2018 Tax Update

Seminar Overview

Canadian-Chinese Professional Accountants Association (CCPAA) is hosting a Tax Update Seminar on Saturday, Feb 24th, 2018 at the 105 Gibson Centre.


Our half-day seminar will cover a comprehensive discussion on the recent developments in taxation.It is geared towards guiding accounting and tax practitioners to better understand the recent regulations and their application in the respective organizations.



  • Domestic Tax
  • Transfer Pricing
  • International Tax
  • US Tax – corporate tax only



  • Ying Liu | Manager, Domestic Tax Services, Grant Thornton

Ying Liu is core member of China Services Group and a tax manager of Grant Thornton LLP. Ying’s expertise including non-resident tax issues, cross-boarder individual and corporate tax planning, and domestic tax for private companies. Ying assists clients in various industries by staying abreast of the legislative changes impacting their business.


  • Avinash S. Tukrel | Senior Manager, Transfer Pricing, Grant Thornton

Avinash (Avi) is Senior Manager with Grant Thornton LLP’s transfer pricing practice based in Toronto. He has over 12 years of international transfer pricing experience working with Big 4 firms in India, Australia, Malaysia and the United Kingdom (U.K.) prior to relocating to Canada 6 months ago.

Avi’s experience has covered a broad range of cross border, transfer pricing engagements focusing on compliance documentation, planning and implementing inter-company pricing models and assisting clients defend their transfer pricing positions with tax authorities in context of local country audits including Competent Authority (CA) proceedings, Mutual Agreement Procedure (MAP) and Advance Pricing Arrangements (APA’s). He has serviced clients in a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals and life sciences, technology and media, industrial and consumer products, oil and gas (O&G) as well as diversified business services.


  • Anna Szpakowski | Manager, International Tax Services, Grant Thornton

Anna Szpakowski is a manager in the International Tax Group at Grant Thornton LLP in Toronto.  Anna has over 6 years of Canadian tax experience, including significant financial services experience with a Big 4 firm.  She has both inbound and outbound experience, advising Canadian and foreign multinationals in various industries on Canadian income tax implications of cross-border activities, including expansions, reorganizations, divestitures and structured finance.


  • Sandy Jiang | Senior Analyst, US Corporate Tax Services, Grant Thornton

Sandy Jiang is in her transitional phase of a manager in the US Corporate Tax team at Grant Thornton LLP in Toronto. Sandy has 6 years’ experience in US corporate tax, including tax compliance in US corporations and partnerships, tax advisory in US operation structures, and US State nexus analysis/study, etc. She also has background in auditing and domestic tax. She is currently an AICPA mentor.


Date, Time and Agenda

12:50 PM – 5:00 PM, Saturday, Feb 24 2018, Markham Ontario


12:50 pm – 1:10 pm Registration

1:10 – 1:55 Domestic Tax

2:00 – 2:45 Transfer Pricing

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Break

3:00 – 3:40 International Tax

3:50 – 4:30 Us Tax (corporate tax only)

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Networking



105 Gibson Centre: Room 113

105 Gibson Drive, Markham, ON L3R 3K7


Seminar Enrollment Requirement:

  • Language: English
  • CPD Credit: 3 hours
  • Fees: CCPAA Member: $25/person; Non-CCPAA Member: $50/person
  • Seat limitation and enrolment: 40-45 persons; Maximum space: 45 persons.
  • Member registration: please login to member account, and register under “My Seminar”
  • Non member registration: please register below


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