Ken Karakashian

Partner, Canadian Tax, Transaction Tax


BDO Markham



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Executive Summary

Ken has over 25 years’ experience providing corporate and personal tax planning strategies for family-owned businesses, entrepreneurs, large corporations and not-for-profit organizations. He works with clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution and professional services.

Specializing in corporate reorganization and creditor proofing strategies, Ken is instrumental in developing strategies to minimize estate tax, reduce or eliminate probate tax, minimize capital gains tax on death and recognizing income splitting and discretionary trust opportunities.

Ken is a frequent guest on Business News Network’s “Talking Tax”, has written numerous articles for the Mississauga Business Times and Brampton Board of Trade and coordinates free personal income tax clinics for low income seniors and disabled individuals in the Halton-Peel Region. Ken is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO), Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and the Canadian Tax Foundation. He is a member and past director of the Canadian Armenian Business Council of Ontario and past director of the Halton-Peel Chartered Accountants Association.

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