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David Rumble
Partner - Melbourne

Office : Melbourne
Service : Tax services

David is a Director of the Tax Services division in Melbourne and has over 15 years of specialist taxation advisory experience covering a wide variety of local and international, private and publicly listed organisations. He is involved in some of the firm’s most complex taxation advisory projects and is responsible for many large client compliance assignments.

David Rumble is a Partner of RSM Australia Partner and a Director of RSM Australia Pty Ltd.

Solutions David provides

David provides taxation advice to clients covering all areas including:

  • taxation law, GST law and practice at both a compliance and strategic level
  • taxation due diligence reviews for corporate takeovers, divestment, IPOs and other capital raisings
  • tax implications of restructuring
  • corporate international tax issues including 'thin capitalisation' positions, preparation of transfer pricing reports and advising on tax effective international remittance strategies
  • representing clients with the ATO in the context of ruling submissions, review, audits and other matters

Significant projects

David has been involved in:

  • leading the introduction of AASB112 income tax methodology into many clients
  • demutualisations and due diligence assignments leading to IPOs
  • undertaking GST system reviews for several large clients

Professional associations

  • Member, CPA Australia
  • Fellow, Taxation Institute of Australia


  • Bachelor of Business, Accounting (Monash University)
  • Bachelor of Business, Manufacturing Management (Monash University)
  • Master of Taxation (Melbourne University)

Federal Budget 2020-21: Opposition response

9 October 2020
The Federal Government’s platform, as emphasised throughout Treasurer Frydenberg’s Budget Address on Tuesday 6 October 2020, was clearly about developing a business lead recovery plan to ‘kick start’ the economy and bring Australia out of its first recession in 30 years.  On Thursday 8 October 2020, Federal Opposition Leader, the Ho...

Australia's hybrid mismatch regime

7 May 2019
In response to recommendations by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (‘OECD’) in Action 2 of it's Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (‘BEPS’) initiative in 2015, Australia has now enacted a new hybrid mismatch regime that generally applies to income years commencing on or after 1 January 2019. The rules apply broa...

Federal opposition shadow budget comparison – Let the campaigning begin!

5 April 2019
With the ‘ink’ barely dry on this week’s Federal Budget and an election looming, it is evident that tax policy and economic management is set to be a major factor as the ‘battle lines’ are drawn.  The Government’s platform, as emphasised throughout the Treasurer's Budget Speech (2 April), is clearly about strong economic managem...

Low wages growth revisited in Federal Budget

22 March 2019
The upcoming Federal budget will once again provide the opportunity for the Federal Government to focus on the future needs of the Australian economy.   The challenge for our politicians is to do just that – focus on the long-term interests of the nation rather than short-term political opportunism. Of course, the Federal budget is focu...