Mazars strengthen its indirect tax offering
Mazars Australia announces the appointment of Indirect Tax Specialist, Stephen Baxter, strengthening its indirect tax offering.
Following the expansion of Mazars in Australia earlier this year, the firm continues to grow with the appointment of Indirect Tax Specialist, Stephen Baxter as Associate Director of the Tax Division.
Sydney office Managing Partner, Jim Mascitelli, comments, “We are delighted to welcome Stephen to the team. The expansion of our tax services echoes our continual desire to meet the needs of our clients. As an international firm with offices throughout the Eastern seaboard of Australia, the demand to advise clients on complex cross-border transactions, GST, due diligence, property and land tax continues to increase. Stephen's expertise and experience will ensure our clients receive high quality support.”
Specialising in GST, land tax, fuel tax credits, luxury car tax and wine tax, Stephen Baxter has thirty-three years’ experience as an indirect tax consultant, including twenty-two years running his own practice. Stephen's track record includes: advising on the introduction of GST into Australia and Malaysia, establishing Australia’s GST systems for non-residents and guiding practical applications like the use of GPS technology to reduce fleet running costs.
“I have closely monitored Mazars over the last few years and have admired their personal and agile approach to supporting clients. I am excited to join an internationally renowned firm whose recent growth in Australia offers a broad scope of global resources and presents a unique opportunity to advise clients in Australia and internationally” says Stephen.
In addition to being one of the longest standing members of the Federal Treasurer’s Board of Taxation Advisory Panel , Stephen also writes and updates the GST chapters of the Wolter Kluwer Small Business Tax Concessions Guide.
“Mazars’ international partnership provides our most valuable resource, our people, opportunities for mobility and to grow as global leaders, cross fertilize experience, and share best practices and innovations from 310 offices around the world. The expertise and experience that Stephen Baxter brings will further support the firm’s continued growth,” concludes Jim.
Mazars is an international, integrated and independent firm, specialising in audit, accountancy, advisory, tax and consulting services. Operating in 89 countries and territories, as of 1 January 2019, the firm draws on the expertise of 40,000 professionals – 24,000 in the Mazars integrated partnership and 16,000 via the Mazars North America Alliance – to assist clients at every stage in their development.
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