I’ve had some other tax accountants in the past. In my view the quality of his work is above and beyond other tax accountants. As a busy professional, my time is limited; however I do make the time to read his newsletters. They are educational, informative, and I find that they always contain information relevant to my circumstance. Shukri definitely goes the extra mile for his clients; he’s always available and returns my calls promptly. The fees he’s charging are fair, and I am happy to recommend Shukri to anyone who’s looking for a tax accountant.

Pamela Reid

When I moved to Sydney, I needed to get a new tax accountant. Shukri Barbara came recommended by the people in my Sydney property group. I’ve been a client of Property Tax Specialist, since 2007 and I couldn’t be happier. Shurki’s customer service, his knowledge, his interest in his clients is excellent and second to none. What I really appreciate is that Shukri is a good and careful listener, an excellent professional with impeccable manners and sound knowledge. This gives me peace of mind and the knowledge that I am advised by an honest caring professional. He is interested in me as a person, my personal circumstances and grasps the situation quickly and accurately. Also he always is available for me whenever I need a question answered. He’s always up to date, and I never have to remind him of the latest changes. “Shukri has my history down pat”. I do trust Shukri’s judgment and advice. Over the years he’s been my guide, advisor and teacher. Shukri’s very good at explaining things in simply and clearly. Shukri is meticulous and he has a good eye for detail. The templates Shukri has designed for his clients are excellent, I use them often and they help me get my head around the numbers quickly and accurately. Whenever I need to make an important decision, I talk to Shukri. I trust him to give me the best possible advice. I am certain that he has my best interest at heart. I whole heartedly rate him as an 9 – 9.5 out of 10, and I would recommend Shukri to anyone whose on the lookout of a professional, honest, well-mannered, and caring accountant.

CG

Thank you very much for helping us realize our goal of “7 properties in 10 years with a million dollars each in capital equity” in less than 7 years plus a great deal more. You are a fantastic accountant.

FR