About us |

Based in the Thames Valley, ExpatMatters provides expatriate tax advice and services to individuals and businesses. We provide a professional and tailored solution that enables clients to manage the complexity of expatriate tax issues in a straightforward and cost effective manner.  

We pride ourselves on a personal service. For local clients we typically recommend an initial face-to-face meeting to understand requirements and identify how we can best work together. Where such meetings are not possible or practical we will work via video call, email and phone. Our personal service ensures that our advice and services are both timely and relevant and our pricing is competitive for your specific needs.

The Team |

Victoria Stephens, Director, is a qualified Chartered Tax Adviser and has specialised in expatriate taxation since 1996, firstly with Andersen in London and Sydney and subsequently with Deloitte. Based in the Thames Valley, Victoria set up ExpatMatters in 2009 to provide a tailored high-quality responsive service to support both individual and corporate clients to address their tax issues. The business has established a large, diverse international client base based on word-of-mouth recommendations and exceptionally high levels of repeat business.

Joanne Thames, Associate Director, is a qualified Taxation Technician and has specialised in expatriate taxation since 1999, firstly with Andersen then Deloitte in the Thames Valley and subsequently with PWC in London. Joanne joined ExpatMatters in 2013. Joanne has a track record of successfully managing expatriate populations for multinational companies and providing tax compliance and consulting services to both employees and employers. More recently Joanne has been involved in providing cross-border planning advice for senior individuals and their employers.

Rachel McFie, Associate Director, is a qualified Chartered Tax Adviser and has specialised in expatriate taxation since 1997, with Andersen, Deloitte and the University of Leeds. Rachel joined ExpatMatters in 2016 and is based between Manchester and Leeds. Rachel provides personal UK tax support – compliance, reporting and advice – to a wide and varied client base. This ranges from individuals leaving the UK for work or lifestyle reasons to employees coming to work in the UK for multi-national organisations. Rachel has also facilitated tax technical training on professional and Masters level qualifications.

Sue Sembhi, Associate Director, is a qualified Chartered Tax Advisor who has specialised in expatriate taxation for more than 30 years. She started her career at Ernst & Young in London, then spent some time at BDO in London and Chelmsford and then moved to Deloitte, based in London (and Hybrid). Sue has worked with a wide variety of clients from many industry sectors from large financial services clients to much smaller engagements and worked with individual clients of all nationalities. She advises on personal UK tax compliance and employer compliance and cross border advisory projects and tax planning. She also has extensive experience supporting employee wellbeing. Sue joined the team at ExpatMatters in September 2023.