Carolyn MacDonald

Carolyn MacDonald

Partner, Tax Law, KPMG Law LLP

KPMG in Canada

Carolyn is a partner with KPMG Law LLP and KPMG in Canada. With over twelve years of experience practicing law in British Columbia, she uses her unique perspective and experiences as a lawyer in order to provide innovative solutions to complex cross-border tax issues for her clients.

Carolyn advises Canadian and foreign companies on a wide range of matters such as corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border financings and Canadian and international transactions. She advises on inbound and outbound cross-border investments, due diligence, acquisitions and divestitures. Her clients include both public and private companies across a wide-range of industries.

Carolyn strives to provide forward-thinking tax advice which reflects the rapidly changing international tax environment.  This year she authored “CRA Update: Covid-19 Guidance on Corporate Residency and Permanent Establishments” (2020) XXIII: 2, Corporate Finance (forthcoming) which examines the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on cross-border tax issues and Canada’s tax treaties.

Areas of expertise
International Tax Mergers and Acquisitions Mining Real Estate
Education and qualifications
  • BBA, Simon Fraser University

  • LLB, University of British Columbia

  • Completed Parts I, II and III of the CICA In-Depth Tax Course

  • CBA Tax Law for Lawyers Course

Community Involvement
  • Practicing member of the Law Society of British Columbia

  • Secretary-Treasurer, Vancouver Bar Association

  • International Fiscal Association Canada (YIN Committee Member)

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