Diane Akelaitis, CA

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Cross-Border Personal Tax
Compensation Planning
Expatriate Policy Design


Corporate Taxation


University of British Columbia

Diane Akelaitis is the Vancouver leader of the Human Resource Services group within the Tax Services practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

She specializes in Canadian and US personal income tax planning and compliance for a wide range of corporate and individual clients.

Diane assists companies and their employees manage the complex financial, tax and related matters pertaining to the cross-border movement of human capital. She has extensive experience in cross border executive compensation issues, including equity-based and retirement compensation plans. She also advises clients on expatriate policy design and implementation. She joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1988.

She is a CA and has completed the CICA’s In-Depth Tax course. In 1988, she earned a BCom from Vancouver’s University of British Columbia.

Diane is a regular speaker at both internal and external forums on a variety of international tax and expatriate matters.