Irene Yan

Irene Yan

Tax Partner

KPMG in China

Irene joined KPMG China in 1993. She has worked in KPMG for over 25 years and has significant experience in corporate income tax, indirect tax and transfer pricing.

Irene has participated in numerous tax projects including large tax due diligence, tax compliance review, restructurings and M&A, as well as dealing with complex tax issues related to domestic enterprises listing abroad. She has extensive experience in tax planning, supply chains management, transfer pricing risk assessment, economic analysis, cost allocation, transfer pricing dispute resolution, and advance pricing arrangement etc. Her clients cover a wide range of sectors and industries, among which include leading multinational enterprises, large state-owned enterprises and private-owned enterprises.

Irene is currently the Partner in-charge of Tax Learning and Development department at KPMG China. Based on her deep insight and breadth view in PRC tax system, Irene designed and implemented an integrated and comprehensive tax training system and founded KPMG Tax College, which is devoted to provide superior trainings to senior executives and tax and finance practitioners. KPMG Tax College consists of traditional onsite training and newly established online training platform, and has formulated popular course brand KPMG Select Tax Courses. In addition, Irene lectures courses for world-famous enterprises and she has also been invited multiple times as the speaker to national or local tax training programs organized by Chinese tax authority.

In the academic field, Irene has contributed several articles to authoritative journals including Taxation Research, International Taxation In China, China Taxation etc. Her papers have been highly cited. She also won the first prize of 2018 DENGZIJI International Taxation Paper award.

Education and qualifications
  • Master of International and European Tax Law, KU Leuven and Tilburg University

Accreditation
  • Certified Tax Agent

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