Howard Kazdan

Partner, Tax


BDO Markham



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Executive Summary

Howard is a Tax Partner in BDO’s Toronto North office, with more than 24 years of professional experience, including 17 years in taxation. Howard has extensive experience in corporate and personal income tax planning; corporate reorganizations, tax aspects of the sale and purchase of businesses, succession and estate planning; Canadian income tax compliance and tax accounting.

Howard has advised a wide variety of clients around the globe including private corporations, public corporations, individuals, partnerships and trusts in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, retail automotive, professional services, mining, and oil and gas.

Howard is a frequent speaker at various events and has served as a Group Study Leader and Facilitator for a number of courses in the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada In-Depth Tax program.  He has also contributed to a number of publications throughout his career, including authoring a number of blogs on “The Blunt Bean Counter,” and has also served on a number of Boards and as Treasurer for local organizations.

Professional Affiliations

Member, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
Member, STEP Canada
Member, Canadian Tax Foundation

Professional Designations & Education

Bachelor of Commerce, University of Toronto
Chartered Professional Accountant (Ontario)                    
Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP)                                                           
CPA In-Depth Tax Courses (Part I, Part II, Part III)        
CPA Specialized Tax Course - Corporate Reorganizations                                       

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