Meet Our Team


Our people are our business


DTC brings in excess of 130 years of ongoing experience to your tax problem. We are experts in a broad range of tax related areas – from work related expenses to International tax, from direct compliance to case review.

Miles Deayton - Principal

Miles Deayton

Principal Director

MBA | B.Bus (Accounting) | Registered Tax Agent

Peter Bonett

Senior Consultant

B. Comm (Melb) | CPA

Peter Maher

Senior Consultant

B. Ec | CPA

Associate Consultants

George Constantinou

Bachelor of Business (Accounting) | Post Graduate Diploma of Accounting (Taxation)

George worked in the Australian Taxation Office for over 30 years predominantly in a compliance role in a number of different business segments. He was part of a Public Groups and International Operations team specialising in transfer pricing cases from 2002 to 2015 (the last five years as Technical Leader of this team). Read more…




Mark is a tax specialist who provides advice to a diverse range of small to medium sized clients on a wide array of tax matters including, amongst others, capital gains tax, trust taxation issues and company taxation including Division 7A.

He has over 36 years’ experience in the profession having held senior roles in chartered accounting, industry and the professional bodies including CPA Australia where he was formerly the Senior Tax Counsel. Read More…


Steve Howlin has over 36 years of experience in taxation working for taxation authorities and a big four consulting firm in the UK, Singapore and Australia. His experience and focus is predominantly GST/VAT, including 15 years of experience as Assistance Commissioner in the ATO leading written GST rulings and objections, GST audit and GST risk management. He also worked with business for 5 years as a big 4 GST consultant in Singapore and Australia.

Steve has worked extensively as a GST/VAT expert consultant for the IMF, providing advice and capability improvement on assignments to tax authorities in Europe, Africa, Middle East and South East Asia. Read More…




Deayton Tax Consulting (DTC) brings in excess of 130 years of ongoing experience to our clients, enabling us to understand and customise the support we provide to suit your requirements. We are experts in a broad range of tax related areas, and our collective enthusiasm will provide you and your customers with the best outcomes while working with a team of friendly professionals to help you succeed.

Our independent guidance and support to accountants and tax agents who service small and medium sized customers, ensures that the customers’ position is represented in the best light when facing the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) on a contentious matter.

The Taxing Business of Tax Audits

Visiting the dentist is one of the worst experiences that people have.  The anticipation, the pain, and the unexpected nasty surprise – both in your mouth and pocket!

One of life’s other unpleasant experiences is a tax audit.  Those of us, who have nothing to fear, would still get quite concerned if we were notified of an ATO audit.  However, if any of your clients have claimed a doubtful deduction or not included some income, they are likely to be much more concerned. This is a major tax problem that an audit will uncover and your client could end up with an even higher tax bill or be hit with other penalties. In the end, how much will they have to pay? It might not just be a financial resolution….Read more…