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Elaine O'Gara

Elaine O'Gara


KPMG in Ireland

Elaine has 15+ years’ extensive experience advising high net worth individuals, global mobility clients and employment tax engagements.

She advises corporates on a range of employment taxation issues including employee remuneration/rewards, pre-retirement planning for executives and shareholders, calculation and taxation of termination payments, including on site meetings with retirees. She also performs due diligence/tax health checks reviews to identify/quantify tax exposures under high risk areas of PAYE.  Elaine also advises on the pre-planning and on-going taxation issues for individuals commencing/ceasing to be tax resident in Ireland, including the operation of double taxation treaties, as well as dealing with issues of marital taxation, in particular planning in respect of mixed resident/domicile couples, including advising on taxation in separation and divorce proceedings.

Elaine provides advice to individuals and family structures/businesses, based both in Ireland and internationally, including

  • advice and management of income tax/CGT compliance for portfolio of clients consisting of high net individuals and corporate executives. 
  • reviewing and devising tax options and solutions for individuals to meet commercial and personal objectives in growing wealth, providing for retirement and the transfer of wealth and succession 
  • M&A pre completion planning for shareholders and executives

Specific Interests and Skills

Elaine is a member of the KPMG pension advisory forum team and has contributed to the KPMG response to the Irish governments consultation on its Roadmap for Pensions Reform.

Education and qualifications
  • CTA – Chartered tax Advisor (AITI)

  • BBS Finance

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