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Joanne Sun, CPA, CA, EA

Partner, Expatriate Tax Services

Executive summary

Joanne leads BDO's Expatriate Tax Services group in the Vancouver office and is the Leader of our Immigration Services Practice. She has over 10 years of professional experience providing Canadian and U.S. personal income tax planning and compliance for a wide range of corporate and individual clients.

Joanne has provided global mobility tax services to clients in a wide range of industries, including financial services, engineering and construction, retail, and technology and life sciences. She has successfully assisted a number of companies and their employees in managing the complex financial tax and related matters pertaining to the cross-border movement of athletes, consultants, directors, executives, and employees. She has extensive experience in cross-border executive compensation issues and expatriate policy design and implementation.

Joanne is a regular speaker at both internal and external forums on a variety of international tax and expatriate matters, including streamlining global payroll, global mobility strategy, tax considerations of business travel, and equity compensation. She is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant who is also admitted to practice before the United States IRS.

Professional affiliations

Member, CPA Québec – Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec

Professional designations and education

Bachelor of Commerce, The University of British Columbia (1994)

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