Elaine G. Cheung

Partner, US Corporate Tax (Canada)

KPMG in Canada

Elaine is a Partner of KPMG’s US/Cross-Border corporate tax practice in Vancouver. With over 17 years of experience in US/Cross-Border tax planning, she has a wide-range of experience in advising multinational clients in various industries on US tax consulting and compliance matters. She integrates Canadian-US tax rules to provide relevant advice and strategic planning to her clients. She has a diverse client base, which includes both privately held and public domestic and multinational companies and partnerships.

Elaine serves clients in a variety of industries, including real estate, cross-border REITs, private-equity, hospitality, foreign government and pensions. She developed and implemented acquisition and financing structures, initial public offerings, reorganizations and divestitures. She also has vast experience in advising and implementing private-equity and public partnership cross-border real estate fund structures. She also has extensive experience in hands-on servicing of the ongoing tax reporting and operations of such cross-border funds, including implementing automation of high-volume investor tax reporting and US REIT testing/review. Elaine has considerable experience in treaty matters, US trade or business/permanent establishment interpretation, partnerships, foreign government/pension exemptions, US REITs, US real estate tax matters, US reorganizations, state and local matters, and FATCA. 

  • BBA, Simon Fraser University (Honour Roll), 2002

  • CPA, CA (BC), Honour Roll, 2004

  • Member, B.C. Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants

  • Member, Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants