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Peter Van Dijk

Partner, National Tax Policy and Innovation Leader

PwC Canada
Toronto, Canada

Professional Services Firm

Professional Summary

As the National Tax Policy Leader for PwC Canada, I keep clients informed of the latest tax policy developments and trends, so they can make quick and well-informed business decisions. I also work with Canadian and foreign governments on the development of sound economic tax policy.

Throughout my career, I have built strong relationships with tax policy and revenue authorities in many countries, including Canada, the US, the UK, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Singapore, as well as with the OECD through my active participation in the OECD’s recent BEPS initiative.

My main technical area of expertise is international corporate tax planning, including cross border financing structures, leasing transactions, holding structures, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property structures and tax effective supply chain management.

Prior to joining PwC, I led the tax functions at TD Bank Group and Sun Life Financial, where I was focused on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the tax reporting and compliance functions through process improvement and automation. Other key focus areas in these roles included tax governance, risk management and ensuring the tax function became a strategic partner of the business.

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Languages

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • French

Industry Experience

    • Financial Services
    • Banking
    • Insurance, Life
    • Professional Services

Website

Interests/Hobbies

  • Spending time with family/kids
  • Working out (daily)
  • Gardening

Birthday

January 4

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Experience

PwC Canada
Toronto, Canada M5J 0B2
Partner, National Tax Policy and Innovation Leader
Professional Services Firm
2016 - Present
As the National Tax Policy Leader for PwC Canada, I build on my strong relationships with finance and tax authorities around the world. I keep clients informed of the latest tax policy developments and trends, so they can make quick and well-informed business decisions. I form and lead coalitions of companies to work collaboratively with governments to remove overreaching tax rules that hinder business activities and don't generate significant revenue for governments. More generally, I also work with Canadian and foreign governments on the development of sound economic tax policy.

As a client service partner, my main areas of practice include international tax planning and transfer pricing, including CbCR. Leveraging my experience as the former Head of Tax of Sun Life Financial and TD Bank, I advice clients on tax governance and risk management as well as tax function effectiveness. I also assist clients with resolving tax disputes with tax authorities.

Last, but not least, I lead the client information reporting practice of PwC Canada. In that role, I assist clients with the ever-increasing requirements resulting from legislation such as FATCA, CRS and QI. This assistance ranges from technical advice to implementing efficient and effective reporting processes and technologies.

TD Bank
Toronto, Canada
SVP Tax
Universal Bank
2007 - 2016
Sun Life Financial
Toronto, Canada
SVP Tax
Life Insurance Company
2003 - 2007
EY
Toronto, Canada
Partner
Professional Services Firm
1997 - 2003

Education

MBA2003
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada
LLM, Tax 1997
Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
LLM, International Tax 1987
Universiteit Leiden
Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Associations and Societies

  • International Fiscal Association, Canadian Branch (Council Member)
  • Canadian Tax Foundation

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