MICHAEL ATLAS WOULD LOVE TO HELP YOU WITH A CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL TAX ISSUE!
Michael I. Atlas, CPA,CA,CPA(ILL),TEP
Michael Atlas 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.
In fact, since the time that he opened his specialized tax consulting “boutique” in 1991, hundred of accounting and law firms from all parts of Canada have sought his advice, both on international, as well as high-level domestic, tax issues.
He operates a totally unique tax consulting practice in Toronto. Although he is a CPA, he does not prepare tax returns or provide accounting services. He is totally devoted to tax consulting!
His 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.”
MICHAEL ATLAS CAN ADVISE REGARDING A WIDE-RANGE OF INTERNATIONAL TAX ISSUES AND STRATEGIES
Michael Atlas’ strength is his ability to combine his creative skills with his technical knowledge in relation to tax planning engagements for his clients.
Below are the most common areas where Michael Atlas can give expert and creative advice:
- Emigration from Canada (“going non-resident”)
- Post-emigration expatriate planning
- Investment by Canadians in foreign businesses and corporations
- Offshore tax planning and the use of tax havens
- Investments by Canadians in foreign real estate
- The proper use of 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
- Using tax treaties
- Tax issues for investors and Canadian immigrants
- International tax planning for foreign investors Canada
- International corporate tax planning Canada
THE #1 BOOK ON NON-RESIDENT TAXATION
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.)
THE CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL 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.
INQUIRIES FROM POTENTIAL CLIENTS WELCOME!
Michael Atlas likes to help as many people as he can! He hates to see people incur extra taxes or miss out on tax planning opportunities by getting poor advice.
In furtherance of this objective, he has recently adopted a more flexible approach to fees. Wherever possible, he will try to tailor the fees to the amounts of tax dollars involved, the nature of the issue, the contribution he can make, and the client’s ability to pay.
There is no charge for a preliminary telephone conversation or email exchange which would be aimed at determining the nature of the issues, how Michael Atlas can help, and the fees that would be charged.
Please note that Michael Atlas does not provide tax return preparation services.
CONTACTING MICHAEL ATLAS
Phone (Office): 416.860.9175
Mobile (After-hours): 416.949.7111