Rifka Ziyard

Principal - Tax & Regulatory

KPMG in Sri Lanka

Rifka has vast experience in both direct tax and indirect tax. Her experience includes, providing assistance in relation to structuring new foreign business ventures in Sri Lanka, which includes advising on the best tax efficient method to incorporate a business entity in Sri Lanka within the Tax framework. Upto to end of 2022 Rifka functioned as a Director – Tax, handling a high profile portfolio of clients in the consumer market and financial services in providing both tax compliance and advisory services. She has vast experience in banking sector, plantation industry, pharmaceutical industry and etc. She has also led many high profile assignments performing the advisor role on inbound investments, PE analysis, structuring, funding modality etc. She has experience in engagements relating to international taxation and double tax treaty. In addition she has led many tax appeals with the Commissioner General of Inland Revenue and Tax Appeals Commission and has experience with dispute resolution. She specializes in Acquisitions and Mergers, International Taxation, Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Common Reporting Standard (CRS), Trade & Customs, Appeal procedure with the Inland Revenue Department/Tax Appeals Commission.

  • Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK (FCMA)

  • Masters in Business Administration - University of Colombo

  • Bachelor of Commerce – University of Colombo

  • Fellow Member of the Institute of Taxation of Sri Lanka (ATII)

  • Member of the CIMA Council