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Joseph Phan
Director – Corporate Tax

Joseph Phan

Tax is a complex and constantly evolving area of law that poses significant challenges for today’s organisational leaders. As an experienced tax and legal advisor, I help clients navigate the technical intricacies of tax law and keep abreast of the latest corporate and international tax changes. Having been on both sides of the fence, as a professional tax advisor and tax regulator, I bring a commercial and practical approach to solving tax problems, balanced by the need to manage tax risks.

Joseph has over 14 years of corporate and international tax experience both in professional services and the public sector. He is a qualified Australian lawyer, Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor.

Joseph has extensive experience advising on a range of corporate and international tax issues for large corporates, Australian owned SME’s, mid-cap listed and Australian subsidiaries of foreign multinationals on inbound and outbound investments and cross-border transactions including, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), tax due diligence, IPOs, corporate restructures and refinancing deals.  

Joseph also has significant knowledge and expertise of the ATO’s compliance programs and in tax administration, including practical experience in the ATO’s justified trust tax assurance program, tax governance reviews and conducting complex income tax audits and reviews of taxpayers in the public and private groups population.

Joseph’s industry specialisation includes the technology, consulting, energy and resources and manufacturing. He is bilingual in English and Vietnamese, leads the GT Australia Vietnam Practice and is on the Australia-UK tax desk. 


  • Tax advisory – provision of technical tax advice on complex corporate and international tax issues
  • Tax compliance and reporting – preparation of tax effect accounting, corporate tax returns and filings obligations
  • Tax administration – assistance with ATO audit and reviews, tax governance and ATO rulings and early engagement request
  • International tax – advising on global tax planning strategies, inbound and outbound investments and corporate restructures and refinancing
  • M&A tax – assistance with tax due diligence, IPOs, and sale and purchase contract reviews
  • Juris Doctor, Deakin University
  • Master of Tax, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Finance and Financial Planning), Deakin University
  • Australian lawyer and solicitor admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Chartered Accountant, Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
  • Chartered Tax Advisor, Member of the Tax Institute of Australia
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