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Kia Pourghasemi

Kia Pourghasemi

Partner, Tax, Financial Services

KPMG in Canada

Kia is a Partner in KPMG’s Financial Services (“FS”) Tax Practice in Toronto. Kia has been a member of KPMG in Canada for more than 12 years and has wide-ranging tax experience in the financial services and asset management industry. 

Kia specializes in taxation matters impacting the asset management industry. He advises on various tax matters including tax compliance, tax-efficient structuring, withholding tax issues, treaty benefit qualification, CRA audits, and tax operating models. Kia has extensive experience leading complex tax compliance and advisory engagements for various investment fund structures across all asset classes, such as liquid securities and alternative products including hedge, private credit, private equity and infrastructure.

Kia has also been involved in auditing the tax provision of large publicly listed companies in FS industry as well as large and smaller private entities including insurance brokers, alternative investment funds and private equity funds. 

Areas of expertise
Alternative Investments Asset Management Financial Services Hedge Funds Private Equity Tax Compliance Tax Structuring Tax planning
Education and qualifications
  • Honors Bachelor of Administration Studies, York University

Accreditation
  • CPA, CA

  • CPA In-depth Tax Program (Level I, II and III)

  • CPA In-depth Corporate Reorganizations Course

Community Involvement
  • Member, CIAA

  • Member, IFIC

  • Member, CVCA

  • Member, AIMA

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