Elena Balkos

Senior Associate, Indirect Tax, KPMG Law LLP

KPMG in Canada

Elena is an associate with KPMG Law LLP and practices out of its Toronto office. Prior to joining KPMG Law LLP, Elena was an associate in the international trade, customs and commodity tax group of a national Canadian law firm.

Elena has extensive experience advising in the areas of GST/HST, retail sales tax (PST), land transfer tax, employer health tax and property tax. She regularly provides complex GST/HST advice, including planning opportunities and mitigation of tax exposures, to clients in all sectors, including industrial, retail, commercial, e-commerce, MUSH, charities and non-profits, real estate and multi-national organizations. She also regularly represents clients in audits, objections and voluntary disclosures with the Canada Revenue Agency and the Ministry of Finance and in appeals to the Tax Court of Canada.    

  • Juris Doctor, Osgoode Hall Law School

  • B.Sc., Biology (Hons.), University of Toronto

  • CPA Canada In-Depth GST/HST Course

  • Institute of Municipal Assessors Income Approach to Value course

  • Called to the Ontario Bar in 2007

  • Member of the Community Advisory Board of the Toronto East Detention Centre, appointed by the Minister of Correctional Services

  • Member and past board member of the Canadian Property Tax Association and the Hellenic Canadian Lawyers’ Association

  • Member of the Ontario Bar Association and Canadian Bar Association