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If credentials are any indication of Kenneth’s drive, the dizzying array of letters behind his name tells a convincing story. But his in-depth education and experience back one thing: a deep love of and commitment to tax. Finding creative tax solutions is his mantra, and he possesses the patient demeanor, broad perspective, and focus needed to take on any intellectual challenge in the tactical tax arena.

Kenneth has built an increasingly successful professional career advising local and multinational enterprises and high net worth individuals with an upfront, transparent, and responsive approach. He is an active author, speaker and instructor for professional tax courses across Canada, including the CPA Canada’s In-Depth Tax Program. And yes, he has life outside of work too. An avid musician, he plays piano, bass and bassoon, and in a previous life, produced original music for theatrical productions and an independent film. In true Kenneth fashion, he compares the composing process to tax planning – a synchronized course of creation, analysis and out-of-the-box ideas that work together in harmony to create a beautiful symphony of legal entities and corporate plans. With a tax virtuoso like Kenneth on your team, you can confidently waltz through the complexities of tax law, while finding opportunities you may not know existed.

 

  • Qualifications

    • Recipient – Best Newsletter Article by a Young Practitioner Award, Canadian Tax Foundation, 2016
    • Recipient – Highest Scoring Candidate in Canada for Wills, Trust and Estate Administration, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, 2015
    • Recipient – Highest Scoring Candidate in Canada for Trust and Estate Planning, 2015
    • University of London, LLB, 2009
    • CPA, CA, 2008
    • Financial Planning Standards Council, CFP, 2007
    • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, CPA, 2006
    • University of Waterloo, MTX, 2004
    • University of British Columbia, B COMM, 2002
  • Professional affiliations

  • Speaking engagements and presentations

    • Presenter – “New Rules Regarding the Small Business Deduction”, STEP Canada, National Conference, Toronto, 2017
    • Presenter – “The New Section 55 – Practitioner Perspectives on Where We Go From Here”, Canadian Tax Foundation, Prairie Provinces Tax Conference, Edmonton 2017
    • Presenter – "Recent Changes: Principal Residence and Small Business Deduction", Entrepreneurial Chartered Professional Accountants of Calgary, Calgary, 2017
    • Presenter – "Subsection 55(2)", Tax Specialist Group, Toronto, 2017
    • Presenter – “Selected Issues for Private Corporation”, Canadian Tax Foundation, National Tax Conference, Calgary, 2016
    • Presenter – “Workshop - How to Calculate Safe Income”, Canadian Tax Foundation, National Tax Conference, Calgary, 2016
    • Presenter – “Canadian Payroll/Taxing Considerations for U.S. Companies”, Council of State Taxation, Detroit, 2016
    • Presenter – “Tax Treaty Tickle Points”, Council of State Taxation, Detroit, 2016
    • Expert Panel – Council of State Taxation Canadian Tax Workshop, Detroit, 2016
    • Presenter – “Subsection 55(2) – The Road Ahead”, Canadian Tax Foundation, Prairie Provinces Tax Conference, Winnipeg 2016
    • Presenter – "Deducting Interest Expense", Tax Specialist Group, Toronto, 2016
    • Presenter – "Restrictive Covenants", Tax Specialist Group, Toronto, 2016
    • Presenter – “Cross Border Challenges and Practical Solutions”, Council of State Taxation, Chicago, 2016
    • Presenter – “Cross Border Challenges and Practical Solutions”, Council of State Taxation, Chicago, 2015
    • Presenter – “Canadian Implications Arising from BEPS”, Tax Specialist Group, Calgary, 2015
    • Presenter – “Personal Services Business”, Tax Specialist Group, Toronto, 2014
    • Lecturer – “Advanced Personal Cross Border Tax Issues”, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta, Calgary, 2014
    • Lecturer – “US Real Estate Personal Investment: Canadian & US Tax Implications”, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta, Edmonton, 2013
    • Lecturer – “Advanced Estate Planning for Business Owners”, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta, Calgary, 2013
    • Presenter – “Changes to Foreign Affiliate Rules”, Tax Specialist Group, Vancouver, 2013
    • Presenter – “Mutual fund trust and REITS”, Tax Specialist Group, Vancouver, 2013
    • Presenter – “Taxation and Planning in Respect of Inbound Investment”, Canadian Tax Foundation, Calgary, 2012
    • Presenter – “Tax Consideration in respect of Lease Accounting under IFRS”, Acumen, Calgary, 2012
    • Presenter – “Tax Consideration in respect of Lease Accounting under IFRS”, Acumen, Calgary, 2011
    • Presenter – “Functional Currency Tax Reporting”, Canadian Tax Foundation, Calgary, 2009
  • Publications

  • In the news

    • The Financial Post published an article written by Kim G C Moody and Kenneth Keung on August 16, 2017, Financial Post
    • Kenneth Keung is quoted in an article entitled “What Are the Tax Concerns for an American Buying Vancouver Property When You Have Dual Citizenship?”, May 4, 2017, Mansion Global
    • Kenneth Keung speaks to BNN about the 2017 federal budget for a segment entitled, "Budget targets tax strategies for wealthy Canadians", March 22, 2017, BNN
  • Community involvement

    • Technical Knowledge Content Development – Financial Planning Standards Council
    • Executive member – STEP Calgary
    • Volunteer Tax Reviewer – Chartered Accountants of Alberta’s Tax Clinic Program
    • Treasurer and Member of Board of Directors – Elder Statesmen Group