Hello, I am Claudia Ku, a tax accountant based in Toronto, with diverse tax experience for over 30 years in personal tax, corporate tax and international tax.

As a tax specialist, I am obsessed in helping my clients to save taxes.  Helping my clients to file their tax returns once a year is essentially just helping them to settle their taxes with the Canada Revenue Agency for the previous year.  It is the tax planning ideas that I advise them throughout each year have saved them the most money at tax time and in the years to come.

The Canadian income tax system is complex and constantly changing.  The tax rules that you knew a couple years ago may have been modified.  You are entitled to arrange your affairs, within the limits of the tax law, to minimize the taxes for your business and family.  However, tax avoidance and tax evasion are different stories.  While the former is considered as misuse or abuse of the tax law, the latter is illegal.  As a tax accountant, I strive to help my clients to navigate through the complex tax system to help them to minimize the taxes weighing on their businesses and/or their families.

I am a Chartered Accountant and the principal of a boutique full service accounting firm. Other than providing valuable tax services to help individuals and corporations to save taxes, we also provide accounting and business consulting services to help business owners to grow their businesses. Our clients include individuals, self-employed, professionals, and small businesses to mid-sized companies.

Contact us to find out how we can help you.

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Form T1135 Filing - Are you in compliance

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Regulation 105

Withholding Tax for Services Rendered in Canada by Non-Residents

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CRA Tax Audit

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