Sharon Szeto

Partner, International Corporate Tax

KPMG in Canada

Sharon has over 14 years of experience at KPMG in Canada’s Greater Toronto Area (GTA) International Corporate Tax practice. She is knowledgeable in all aspects of Canadian cross-border taxation, with a solid foundation in tax provisioning and compliance supporting her knowledge in planning and implementing inbound and outbound transactions.

Sharon specializes in the foreign affiliate regime and inbound investment into Canada, including financing, corporate reorganizations, and mergers and acquisitions. She has implemented large complex acquisitions and restructurings involving multiple jurisdictions, and has led tax provision review of Canadian public multinationals. Sharon has extensive experience delivering complex surplus engagements and ACB calculations, as well as T1134 reporting. She also regularly advises on investments into Canada including withholding tax issues and section 116 requirements.

Sharon is a frequent speaker on international tax and she recently co-authored the Federated Press article “Impact of Amendments to Transfer Pricing Rules on Outbound Lending.” She has been working as a CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course Facilitator since 2017. More recently, she was featured in a KPMG YouTube video on BEPS 2.0, an emerging area where she has conducted high-level initial assessments and preliminary tax modeling based on the OECD Blueprints and Inclusive Framework statements.

  • Corporate Tax
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Restructuring Services
  • Tax Compliance
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Queen’s University (2005)

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (2008)

  • Canadian Tax Foundation

  • Canadian Branch of the International Fiscal Association

  • Presenter, International Fiscal Association (2021)

  • Presenter, Tax Executives Institute (2018)

  • Presenter, PDAC (2017)

  • Presenter, Federated Press (2016)