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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.

Get in touch with Cathy through our contact page.

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

ATO Guidance on Employee versus Contractor Status

As a result of two recent High Court cases in relation to employment law, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has released two documents to provide guidance on whether a worker engaged by a business is an employee or a contractor. Taxation Ruling The first document is taxation ruling TR 2023/4, which outlines the ATO’s view […]

DGR Registers Reform

Currently, four of the deductible gift recipient (DGR) categories are administered by Australian government departments. On 1 January 2024, the administration of these categories will transfer to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). This will benefit these types of DGRS, including providing a reduction in reporting obligations. DGR Administration Under the current rules, most DGR applications […]

Productivity Commission’s Draft Philanthropy Report

The Productivity Commission has released its draft report into motivations for philanthropic giving in Australia and opportunities to grow it further. If the Commission’s proposed reforms are adopted, there will be substantial changes to the Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) system. In particular, the Commission’s recommendations to remove school building funds from the DGR system will […]