Latha Kumar, one of the Directors at ThePartners, is a fully qualified tax and accounting professional with two decades experience in public practice in Australian & international centres and a further decade in commerce. Latha has built on her academic and professional qualifications throughout her career. She is a CPA, CTA and also holds a master’s degree in International Tax from UNSW.
As a Tax Advisor with hands on experience gained in major international centres and who has kept abreast of tax laws pertaining to the U.S.A, UK, Europe and Singapore, she is ideally placed to provide cutting edge tax advice. Her international tax expertise range over several areas of taxation like tax residency, application of DTAs, Transfer Pricing, Permanent Establishments, GST and VAT related affairs, international business structuring, CFCs, withholding taxes and conduit foreign income.With her broad industry experience and proven track record Latha has developed a reputation with helping clients navigate the complexities that exist within Australian Tax. The services she offers include but not limited to dealing with matters like capital gains tax including small business concessions, tax consolidation, formulating business structures and restructures, R & D offsets and tax incentives, EMDG applications, trust, corporate & SMSF tax mitigation, liquidation related tax affairs, deceased estates and employer share schemes.She has handled several ATO Reviews, Negotiations, Objections and Audits with special emphasis to High Net Worth Individual Risk Reviews. Her clientele includes SMEs, high net worth individuals, superannuation funds, start-ups & ESICs, multinational businesses and US and foreign expatriates living in Australia. She makes it a point to tackle each situation with a fresh eye, fully recognising that each client is unique.
Before moving to Australia in 1997, Latha developed and ran her own practice in Singapore prior to which she was a senior member of the finance team of Dunlop Slazenger in Hong Kong. Leaving her practice in Singapore for the sake of her son’s education was a tough decision, but she has not looked back since then.