The Truckies Tax Specialists

Welcome to Tax for Truckies.

Are you a truckie who dreads hearing the words “Financial Management”, “Tax return”, “GST” or “Invoicing and Receipting”?

Are you sick of having to explain what you do and how you do it to an accountant who just doesn’t understand you?

Tired of leaving an accountant’s office more confused than when you went into it?

Well, the good news is, you’re not alone. The better news is, you’re also in the right place.

This is why we formed Tax for Truckies. Whether you’re a business owner, an owner driver, a contractor, part time, full time or casual, we’re here to help.

Why Tax for Truckies?

Tax for Truckies is a Melbourne based Accounting firm with a difference – we specialise in supporting the transport industry. We can handle interstate truckies.

Michael Gallagher and his handpicked team of financial specialists understand how the trucking and transport industry works; what tax laws and requirements are relevant to it, and most importantly, how to make the entire accounting and taxation process easy, clear and painless for you.

Meet The Team

Michael Gallagher

Michael Gallagher is a Chartered Tax Adviser and a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia.  Michael is a Registered Tax Agent and a Member of the Institute of Public Accountants. Michael holds a Master of Taxation Degree from the ATAX Law School of UNSW.

Michael has a Public Practice Certificate from the Institute of Public Accountants and a Diploma in Financial Planning. Michael is a registered trainer holding a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. He has lectured in Taxation Law at Swinburne TAFE and at CQUniversity Melbourne Campus where he was National Coordinator and Examiner for the Post-Graduate Course of Master in Professional Accounting.   

Michael’s financial acumen, teamed with his training and lecturing experience have provided him with an excellent ability to explain financial concepts, plans and terminology in a language that financial and non-financial people can understand easily. This ability is the drive to emphasise the need for Gallagher’s entire team to be effective communicators.

Ross Walker

Ross Walker is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and is Gallagher Accountants Practice Manager. Ross holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from La Trobe University and brings over 20 years’ experience to the team. Ross joined the team in 2015. Ross gets the job done and is integral to the team.

Melissa Wright

Melissa Wright is our Administration Manager and the backbone of Gallagher Accountants. Melissa brings many years’ experience in public practice to her role.


Mobile Accounting

We know that during the day, you’re out doing what you do best, and also that for a lot of tradies, it is their partners that take care of the books while you take care of the tools.

We’ll come to your home or office, after hours if need be and speak with both of you.

Taxation and Financial Budgeting

Ever heard the phrase “Measure twice, cut once?” Well, it applies in the finance world too.

We can help you plan for your future needs so that your finances stay under control and your business needs are met.

Individual service

No two tradies are exactly alike. And neither are the solutions they require.

We take the time to get to know you and provide you with what you need.

What We Do

Accounting and Taxation compliance

including Xero, MYOB, Quickbooks, software configuration and training.

We also work with Receipt Bank – a product that allows integration with all major accounting software platforms, and more importantly, makes it easier for you to capture and manage your tax deductions. Once you’ve used your phone to photograph and submit the receipt via the software, you can throw it away (no more cluttered glove box!).

For those of you managing a team, our job management software includes Tradify, Aroflo and others.

Our work is also protected by our Tax for Truckies guarantee, as we promise that you’ll be satisfied with our results, every time.

The Truckies Tax Specialists

Whether you’re a business owner, an owner driver, a contractor, part time, full time or casual, we’re here to help.

Taxation Preparation

SMSF – Self Managed Superannuation Funds


Business Restructures

Where appropriate, we can restructure your business to meet its evolving needs.

Business Assistance

Advice on business structure and establishment, business commencement, taxation planning and operations.


Management Accounting – breakeven calculations and profit forecasts.