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Santino Mariani - KPMG. Toronto, ON, CA

Santino Mariani

Partner, Tax | KPMG

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Astute and strategically insightful tax advisor in the areas of cross-border structures, tax harmonization, and corporate compliance





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With over nineteen years’ experience, Santino provides strategic tax advisory services to clients of all sizes, from small owner-managed entities to large public companies, national and international. He has a broad depth of knowledge and brings astute insights and pragmatic solutions to situations involving cross-border structures, mergers and acquisitions, internal reorganizations, capital tax planning and corporate compliance. He also spearheads KPMG's GTA Digital Media efforts and works extensively with gaming companies providing advice on financing, business structures, growth strategies, and tax incentives.

Santino became recognized for Ontario corporate tax harmonization, apprenticeship credits, digital media credits and the tax diagnostic tool. He prepared a firm-wide toolkit for Ontario refundable credits in 2005 (apprenticeship, co-op and new graduate). He worked with public and private companies to maximize the above claim and deal with related structuring matters (Million dollar claim already filed). Santino has served on the Rogers Tax Team for over 10 years and has audited complex tax provisions, assisted in numerous restructuring projects and identified numerous multi-million tax reductions/credits and worked with Rogers internal tax team to implement.

Santino is a recognized writer and speaker and recently presented on Federal/Ontario tax harmonization at the Ontario Tax Conference. Other presentation topics include intellectual property, stock-based compensation and capital dividend account planning.

Santino received his Bachelor of Business Administration from York University in 1992 and obtained his designation as a Chartered Accountant in 1995. Santino is also a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAO).

Industry Expertise (7)

Investment Banking

Business Services

Financial Services

IT Services/Consulting

Market Research

Investment Management


Areas of Expertise (5)

Ontario Corporate Tax Harmonization

Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credits

Mergers and Acquisitions


Research and Development Tax Incentives

Accomplishments (1)

Judge (professional)

The Great Canadian Appathon is a national competition is driven by creativity, spontaneity, persistence and patience. The purpose of the competition is to give teams the opportunity to create their very own mobile games in 48 hours.

Education (2)

York University: Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Administration 1992

Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants: CA, Accountancy 1996

Event Appearances (4)

Getting Extra Credit - What you should know about tax credits

Interactive Ontario Event Series  Toronto, Ontario


Capital Dividend Account

National Tax Conference 2006  TBD

Canadian Tax Diagnostic Tool

National Tax Conference 2009  TBD

Ontario/Federal Tax Harmonization

Ontario Tax Conference 2008  TBD


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*Will consider certain engagements for no fee