Katherine Xilinas


KPMG in Canada

Katherine is a Partner with KPMG Law LLP and KPMG Canada’s Indirect Tax practice in Vancouver. She has 19+ years of experience assisting clients with their indirect tax and customs planning and advisory needs, as well as representing them before the Canadian taxing and customs authorities, the BC Supreme Court, the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Courts of Canada and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal. Katherine serves a broad base of clients in various sectors, including energy, retail, technology and real estate, as well as charities and NPOs. Katherine currently serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Master of Laws – Taxation program at the UBC Allard School of Law. She also sits on the Executive of the national Commodity Tax Section of the Canadian Bar Association and is a participating member of the GST Leaders Forum, a group of 25 leading indirect tax practitioners from across Canada.

  • LL.B., University of British Columbia

  • B.A. (Political Science & English), University of British Columbia

  • CPA In-Depth Tax Courses – PST, GST/HST and Income Tax

  • Practicing Member, Law Society of British Columbia (1999)

  • Practicing Member, Law Society of Ontario (2007)

  • Member, GST Leaders Forum (by invitation only)

  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association