ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Steve Douglas is the Co-Founder & Managing Director of Australasian Taxation Services (1995) and Chairman of SMATS Group and an avid property investor and developer himself. He is also a Chartered Tax Advisor, Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia and a Registered Tax Agent. SMATS Group attends to the needs of over 10,000 property investors and ATS, it’s tax division, has grown to become one of the Top 100 Accounting Firms in Australia (AFR 2019, 2020).
Steve has a passion for education and knowledge sharing and is a regular presenter on taxation and property market matters affecting Australian property investors, expatriates and retirement tax planning.
In 2009, Steve was recognised as one of the leading 50 Australians in Asia by Advance and invited to participate in the Advance Asia 50 Summit and in 2010 was awarded the Singapore Austcham Entrepreneur Award and in 2017 Steve was The Finders “Expatreneur Awardee 2017”.
Steve wrote the book “The Aussie Expat – The Luckiest Person on Earth” and has been active in submissions to the Australian Government on tax issues affecting property investors and expatriates.
SMATS Group is a full-service company with unique experience and qualifications in taxation, lending, property & financial advisory, that provides clients with a comprehensive understanding to optimise their personal outcomes.
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