KPMG appoints new head of indirect tax

Sandra Skuszka, Head of VAT Services at KPMG Gibraltar, has recently been appointed as Head of Indirect Tax for KPMG Islands Group, providing leadership to the indirect tax specialists in all of KPMG’s member firms in offshore jurisdictions.
Sandra trained with Isle of Man Customs and Excise before joining KPMG in 2007, and took up her current role as Head of VAT Services in 2011.

Sandra has recently assisted KPMG Bahamas with the provision of services to the government and clients in respect of the introduction of VAT in the Bahamas. There, she was responsible for advising the government on the implications of VAT legislation prior to implementation and assisting them with the formation of a comprehensive VAT policy.

As more Islands are introducing or considering introducing indirect taxes such as VAT and GST, or Goods and Services Tax, KPMG has recognised the advantages of providing a co-ordinated approach and a pooling of expertise. It is Sandra’s global experience, in particular, that has led to this recent appointment.
Micky Swindale, Managing Director at KPMG Gibraltar told B2B “KPMG is a global firm which offers a wide spectrum of services and employs the greatest talents in order to do so. It is our role as a firm not just to keep on top of the latest developments in financial services policy, but to proactively engage with and seek to shape those policies in the best interests of governments and jurisdictions, and the companies that operate within them. Sandra’s experience across multiple jurisdictions, coupled with her considerable expertise locally, mean she could not be better suited to the role and its responsibilities.”

KPMG’s local VAT offering, for which Sandra is responsible, provides advisory and compliance services to a wide range of industry sectors which include eGaming and digital currency, property acquisition, funds and financial services, insurance and associated service providers, yachts and aircraft, corporate service providers and manufacturing

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