Paul Eastwood

Partner, Tax

KPMG Crown Dependencies

Paul has been advising on tax matters since 1998 in a mixture of roles. Until summer 2019, Paul was the Deputy Comptroller of Taxes for Jersey, with responsibility for domestic tax policy and international tax matters.

As part of this remit Paul led the Island's successful response to the EU’s concerns regarding the lack of economic substance requirements for entities in Jersey.  This involved meeting relevant EU/OECD officials, drafting Jersey's economic substance legislation and developing the associated guidance notes in partnership with the revenue authorities from the other Crown Dependencies.

During his time in Government, Paul was Jersey's representative at both the OECD's Forum on Harmful Tax Practice and the Inclusive Framework.

Paul also led the process of delivering the Government of Jersey’s annual Budget statement and enacting various fundamental changes to the Island’s tax laws.

Prior to his time in Government, Paul spent almost 13 years in professional practice with a Big-4 firm, based initially in London and then in Jersey.

  • International Tax
  • Tax
  • Lancaster University – Law LLB (Hons)

  • Chartered Accountant (ICAEW)

  • Chartered Tax Adviser (CIOT)