Hetal Kotecha

Partner, International Tax

CPA, CA; MTax;

BDO Calgary



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Executive Summary

Hetal Kotecha joined BDO in November 2012 and is the Calgary Leader, International Tax Services in the firm’s Taxation Group.

Prior to joining the firm, Hetal worked at a global accounting and consultancy firm for several years, where he worked exclusively in corporate and international tax services. During this time Hetal worked in Calgary, Toronto, and New York (Canadian Tax Desk). There he had an opportunity to assist Canadian multinational corporations on their global tax strategy and provide advice to non-Canadian companies about their Canadian in-bound investment strategy in the context of acquisitions, financing and domestic reorganizations.

Hetal has extensive practical experience in the implementation of cross-border financing structures, establishment of optimal holding company structures, restructuring of foreign operations including liquidations, wind-ups and mergers, cash repatriation, and intellectual property licensing. Hetal also provides services in foreign affiliate reporting and compliance matters including the preparation of surplus accounts.

Hetal is knowledgeable in all areas of domestic and international tax. Presently, Hetal advises clients representing a wide range of industries and sectors. He assists these clients in structuring their Canadian investments, managing their foreign investments, assists non-Canadian clients in due diligence and tax structuring as well as various tax compliance services.

Outside of the office, Hetal has published various articles for the Federated Press, the CA Magazine and Owner Manager Taxation. 

Hetal is a strong advocate for diversity and is a past member of various inclusiveness and diversity committees.

Professional Designations & Education

Chartered Accountant (CA)
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration, (BBA) Sir Wilfrid Laurier University
Masters of Taxation (MTax), University of Waterloo

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