PUTTING TAX REDUCTION STRATEGIES FIRST FOR CLIENTS WORLDWIDE! 

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Michael Atlas is a Toronto-based CPA specializing in high-level and creative tax consulting aimed at reducing Canadian tax liabilities.

Over the years, his creative advice has undoubtedly saved his clients HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS in taxes.

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.

In addition, he is an expert on high-level domestic tax issues, including corporate tax planning, corporate reorganizations, estate planning, the use of trusts and high-level real estate tax issues.

He and his clients greatly benefit from the fact that HE NEVER WORKED FOR A “BIG 4” ACCOUNTING FIRM, and hence has been able to maintain a very high-degree of creativity, flexibility and irreverence.

TOTALLY DEDICATED TO HELPING CLIENTS  REDUCE TAXES!

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Michael I. Atlas, CPA,CA,CPA(ILL),TEP

Michael Atlas’ practice is totally dedicated to using all of his technical knowledge and creative skills to REDUCE THE TAX LIABILITIES OF HIS CLIENTS! He does not spend any of his time and energies on functions such as tax return preparation and accounting.

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. His practice is totally devoted to TAX CONSULTING on international, as well as high-level domestic, tax issues.

ADVISING PERSONAL AND CORPORATE CLIENTS WORLDWIDE

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Michael Atlas can provide direct consulting services to clients (personal or corporate) with high-level Canadian tax issues. Such services can be provided to clients located in any part of the world. Michael Atlas can work in conjunction with their normal legal or accounting advisers, or they can remain “out of the picture”-totally up to the client.

Services can be provided in person, or via phone, email, or Skype. There is never any need for the client to visit Michael Atlas’ downtown Toronto office unless he or she wishes. All information provided to Michael Atlas is treated as being totally confidential.

ADVISING ACCOUNTING AND LAW FIRMS ACROSS CANADA

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Ever since Michael Atlas established his firm in 1991, the core of his practice has been the high-level tax consulting services that he has provided to hundreds of accounting and law firm in all parts of Canada.

Michael Atlas is always available to provide guidance to such firms so that they may give the best advice possible to their clients on how to minimize taxes.

HELPING TO FIGHT THE ATTACK ON TAX REDUCTION!

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In some circles, taking creative and aggressive steps to legally reduce taxation is not viewed as being “politically correct”. The view that there is a certain “fair amount” of taxes that one should pay is currently in vogue.

“Nonsense-Just plain old fashioned jealousy!” Michael Atlas replies.

When it comes to tax planning, 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.”

FAST ADVICE ON A WIDE RANGE OF TAX REDUCTION STRATEGIES

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Michael Atlas can provide FAST advice on a wide-range of both inbound and outbound international tax reduction strategies, as well as domestic tax reduction strategies applicable to individuals, corporations, trusts, or estates, such as:

  • Tax planning for 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
  • 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 utilization
  • Tax issues for investors and Canadian immigrants
  • International tax planning for foreign investors Canada
  • International corporate tax planning Canada
  • Estate planning and freezing
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Complex real estate tax issues

“GOING NON-RESIDENT”-THE ULTIMATE TAX REDUCTION STRATEGY!

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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). The 5th Edition of this book was published in July of 2016. 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.)

Over the years, he has helped scores of Canadians to save millions in Canadian taxes by becoming non-residents, and also advised numerous non-residents on Canadian tax issues.

CREATOR OF THE ONLY CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL TAX BLOG

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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 75 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.

HOW TO CONTACT MICHAEL ATLAS-FAST!

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Michael Atlas may be contacted directly in any of the ways indicated below. All information provided to him is treated as being TOTALLY CONFIDENTIAL.

E-Mail: matlas@TaxCA.com

Phone (Office): 416.860.9175

Mobile (After-hours): 416.949.7111

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