PKF Australia

Accountants and Business Advisers

Darren Shone

Darren Shone


Professional Experience

Darren is part of the specialist Taxation team and is based in our Newcastle office.

With more than 30 years of experience in public practice accounting, Darren has dedicated the last 16 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. He also sits on the NSW Education Committee of The Tax Institute.

Some of Darren’s key assignments include advising clients in relation to the tax consolidation regime; advising in relation to international tax matters and structuring; advising in respect of acquisitions and mergers; advising in relation to the tax consequences and structuring of business sales; advising in relation to the tax aspects of succession strategies for family-owned businesses; advising in relation to the tax aspects of estate planning; advising in relation to the tax aspects of property developments and undertaking tax compliance reviews for clients in the areas of Income Tax, GST, FBT and CGT.

Professional Memberships and Qualifications

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

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