Tanzeela Ayub

Partner, Cross Border Tax, KPMG Family Office

KPMG in Canada

Tanzeela is a Partner with our KPMG Family Office team, specializing in Cross Border Tax. With more than 16 years of experience, Tanzeela serves cross border private clients with a focus on high net worth individuals and family offices.

By working in the cross border personal tax area focusing on family offices, Tanzeela has developed technical skills in complex personal tax matters. This includes assisting US persons in understanding and managing the complex US anti-deferral tax system for interest in foreign corporations, including the passive foreign investment corporation and controlled foreign corporation regimes; advising US citizens and green card holders on the tax implications arising from expatriation and developing strategies to minimize their tax exposure; assisting clients navigate the US estate and gift tax regime from cross border perspective and assisting with post-mortem US compliance; employment matters; voluntary disclosures; and cross border residency planning.

Tanzeela is also active within the community. She advises on funding strategies for the SAYA School, a charity serving 700+ students in Pakistan. She is involved in Covenant House Toronto’s fundraising projects including the annual executive sleepout. She also runs learning sessions to educate modest-income families on their tax filing obligations, available credits and rebates; as well as financial literacy. 

  • Disclosures
  • Family Owned Businesses
  • GMS Tax Compliance
  • High Net Worth Individuals
  • Tax Compliance
  • Tax planning
  • Trusts and Estates
  • MBA – Accounting (GPA-3.8) - Quinnipiac University, Lender School of Business, Connecticut, USA 2006

  • MA – Political Science (2nd Position in the University) - Balochistan University, Quetta, Pakistan 1999

  • BA – Political Science and Literature - Balochistan University, Quetta, Pakistan 1995

  • Enrolled Agent - Enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service 2011

  • CICA In-Depth Tax Program 2015

  • Children’s Aid Foundation - Volunteer

  • NCP, Mississauga – Mentor