About Me

CPA, CA | cware@waretax.com

So what’s the story here?

I’m a second-generation Chartered Professional Accountant, who one day got really angry at the lack of help out there for clients who had complicated cross-border headaches, but their bank balances weren’t large enough to matter to the Big Banks and downtown Toronto tax firms. This practice is my attempt to push back at that nonsense.

Schooling? Sure. Graduate of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Advanced Certificate in Accounting from the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia. Graduate of the last class to get the Canadian Chartered Accountant designation. Practising member of the Alberta Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants, CPA Canada, and an AICPA International Associate member.

Was I always a grumpy tax guy? Not always. Before the suit-and-tie gig, I spent some time carpentering and building log houses on a tiny island on the Gulf Coast. Also spent some time as a cowboy and guide on the ranches of Alberta and in the mountains of British Columbia. After an incident with a horse and a river, I decided that education is a good thing. Also decided that the opportunity to step into a second-generation cross-border tax practice was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and probably a smart choice. (Morgan Freeman narrating-voice: “And it was.”)

These days I write about tax stuff, add numbers, and sometimes talk into a microphone over on www.canadiantaxpodcast.ca