Ben Ma the Tax Guy

Ben Ma the Tax Guy

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GASP! You've found Ben Ma's website!


"Why does he have a website?"
Well why not?

Where is Ben Ma?
Ben Ma is a proud tax paying resident of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Not to be confused with Toronto, Ohio, United States

Better question - who is Ben Ma?
Good question!

Education: Graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Masters of Accounting.
Also completed my Bachelors of Accounting and Financial Management there.

Designations: Designated CPA, working towards getting my CFA Charter. Might go get my CFP, TEP, CLU and PhD while I'm at it.
Sir Dr. Ben Ma, MAcc, CPA, CFA, CFP, CLU, TEP has a nice ring to it
Passed the September 2017 Common Final Examination on the Honour Roll.
Passed the June 2018 CFA Level 3 exam.

Accounting Experience: Currently working in Private Client Services Tax at EY.
Previously worked in compensation consulting, small accounting practices, management reporting, internal audit (bleh), and corporate taxation.

Other Experience: Ben Ma the Tax Guy used to be known as Ben Ma the Textbroker. I sold a lot of textbooks. A lot of textbooks.
Tax is both my career and my passion, it's good to do something you love.
I have also been supervising the UWAFSA Tax Clinic every March since 2014. I also dabble in some other Tax Clinics.

Hobbies: Cooking and eating delicious food, and training in parkour.

Other Fun Facts:
My friends say I have an unhealthy obsession with Tax. They're not wrong.
Contrary to popular belief, I'm not crazy, just a little odd :)
Voted most likely to die via unfortunate accident by my friends, incidents include:
2 counts of mugging, 1 count of hit by falling ice from a skyscraper, 3 counts of falling off a mountain, at least 5 counts of bike related incidents, and some other stuff.

I'll do one better - WHY is Ben Ma?
... What?

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This is me
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This is me with an Income Tax Act
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This is me at the English Tax Agency
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This is me at the Belgian Tax Agency
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This is me at the French Tax Agency
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This is me at the Japanese Tax Agency

Got a burning question for me? I'll try and answer everything!