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Danette Cheung
National Head of Tax


Danette is a Director of the Tax Services division in Sydney, having previously been a tax principal at a big four firm. Through a number of secondment arrangements, Danette has been a senior tax manager at a number of listed companies.

Danette Cheung is a Partner of RSM Australia Partners and a Director of RSM Australia Pty Ltd.

Solutions Danette provides

Danette's tax expertise is diverse, extending from transaction-based advisory to international tax planning, tax compliance, transfer pricing, and tax-related drafting. She has a particular focus on the energy, infrastructure, and resources industries.

Significant projects

  • Advised a significant ASX listed entity on the acquisition of another ASX listed entity in relation to the income and indirect tax implications associated with the transaction
  • Advised a consortium of investors on the acquisition of an infrastructure maintenance business involving numerous entity types and investors located throughout Asia and Europe
  • Advised a global online media business in relation to the acquisition and integration of several businesses and entities; including undertaking due diligence, attending to transactional documentation, and attending to stamp duty and tax consolidation requirements
  • Advised a UK-listed entity on the disposal of its Australian operations; including undertaking vendor due diligence, attending to outstanding tax compliance and documentation, negotiating tax warranties and indemnities, and related drafting
  •  Represented various clients with respect to their dealings with domestic and foreign tax authorities, culminating in successful outcomes for her clients
  • Advised numerous non-resident taxpayers in relation to their Australian tax obligations and assisted with the preparation of associated computations and tax lodgements

Professional associations

  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of NSW
  • Member, NSW Law Society
  • Member, The Tax Institute, Australia
  • Member, CPA AustraliaDanette Cheung is a Partner of RSM in Sydney, providing tax advisory services to the energy, infrastructure and resources industries.


  • Bachelor of Commerce (University of New South Wales)
  • Bachelor of Law (University of New South Wales)
  • Master of Law (University of Sydney)

Tax Insights | May 2021 edition

26 May 2021
The latest tax updates for you and your business Keep up to date with the latest Australian and International tax news from our market-leading experts.

Federal Budget 2021-22: Opposition response

14 May 2021
  The Federal Government sought to maintain the momentum of Australia’s economic recovery with this year’s Federal Budget as the Treasurer announced $70b in new spending and tax breaks on Tuesday 11 May 2021 with a focus on job creation and infrastructure spending. On Thursday 13 May 2021, the Opposition Leader delivered the trad...

Webinar: Australian R&D Tax Incentive | China Practice Group | 28 July 2020

28 July 2020
The China Practice Group hosted the Australian R&D Tax Incentive webinar exclusively for members of the China Chamber of Commerce in Australia (CCCA Sydney branch). The session included an introduction by Danette Cheung, National Leader of the China Practice Group at RSM, presentations from Peter Xi (Senior Manager, R&D Tax), Dere...

Case studies: Damstra

13 February 2020
Proud day for local cloud-based firm One of the great rites of passage for many small companies is graduating to the stock exchange, through an initial public offering (IPO). But before all the excitement of “ringing the bell” on listing day, there is a huge amount of painstaking work to be done to get the company float-ready. For ...

How does being a Significant Global Entity (SGE) affect my Australian tax obligations?

18 April 2019
The introduction of the concept of a significant global entity (SGE) was to increase the transparency of multinationals and was in line with the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) initiatives. This concept is of significant importance as it triggers additional tax law obligations and significantly increased penalties.  A SGE i...

Happy Chinese New Year | Year of the Tiger 2022

Chinese New Year greetings from RSM Australia We wish our clients, staff and friends a Happy Chinese New Year and a very prosperous Year of the Tiger. ...