Who is Dan White?

danwhitephoto1.jpgDan White is a business consultant, business coach, and professional speaker, with extensive business and tax experience.

Dan brings a unique perspective to the subject of taxes. The average taxpayer is going to file less than 80 tax returns in their entire life, yet they will spend their entire life worrying about taxes. So the bottom line is that if you don’t want to be stressed out over taxes, then think about how you can run your business in alignment with the intent and spirit of the law. The big question to be able to answer is; “Why be a tax cheater, when you can dramatically reduce your taxes legally?” In order to reduce your taxes, you need to learn the process of legal tax reduction and strategic avoidance strategies. The more sophisticated the strategies the more vulnerable they are to attacks and the more costly to defend.

Simplicity rules when it comes to the world of accounting.

As far as tax loopholes, the only ones left that are the ones the tax department uses. So in order to lead a tax stress free life, understand that there is a way which does not allow for the belief that one does not have the time to keep good records.

Paying the least amount of taxes by good business planning is your ethical, moral and legal responsibility. Having said that one must understand that by doing boogie woogie accounting of yesteryear is just an invitation to an expensive and stressful fight with CRA.

So the first step in business planning is to decide how much after tax dollars you want to keep in your pocket. The second step is to go make twice as much as that so you know you can afford to pay your taxes and still meet your personal goals. The third step is to do audit ready bookkeeping to minimize your tax liability. The forth step is to leverage your tax savings to grow your business.

Dan taught a monthly tax course at the Learning Annex in Toronto, for over fourteen years. The courses were very popular and always well attended. For over seventeen years, he has been actively involved in teaching people how to avoid paying thousands of dollars in unnecessary taxes, by doing audit ready bookkeeping and taking legal business positions in respect to tax deductions.

Dan has a strong business background in management, taxes, sales and marketing. He has held a number of senior positions in various Canadian and International companies.

Dan has traveled on business through many countries which has allowed him to grow as an international business consultant.

Dan is well known in the business world for his many endeavours, not only for his tax and business advice but was also known to the media as “The Master of the Mess” or “The King of Clutter”. He has been a frequent guest on radio and TV. He has been written about and quoted frequently in various publications across the country. He was the co-producer and host of the TV show “Time For Business”, a talk show about business issues. Dan produced an internet show
called “Talking about Business where he interviewed various industry experts. Dan founded and ran a successful business club before retiring to be able to focus on helping Canadians with tax problems.

Dan’s experiences include being a past Dale Carnegie Associate, an Accomplished Toastmaster, and seminar leader.

Today Dan’s time is mostly taken up with building TAS into the number one tax solutions company in Canada and in doing consulting for the many clients who come to TAS for help. Largely due to Dan’s insights and drive to streamline the delivery of a much needed service to Canadians, TAS continues to grow at a steady pace and is well on its way to not only being the best company in resolving tax problems but to have the rest of the country become aware of that fact.

Dan’s other points of interesting experiences include: Being the Chapter President of the Illuminating Engineers Society, an accomplished Toastmaster, a Dale Carnegie Associate and a motivational speaker. Being on an advisory panel on education for Seneca College for over twelve years.

Dan enjoys living in the country in The City of Kawartha Lakes enjoying the farm life.

An interesting insight into what made Dan who he is; is that he was raised in the country and spent his youth in the wilderness of northern Alberta…near the North West Territories. Dan White was raised off the land in Northern Alberta in the style of early Canadian Pioneers, surround by aboriginal peoples reservations. His early years were primitive, tough, and character building.

At the age of 12 he had his own trap line where he trapped, skinned and stretched the hides of wild animals for sale to the Hudson’s Bay Company in Fort Vermilion Alberta. His weapons arsenal included a 22 Ga. rifle, a 12 Ga. shot gun and a 38-55 Ga. Winchester lever action rifle.

Dan’s family moved into a log cabin in Alberta’s far north in 1953 to a little hamlet called High Level Alberta, where his parents took up homesteading. There were hard times when what they ate was either shot or picked from bushes. They lived without any modern conveniences like electricity, cars or telephones.

Experiencing the hardships of the North gave Dan an insightful perspective on life.

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Dan is the President of Tax Audit Solutions (TAS), a Canadian Tax and Audit Solutions business which specializes in:

  • Acting as authorized Tax Representatives. Clients are removed from needing to directly communicate with the tax department
  • All areas of tax problems by providing end-to-end tax services for clients involved in
  • issues such as tax audits, denied business deductions, notices of assessment, filing of
  • appeals, tax collections and the resolution of tax all tax disputes
  • Audit Ready Bookkeeping
  • Company Information Management Systems
  • Architecting of small businesses so that they are audit ready for government audits
  • Pre-audits of companies worried about getting audited
  • Providing expert consulting to restructure small businesses in financial trouble designing and implementing unique solutions to re-invent their business.

With Dan’s leadership, expertise and innovative use of technology, TAS has refined is processes and procedures in managing task and client services. Efficient use of cloud based technology, attracting only the best team members, allows TAS to keep the company’s expenses low, allowing small business access to services that would normally be cost prohibitive.

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In print:

The White Papers on Tax Strategies

Assertiveness and Self Esteem

Relationship Selling Techniques

Blueprint for Business Planning

Earth Skills

Freedom 28 – 28 days to an uncluttered life

Offshore – A guide to doing business offshore

The Spiritual Awakening – Dan’s journey in life