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Lucy Townsend

Partner, US/UK Cross Border Tax Services, EY Private Client Services Limited

Provides US and UK personal tax services to individuals. Focusses on investment fund executives, C-suite executives and entertainers. A keen long-distance walker with a passion for travel.

Areas of focus Tax Tax compliance
Office London, GB

Lucy is a US and UK tax advisor, helping individuals navigate the complex tax systems in both jurisdictions and the interaction between them. She has extensive knowledge of the tax reporting regulations and requirements on both sides, and how to utilise the US-UK Double Tax Treaty where necessary.

She has personal experience of cross-border tax implications and advises individuals moving in both directions. She has significant experience of individuals moving from state to state within the US. She often assists clients who are nonresident but have investments in the US that can give rise to US tax implications.

She is a US Enrolled Agent (EA) — licenced to represent clients before the Internal Revenue Service — and a member of the Association of Tax Technicians (ATT) in the UK. She was awarded eprivateclient Top 35 under 35 in 2015.

Lucy holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Accounting from Sheffield Hallam University.

How Lucy is building a better working world

“I am helping to build a better working world through my passion and commitment for knowledge sharing, and staff development.

Not only do I translate complex US and UK tax rules into straightforward language for my clients to understand, but I also utilise the same skills to ensure that our staff can deliver the same. I have been heavily involved in coordinating and delivering our internal technical training programme for all grades, including our graduate training programme. I have done so for many years, with a view to ensure that our staff delivers the highest quality of US and UK tax compliance and advisory services.”

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