Phil Shepherd


Principal - Tax

Tax Consulting

   (08) 8179 2800

    View LinkedIn Profile

Get in touch

Professional Background

Phil is a tax specialist working primarily in corporate and international tax for the SME market. Advising clients on a variety of tax issues, his skills and expertise include mergers & acquisitions, group structuring, property deals and cross-border transactions. He has worked across industries including property, building and construction, not-for-profit, manufacturing and resources.

Phil runs regular training sessions for the internal accounting staff of Pitcher Partners Adelaide and delivers presentations to the Tax Institute, the Adelaide property sector and the Pitchers Partners Critical Point Network, a support network for professional advisors.

Phil is a Fellow of the Tax Institute and a member of the Institute of Chartered accountants.

Technical expertise

  • Income Tax 
  • Corporate Structures
  • Taxation of Trusts
  • International Tax
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • GST

Industry Experience

  • Property
  • Building an Construction
  • Not-For-Profit
  • Manufacturing
  • Resources

Memberships & Qualifications

  • Master of Taxation
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Fellow of the Tax Institute

Articles Published

When is expenditure on a website tax deductible?

28th April 2017

Phil Shepherd

After a long period when it had no major binding public guidance available, late last year the ATO released a ruling on the deductibility of expen...

Is your foreign incorporated company an Australian tax resident? New ATO draft ruling issued

16th March 2017

Phil Shepherd

Earlier this year I wrote an article entitled ATO reviewing residences of foreign incorporated companies [1]. Since writing that article, the ATO ...

Australian subsidiaries beware: penalties for Tax Act breaches set to increase

8th March 2017

Phil Shepherd

An Australian company will be a SGE where either the annual global income of the taxpayer on its own, or the combined annual global income of the ...

ATO reviewing residences of foreign incorporated companies

13th January 2017

Phil Shepherd

The ATO’s success late last year before the High Court in the case of B/ywater Investments Limited & Ors v FCT; Hua Wang Bank Berhad v FCT/ [201...

What's new for taxpayers and, in particular, small business?

25th August 2016

Phil Shepherd

.... Summary of the key changes affecting FY 2017  The new financial year is well and truly underway and the dust is slowly settling around some...

Services & Specialisations

Tax Consulting

Tax Consulting

A key business strategy for any organisation is to manage their tax obligation at the same...

Discover More
Tax Advice and Compliance

Tax Advice and Compliance

Tax affects every individual, public, private and multinational company, each with their o...

Discover More

 Back to People


Top of Page


Rob Southwell


Managing Partner and Partner – Private Clients Group

> View profile

John Brazzale


Partner and National Chairman

> View profile

Bryan Hughes



> View profile

Michael Minter


Managing Partner

> View profile

Tom Verco


Managing Principal

> View profile

Ross Walker


> View profile

Partnership fraud


Paperwork and independent advice saves partnerships from fraud

Discover more

Kia Ora Horse Stud


Pitcher Partners fills a Financial Manager gap to keep the business on track

Discover more

Fuel Injection Company Administration


A fuel injection company began life as an Australian public company before being acquired by a UK publicly listed company while in the research and development stage of a “green...

Discover more

@PitcherPartner PP Melb for on why most directors aren't paid enough for the risks they confront…