Darren Shone
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Darren Shone

I strive to ensure that our tax knowledge as a firm is at the cutting edge, enabling us to provide the best quality and value for money tax services for our clients. Darren Shone
Taxation Partner

Professional experience

Darren has more than 32 years of experience in public practice accounting, dedicating the last 20 years of his career to full-time taxation advisory.

This specialisation has seen him develop extensive knowledge across GST, Capital Gains Tax, Income Tax and NSW State Taxes.

Covering the full spectrum of PKF clients, Darren works with closely held family business clients right through to the specific taxation issues faced by our large corporate and international clients.

He is also experienced with the taxation issues that affect particular industry sectors, including manufacturing, engineering, financial services, health, professional services, primary production, property development, wholesale, retail, and hospitality and gaming.

Darren writes technical articles for taxation reference materials and journals used by other professional tax advisers, and teaches, examines and presents courses provided by The Tax Institute.

Recent examples of work include:

  • Advising a 50-year business owner on the sale of his business and transition into retirement tax effectively
  • Advising a high-tech business on the implementation of an employee share scheme for its key employees
  • Advising two formerly competing businesses on a merger strategy to become one significant business entity
  • Advising a large registered club on a property development regarding tax effectiveness
  • Advising a not-for-profit on a tax-effective change in structure while maintaining its tax-exempt status.

Qualifications and memberships

  • Member of the National Tax and Accountants Association
  • Masters in Taxation
  • Member of CPA Australia
  • Designated CPA Specialist in Taxation
  • Chartered Tax Adviser (Tax Institute of Australia)
  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)

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