IN FOCUS: Take the sting out of tax time

Wayne Nurse of Qwik Tax offers a mobile tax service. (Photo Joe Mastroianni)

By Carole Levy

Wayne Nurse has recently set up an office in the Point Cook Business Centre, ready to bring his mobile tax service to Melbourne’s west. He’s a chartered tax advisor who applied his credentials working for an international tax firm when he first started out, and for the past 19 years Wayne has been running his own tax advisor company.

Now he’s applying his expertise and talent to a new venture, Qwik Tax.

The concept of a mobile tax service is a relatively unfamiliar one, in the western suburbs at least, with Wayne’s one of only two.

He believes it’s a service likely to take off because it hugely benefits busy PAYG taxpayers and small businesses, such as cafes, retailers with a small team, tradies and the like.

It could very well be the way of the future, yet in some ways it harks back to the past.

“A mobile tax service, where I go to a client’s home or place of business, is very much of now,” Wayne says.

“People these days seem to be more and more time-poor, it can be a real challenge to carve out time to make an appointment and sit down with the tax man, in his office, and at hours that might not suit.

“That’s just how it is now, and I see that a mobile tax service – if it can offer years of tax experience and full qualifications – is the way to go.

“While it’s a newish concept in the tax sector it’s actually a service similar to one offered by various financial/insurance advisers decades ago.

They’d gather around the kitchen table with mums and dads after dinner was finished and get all the affairs sorted.

“It’s still like that with the way I work. I fit in with the time that suits the client, in a place he or she feels relaxed, and we get to discuss exactly what’s needed.

“Any relevant paperwork or information is right at hand – no making the effort of getting to a tax office then realising you didn’t have it with you.”

Apart from the convenience factor, Wayne brings plenty of personality to his job. He likes a chat and meeting different people all the time, listening to their stories, and being able to help them.

Wayne’s business was given an award by Armadale Business Association for Professional Service Business of the Year in 2014, and again in 2015.


Qwik Tax, Point Cook Business Centre, Suite 602, Level 1, 2 Main Street, Point Cook. Inquiries: 048-QWIKTAX (0487 945 829)