Joel Brown

Joel Brown

Partner, Tax

Speciality Taxes


Joel is a Partner in the Tax division of BDO’s Sydney office, specialising in indirect taxes.

Joel specialises in providing advice on Federal and State indirect taxes, including GST, Stamp Duty, Land Tax and Payroll Tax. He has extensive experience providing indirect taxation advice to medium to large multinationals across a broad range of sectors.

Joel has assisted a range of clients involved in property and construction, information technology, retail, manufacturing and wholesaling, as well as international clients requiring cross border support. He also has extensive experience in working on business mergers, acquisitions and IPO’s. 

Joel’s understanding of the relevant legislation enables him to assist his clients in relation to advising on transactions, recommendations to reduce risk and providing support in dealings with the Australian Taxation Office and state taxation authorities.

In addition to providing indirect taxation advice, Joel has extensive experience in the Research & Development Tax Incentive Program and Export Market Development Grants Program.


  • GST advisory and compliance
  • Stamp Duty advisory
  • Business mergers, acquisitions, sales and IPO support
  • Tax due diligence
  • Payroll tax advisory and compliance
  • R&D Tax Incentive and EMDG programs
  • Taxation audits / disputes


  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Technology
  • Not-For-Profit
  • Food & Agribusiness


  • Bachelor of Business
  • Master of Commerce (Accounting)


  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand