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Petina Zappia


Hi I am the Principal of The Tax Lady. I recently commenced practicing in my own right, as I saw a need for a quality dedicated accountant, willing to look after and help her clients. Nobody should be treated as a number and regardless of your taxation simplicity or complexity, you have the same rights and expectations. After having worked in Lilydale 7 years, I decided now was the time to move on, so I could continue to help all clients, at all levels. I aim to go the extra mile for each and every client, regardless of the size of their return. Everyone counts at The Tax Lady!

I have an array of experience in finance, farming and accounting, providing a good grasp over a broad area. Nothing is too much trouble. Evidence of this is in the large client base that I have built up over the years, with many clients referring multiple clients to me.

I would rather see money in your pocket than the taxman’s and will make sure I claim every deduction possible. Each occupation is different and no two returns are the same. All taxpayers need someone to ask the questions that matter, this will maximise your deductions and minimise the tax that you pay.

With four daughters life outside of work is always busy. All four daughters are athletic, playing football, basketball, cross country running and water sports. Weeks are taken up with basketball and football and every weekend possible, we spend time on the Murray River waterskiing and wakeboarding. My husband and I ran a berry farm for 10 years, before I returned to work in a full time capacity. Soon after, my husband undertook an adult apprenticeship in fitting and turning. We still reside on our farm, but can now enjoy the distant views over the Yarra Valley and our grassy paddocks, watching the horses and goats graze, when I am not at my desk working.