Daniel Sparks


Partner - Private Clients Group

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Professional Background

Daniel is a Partner in the Private Clients division of Pitcher Partners Sydney. Focusing on high-net wealth families, Daniel’s role is to provide advice and compliance support for a significant number of the firm’s most wealthy individual clients. With a focus on individuals, Daniel utilises his specialised tax and structuring expertise to maximise value from the perspective of the business owner, executive or investor, through a big picture strategic planning approach.

Having gained substantial exposure to the U.S. tax regime through his work for mobile executives and international families, Daniel now regularly presents to local tax practitioners on the complex topic of U.S. and Australian cross border taxation. 

Areas of expertise

  • Personal tax: Daniel works proactively with clients to understand and optimise their personal tax position, including planning around the realisation of investments, getting value out of structures and taxation of employee shares
  • International tax: Daniel’s comprehensive experience in cross border strategies and inbound /outbound residency issues, gives him specialist insight into tax planning for clients with U.S. backgrounds
  • Structuring: extensive experience in the use of available structures to develop personal wealth, protect assets and facilitate family / business succession, including advice around different types of trusts, super funds, and corporate vehicles.

Industry Experience

  • Banking
  • Private equity
  • Superannuation
  • Employee share schemes
  • Commercial property
  • Structured financial products

Memberships & Qualifications

  • Member - the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand
  • Member - the Taxation Institute of Australia with the designation of Chartered Tax Advisor

Articles Published

US Tax Implications of a Trump Presidency

30th January 2017

Daniel Sparks

It remains to be seen how much of Trump’s pre-campaign rhetoric makes its way into policy, but here are the major details of what’s been said ...

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