Ishali Patel - Director.

“I have a huge responsibility knowing the inner workings of my client’s finances, which I do not take lightly.  Making sure that my clients trust that I will always act in their best interests is my main focus when building relationships with them.”

Ishali joined Buzzacott in 2004 as a graduate and is now a Director in the Expatriate Tax Services team, representing the firm in Hong Kong.

She specialises in advising on all aspects of US and UK expatriate tax with a particular focus on international pensions, expatriation and US tax issues surrounding ownership of non-US structures for corporates and trusts. Ishali is very experienced in helping US persons get up to date with their US tax affairs using the IRS disclosure programs and in helping trustees manage their responsibilities towards US beneficiaries of foreign trusts including calculations of “distributable net income” and “undistributed net income”.

She also sits on the Tax Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and is an active member of both the American and British Chambers of Commerce.

Ishali is dually qualified in US and UK tax being an IRS Enrolled Agent and a Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) in the UK.

When she’s not working Ishali enjoys taking on the challenge of learning Korean. She also likes to watch movies and go for long walks with her dog.


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We know how both systems work from the inside, out. Talk to us about how best to manage your income, reduce liability and pay the correct local tax. We’ve had the pleasure of supporting many internationally mobile workers through pivotal stages in their lives from our London office. Buzzacott’s Hong Kong team looks after US and UK nationals living across Southeast Asia.

  • UK tax advice
  • US tax returns for UK-residing American citizens
  • UK tax returns for non-UK residents with UK source income
  • UK tax advice about UK statutory residency rules
  • Pre-departure/arrival planning, including assignment structuring
  • Inheritance tax advice