TOP TORONTO TAX EXPERT MICHAEL ATLAS IS 100% DEVOTED TO HIGH-LEVEL TAX CONSULTING!
Noted Toronto tax expert Michael Atlas operates a totally unique tax consulting practice in Toronto.
He practices totally independently of any other professional firm. Although he is a CPA, he does not prepare tax returns or provide accounting services. He is totally devoted to tax consulting!
ADVISING CLIENTS WORLDWIDE
From his Toronto office, Michael Atlas provides advice on a wide-range of high-level Canadian tax issues for clients worldwide. He formed his specialized tax consulting practice way back in 1991, after having been the top Tax Partner at a major Toronto accounting firm (now called Crowe Soberman LLP) since 1974. The main areas on which he focuses are the following:
- Inbound international
- Outbound international
- General corporate tax issues
- Corporate reorganizations
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Estate planning
- Estates & Trusts
- Real estate
He does not provide tax preparation or accounting services.
HIS #1 PRIORITY IS CUTTING CLIENTS’ CANADIAN TAX LIABILITY
Michael Atlas’ main priority is always to combine his vast technical knowledge of Canadian tax law, his extensive and wide-ranging experience, and his creative imagination, to find ways for his clients to eliminate or substantially reduce their liability for Canadian taxes.
He is a strong advocate of the doctrine expressed in the extract below from a famous 1936 UK tax case:
“Every man is entitled, if he can, to order his affairs so as that the tax attaching under the appropriate Acts is less than it otherwise would be. If he succeeds in ordering them so as to secure this result, then, however unappreciative the Commissioners of Inland Revenue or his fellow taxpayers may be of his ingenuity, he cannot be compelled to pay an increased tax.”
HE SPECIALIZES IN INTERNATIONAL TAX ISSUES
Although he also advises on high-level domestic tax issues, such as corporate reorganizations, his real passion is INTERNATIONAL TAX PLANNING AND CONSULTING. In fact, he is one of the very few independent tax specialists in Canada who is considered to be an expert on high-level international tax matters, both inbound and outbound. He is widely known as being an expert in this field because of his extensive writings and numerous live presentations over more than 20 years.
Michael Atlas advises in connection with a wide-range of inbound and outbound international tax issues applicable to individuals, corporations, trusts, or estates, such as:
- Tax planning for emigration from Canada (“going non-resident”)
- Post-emigration expatriate issues
- Investment by Canadians in foreign businesses and corporations
- Offshore tax planning and the use of tax havens
- Investments by Canadians in foreign real estate
- Tax issues re offshore trusts
- Canadian tax advice for non-resident investors;
- Tax planning for immigration to Canada
- Tax planning for returning Canadian expatriates
- Investment in Canadian businesses and real estate by non-residents
- Non-residents carrying on business in Canada
- Canadian subsidiaries of foreign corporations
- Tax treaty issues
- Tax issues for investors and Canadian immigrants
- International tax planning for foreign investors Canada
- International corporate tax planning Canada
HE “WROTE THE BOOK” ON NON-RESIDENT TAX!
Michael Atlas is widely known in Canada for being the author of the leading book Canadian Taxation of Non-Residents, which is published by Wolters Kluwer (formerly CCH Canadian Ltd). This book is now in its 5th Edition. This highly popular book has been regularly used as a reference by accountants and lawyers in all parts of Canada for over 20 years! (To learn more about, or order, this book, click here.)
HE WRITES A TOTALLY UNIQUE CANADIAN TAX BLOG
Michael Atlas has a unique Blog that is totally devoted to Canadian international tax issues. It is the only one of its kind in the world. It now has over 70 original articles. Visitors may access the Canadian International Tax Blog through the Blog page of this site. In addition, they can get updates on new articles by following Michael Atlas on Twitter (@_matlas) or on Linkedin.
If you have a high-level Canadian tax issue and would like advice from Michael Atlas, you should contact him immediately.
He is always happy to engage in a preliminary phone conversation or email exchange without charge or obligation.
In addition, if you have already received advice with which you are not comfortable, he would be happy to provide a QUICK SECOND OPINION TOTALLY FOR FREE!
Phone (Office): 416.860.9175
Mobile (After-hours): 416.949.7111