Head of Tax
KPMG in the Philippines
Ma. Carmela M. Peralta has more than 18 years of experience in the tax practice. She provided tax services to various multinational and local companies from different industries such as information technology, real estate, warehousing and logistics, brokerage, power, telecommunications, construction and healthcare. She also provided tax advisory services covering a variety of concerns such as cross-border transactions and restructuring of businesses or corporations. She has also handled national and local tax assessments, tax due diligence reviews, tax compliance reviews, tax return preparation, mergers and acquisitions, and transfer pricing services. She was seconded to the transfer pricing team of KPMG Singapore for one year starting in February 2008. Since her return to KPMG in the Philippines, she has been appointed as KPMG in the Philippines’ Country Service Line Leader for Transfer Pricing. Under her leadership, the Firm has been consistently recognized as a First Tier Transfer Pricing Practice in the Philippines and was awarded as the National Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year during the Asia Tax Awards 2016 organized by International Tax Review (ITR). Carmela has also been named as one of the leading female tax advisers in the Philippines in the first edition of Women in Tax published by ITR.