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Elan Harper MBA, LLM (Tax), TEP


"You know, there's two schools in economics on this. One is that there are some good taxes and the other is that no taxes are good taxes. I'm in the latter category. I don’t believe that any taxes are good taxes.” – Stephen Harper

From public policy to business, two things Elan has brought to her career are a unique ability to understand and apply technical information to real-life situations, and a strong desire to reach the right answer for her clients. With a thirst for knowledge and an aptitude for solving complex problems, Elan found her niche in international tax and tax planning. She collaborates with her team to provide her clients with a clear, honest picture of all the elements of their complete tax picture, including their path forward, with one goal in mind – providing them with the best answer for their unique situation.

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Elan Harper MBA, LLM (Tax), TEP


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Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate tax
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • International tax planning
  • Mergers & Acquisitions / Divestitures
  • Tax dispute resolution
  • Qualifications

    • Osgoode Hall Law School, LLM (Tax) 2020
    • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, TEP, 2020
    • Completed CICA In-Depth Tax Course Levels 1, 2, and 3 between 2009 and 2013
    • Completed CPTS Taxation of Oil and Gas Course, levels 1 and 2 in 2007 and 2008
    • Masters of Business Administration, University of Calgary, 2005
    • Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing, University of Calgary, 1997
  • Professional affiliations

    • Member – International Fiscal Association Canada
    • Member – Canadian Petroleum Tax Society
    • Member – Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Publications

  • In the News

    • Elan Harper and Kim G C Moody discuss the tax implications of leaving Canada to live in another country, on an episode of More Than Money Radio, August 22, 2020, More Than Money
  • Community Involvement

    • Director of Finance for the University of Calgary Swim Club