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Business Summary
Certified Practising Accountants Tax Returns, Audits, Book Keeping
About Us

Marlow Canete and Associates, the local accountants of Tennant Creek, have been servicing the Barkly region since 1996. Through the years, we have gained clients and developed affiliations with other professionals outside of the Northern Territory.

The partners and staff take pride in providing excellent personal service to clients.

The firm provides services to indigenous organisations, mining services, community services, sporting organisations, and other groups.

The firm has been a part of the growth and development of Tennant Creek and its surroundings over the years. The firm believes in giving back to the community by being involved in many activities and events.

About Us

Our firm of Certified Practicing Accountants is located in Tennant Creek, the Golden Heart of Australia's Northern Territory.

Tennant Creek is located 1,000km South of Darwin and 500km North of Alice Springs. Established in 1933 the town has a population of about 3,500 and caters to four main industries; pastoral, mining, tourism and the Aboriginal population.

Our Services

  • Electronic Lodgement of Tax returns
  • Business advice, plans and projections
  • Negative gearing advice
  • Payroll services
  • Capital gains tax advice
  • Bookkeeping services
  • Retirement planning
  • Taxation advice
  • GST advisory service
  • Auditing Services, including SMSF's

The Partners


The Commonwealth Government, through the Australian Taxation Office, collects tax from individuals and businesses in order to use the money to spend through its annual budget which is presented each May for the following Financial Year.

The GST has been introduced as of 1st July 2000 as a fairer method of taxing business transactions. Payable by the end consumer and remitted by the vendor.

With the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax the rates of income tax applied to individuals has changed.

  • Tax Rates
  • Companies
  • Medicare Levy
  • Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP)

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Superannuation is a method of building up a nest egg for retirement, funded by your employer and/or by you. Superannuation either reduces or replaces a pension paid to you by the Commonwealth Government through Centrelink.

Superannuation Guarantee Scheme

The Hawke Government brought in the Superannuation Guarantee Scheme in 1992.

Since then your employer has been required to pay a set percentage of your salary into a superannuation fund. The minimum amount of wages attracting the super guarantee is $ 450 gross per month.

For 2002 - 2003 onwards the rate is 9%.

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Contact Us

We welcome your inquiries. Please contact us using the email addresses below or if you would like to speak to someone call us on +61 (0)8 8962 2322


PO Box 1170

77 Ambrose Street

Tennant Creek

Northern Territory 0861

Phone: +61 (08) 8962 2322

Fax: +61 (08) 8962 3100