I won’t bore you with my early childhood it was a lot like an episode of Madmen. Fast forward now to 1982, when I graduated from university, married a beautiful girl and headed west. We gave birth to a son. Then another son. Still, something was missing in my life. Yes we got the dog but still, there was a longing.

In 1984, I opened up an Income Tax Act for the first time. The subtle innocence of those fragile pages, the smoothness of the long spine…it was more than I could resist. I knew right from the start that I must learn the ways of these strange people they called the “tax specialists”.


So I joined the tax group of the Calgary office of KPMG, signed up for the CICA in-depth tax course, quit KPMG, moved back home, joined Fuller Landau, quit again, and started my own tax consulting firm in 1994.

Since then, I have worked with accountants, lawyers and business people from across Canada and around the world in corporate, personal and estate tax planning, as well as international taxation. I have successfully represented taxpayers at all levels of the appeals process, including the Tax Court of Canada.

I have lectured extensively on the subject of taxation and authored numerous articles  that have appeared in such publications as CA Magazine and Canadian Tax Highlights.

As long as they don’t discover this web site, I remain a  full-fledged, dues-paying member of the following high-class organizations:

I have been writing my own tax newsletter since 1994, and Blogging since 2009!!


David Wilkenfeld, CPA, CA


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3 thoughts on “ABOUT

  1. Hi David

    Been slowly reading your blog ( slowly due to many physical problems with the computer ). As you see I just finished your profile. Excellent! Continue to enjoy and make alot of people very happy….and I will continue to read.

    Love Dovie

  2. Hi David,
    Love the site, and as usual, your cleverness shines through. Our firm uses your services, and you are great! You and I go back to those Fuller days, and more recently jamming together in the various bands.
    Keep up the good work, and please keep me informed!
    Your friend,

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