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Cathy Braun

Partner – Taxation

Bachelor of Commerce
Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Cathy has many years of experience in taxation consulting with a variety of clients, including SMEs, larger corporates, international entities and charities.

Her role includes leadership, training and consulting. She undertakes significant business consulting in the areas of CGT (including small business concessions), restructuring, international taxation, tax consolidations and GST. She assists charities in a variety of ways, including structuring, registrations, GST and accessing the various tax concessions.

Cathy enjoys tax research and loves finding solutions for clients and helping them achieve more tax effective outcomes.

When out
of the office


Gardening, reading, walking and spending time with the family.

Cathy and her husband enjoy walking most weekends, preferably with the dog. When she has the time, she likes to get out in the garden or curl up with up good mystery book.

Favourite Holiday Destination:

Over summer, you’ll find Cathy and her family at the beach, either Rye or Torquay. Cathy also likes to spend time visiting family interstate. And if they only have a few days, they love exploring the Victorian forests and the Daylesford area.

Cathy Braun's Articles

‘In Australia’ Requirements for DGRs and Tax Exempt Entities

The Australian Taxation Office has now released the final version of its ruling on the ‘in Australia’ tests for DGRs and tax exempt entities. There is a different test for DGRs than for tax exempt entities. DGRs For DGRs, there is a requirement that the fund, authority or institution be ‘in Australia’. The term ‘in […]

Gifts and Honorariums

The ACNC has issued some guidance for charities who provide gifts or honorariums to individuals. The ACNC is concerned that charities may not be complying with the ACNC governance standards in relation to these gifts. Where charities provide small one-off gifts to show their appreciation to individuals who are important to the organisation, the charity […]

Men and Women Sheds

In the last budget, the Federal Government announced it would create a new deductible gift recipient (DGR) category for men and women sheds. There are currently about 1,000 sheds around Australia which have a valuable role in reducing social isolation and improving mental health within our communities. The government has now released draft legislation to […]

ACNC External Conduct Standards

The ACNC’s External Conduct Standards are now in force. These standards set out the ACNC’s minimum requirements for a registered charity that conducts any activities offshore. It is important that Boards understand their obligations under the new standards. Board members may well be surprised by the breadth of the standards, the activities that are covered […]