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T1 Update with the Devaney's!
Come out and learn new and pertinent facts to the T1 process with Joe Devaney & Hugh Neilson!
Joseph R. Devaney, CPA, CA
Joe has provided technical support on both corporate and personal tax matters to local and international firms since 2007. Joe’s practical experience has primarily included compliance and planning strategies for Canadian owner-manager businesses and individuals.
As a member of the Video Tax News Editorial Board, Joe authors and contributes to four tax publications as well as prepares and presents courses across Canada relating to both personal and corporate tax. He has also presented tax research and published articles for a variety of other organizations such as Law Now, Canadian Tax Foundation and various CPA groups.
Joe is engaged in coordinating social movements to encourage efficient and strong tax legislation that encourages rather than hinders business, in a fair manner. In 2017, Joe sponsored two successful petitions with over 31 000 cumulative supporters enabling financial professionals to coordinate their voices.
Joe currently sits on CPA Alberta's Members in Tax Working Group, the Steering Committee of the Edmonton Young Tax Practitioners Group and is a past member of the Board of Directors for Fringe Theatre Adventures.
Hugh Neilson FCPA, FCA, TEP
Hugh is a member of the Video Tax News Editorial Board. He also practices as an independent contractor to Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP in Edmonton. His practice focuses on income tax services for individuals and owner-managed private corporations.
Hugh was awarded the Alberta gold medal and National silver medal when he wrote the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants Uniform Final Examination in 1990, and has practiced in the area of taxation since. He provides tax consultation in many diverse areas, including business structuring and restructuring, negotiations with Canada Revenue Agency auditors and Appeals Officers, tax-effective compensation strategies, immigration and emigration planning and strategies for tax-effective personal, family and estate planning.
In 2014, Hugh was the recipient of CPA Canada’s Award for Excellence in Income Tax and a CPA Canada Volunteer Recognition Award in 2017.
Hugh received the honour of being invited to join the Joint Committee on Taxation of CPA Canada and the Canadian Bar Association in 2016. He has participated as an active member in their governmental submissions since. Hugh is also member of CPA Alberta’s Members in Tax Working Group and CPA Canada’s Income Tax Education Committee and Small and Medium Practitioners Tax Committee, and a Past Governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation. Since April, 2013, he has served as a Director, and the Treasurer, of the Centre for Public Legal Education of Alberta.
Hugh has instructed, authored and mentored courses for CPA Alberta, CPA Saskatchewan and CPA Manitoba, and has presented at CPA Canada’s National Conference on Income Tax and The One conference, the Banff Small Practitioners Forum and CA Forum North, both sponsored by CPA Alberta, and the Canadian Tax Foundation’s Prairie Provinces Tax Conference