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Sarkis Isaac

CPA, CA   |   Tax Partner

Sarkis specializes in providing expert tax support to a variety of businesses, especially assisting clients in the following areas:

  • Shareholder compensation: helping clients implement the most tax effective compensation package for their corporations
  • Corporate reorganizations: assisting clients with the restructure of their corporations to meet a variety of objectives, including estate and succession planning, setting up family business trusts and setting up holding and real estate corporations
  • Cross-border tax issues: helping with the structuring of business expansion into both Canada and the United States
  • Purchase and sale of a business: providing clients with the most efficient tax methods when purchasing or selling a business
  • Business start-up and incorporation: helping clients to structure their start-up business, as well as the incorporation of an existing proprietorship or partnership, including professional corporations
  • Shareholder Agreements: helping clients to develop and implement their shareholder agreements, including financing and buy/sell provisions

A member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, Sarkis graduated from the University of Windsor in 1981 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He received his Chartered Accountants designation in 1983 from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, as an articling student with a local accounting firm. In 1985, he joined an international accounting firm where he began specializing in taxation. Sarkis was also a tax instructor at the In-Depth Tax Courses run by CPA Canada. He joined Howie & Partners LLP in 1993 where he assumed responsibility for the income tax practice at the firm. Beginning in 2017, Sarkis owned and operated Sarkis Isaac, CPA Professional Corporation, which then merged with Melo LLP in December 2021.

Sarkis’ other passions include spending time with family and friends, exercising, travel and watching sports and comedy shows.

  • Chartered Accountant (CA)
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Professional Accountants In-Depth Tax Course (Participant & Instructor)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) – Business Administration

  • Construction
  • Real estate
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical, legal and other professional services
  • E-commerce
  • Retail and wholesale

  • Corporate consulting and advisory services
  • Domestic/Canadian taxation and tax planning
  • Purchase/sale of business
  • Estate and succession planning
  • Executive compensation planning
  • Tax disputes
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Non-resident taxation in Canada
  • Canada/U.S. cross-border taxation/planning

Contact Sarkis

As a tax partner, Sarkis has more than 20 years of experience helping businesses from a variety of industries manage and alleviate their tax burden. From cross-border tax issues to the purchase and sale of a business, Sarkis is ready to handle all your tax needs.

+1 519 250 8663 ext. 240