Joanna Rudzka – lawyer and licensed tax advisor. Previously, Joanna managed the VAT Department at a prestigious law firm in Warsaw dealing with current customer handling and project consultancy including restructuring, tax and purpose-based reviews, optimisation projects and litigation proceedings. Joanna trained at PwC and KPMG before being recruited to a renowned boutique tax advisory to head and develop their VAT division.
Joanna graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at Warsaw University followed by postgraduate studies at the School of German Law at Warsaw University and University of Bonn. Although specialising in the field of VAT, Joanna has conducted numerous consultancy projects pertaining to income tax, transfer pricing, and international taxation for both Polish and international entities operating in wide variety of industries.
As an author of numerous press publications in tax law (Rzeczpospolita, Gazeta Prawna, Przegląd Podatkowy, Jurysdykcja Podatkowa) and co-author of commentary to the law on fiscal control, Joanna frequently appears as an expert guest on television.
As an expert in Polish tax regulations (mainly in the field of VAT) and proceedings, Joanna provides consultancy to Polish legislators and EU Commissioners on the practical application of any changes to prevailing law. Joanna is an experienced trainer and enjoys lecturing at the Warsaw School of Economics among other institutions in addition to acting as mentor to her own pupils. She provides training courses to publishing houses and conference companies and is an active member of the employers’ organisation, PKPP Lewiatan Tax Board.
In July 2014, Joanna was delighted to be invited to participate in the activities of the IBFD, the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation, an independent research institute based in Amsterdam.