Joanne is an international VAT advisor with over 10yrs of experience advising clients and corporate groups of all sizes across a range of industry sectors on VAT compliance, structuring and technical matters.
She supports in-house tax and finance leads in clients across all industry sectors to identify the VAT status of their business, their VAT needs and effective ways of mitigating risk and creating efficiencies within their internal VAT governance. She has significant experience in assisting clients with their VAT compliance needs from basic manual returns to the most modern tax engines for compliance automation.
She has ample experience in dealing with analysis of tax law, tax judgments of the courts and collaborating with tax authorities across a range of jurisdictions in order to obtain resolutions for her clients, with her most recent experience in the Gulf States. She has supported everything from SMEs to large corporate multinational groups with VAT implementation in the Gulf, together with post implementation compliance, advisory and tax authority support.
Joanne is known for her personable nature in building strong and trusted client relationships, practical & commercial approach and for seeking to identify her client's "pain points" for VAT and supporting them in identifying an acceptable resolution.
For open and honest recommendations from an array of Joanne's previous colleagues and clients, see the "Recommendations" section on her LinkedIn page.