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Barbara Polster

KPMG Alpen-Treuhand

Porzellangasse 51

1090 Vienna


Tel: +43 1 313 32-815



Barbara Polster has been a partner in KPMG Austria's tax practice for more than 10 years and leads the Austrian M&A tax practice. Before joining KPMG in 2005, she worked for PwC and Arthur Andersen. Barbara has more than 25 years' experience in serving multinational and major local companies and in advising them on all kinds of Austrian and international tax matters.

She has extensive expertise in corporate and international taxation, M&A tax structuring, tax due diligence, transfer pricing issues, litigations and arbitration procedures. She acts as lead tax partner for larger consumers, manufacturing and telecommunication clients across many sectors and leads a team of tax professionals in Austria specialising in M&A and transfer pricing.

Barbara and her team have a high reputation for providing innovative and practical solutions to Austrian and international clients. They represent their clients very successfully in tax audits, advance pricing agreement (APA) appeal and arbitration procedures and negotiate with tax authorities on a senior level.

As frequent lecturer at business institutions and universities she speaks about different tax matters including corporate and group taxation, transfer pricing, impacts of BEPS, financing, cash pooling, R&D incentives and others. She has published several books on international taxation, M&A and cash pooling and private equity and many articles in the area of taxation.

Barbara has a master's degree in business administration and is a certified tax adviser in Austria. She is member of the committee of Austrian tax experts and is actively involved in the professional assessment of draft tax law in her areas of specialisation. Together with other female partners in the Austrian practice, she has initiated the 'KPMG Ladies Talk' a breakfast for leading businesswomen held twice a year which is well recognised as an eligible meeting and inspiration point by female business leaders in Austria


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