Matthew So CPA, CA, LIC Acct, BA Partner
1100 - 1177 West Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC V6E 4T5T: +1(604) 687.4511F: +1(604) 687-5805
Matthew has been operating a full-time income tax practice since 1988 and while some accountants take a “see you next year” approach with their clients’ taxes, Matthew does the opposite.
With an emphasis on tax planning and implementation, immigration and emigration tax strategies, cross-border structures and foreign investments, Matthew is continually reassessing his clients’ tax position to ensure tax payments are kept low and client satisfaction stays high. He is renowned in the lower mainland for his expertise in business expansion to foreign jurisdictions as well as corporate reorganizations and the purchase and sale of businesses. Matthew is often sought after for his opinions on the tax consequences of mergers and acquisitions, for his assistance with dispute resolutions with Canada Revenue Agency and for assisting his Canadian clients with claiming Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credits.
Fluent in Cantonese, Matthew has been working with his overseas clients, especially those from Hong Kong, to assist them in developing strategies for expanding and relocating their businesses and investments to Canada.
- Matthew is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia (ICABC), the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), the Canadian Tax Foundation, and a former member of the Certified Management Accountants (CMA) of British Columbia.
- Matthew received his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Hong Kong and his Licentiate in Accounting (LIC Acct) from the University of British Columbia.
- Matthew has given talks for the People’s Law School on tax-related matters, commentated for the media on federal budgets, and assisted at the income tax clinic in the Chinese community.
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