Max Reed

Tax & Estate

Max Reed , LLB, BCL, is a cross-border tax lawyer at Polaris Tax Counsel in Vancouver.

A perfect storm is brewing for non-compliant U.S. taxpayers abroad

Subtle changes mean clients may want to act soon

By Max Reed |May 4, 2020

4 min read

Tax issues when Canadians have U.S. executors

Tips to avoid cross-border complications

By Max Reed |June 13, 2019

3 min read

Pleading not GILTI: tax deferral strategies for Canadian-resident U.S. citizens

The story behind global intangible low-taxed income

By Max Reed |February 23, 2018

5 min read

4 structures to protect Canadians from the U.S. estate tax—updated

Canadian residents who aren’t U.S. citizens may be surprised to know that U.S. estate tax can apply to them

By Max Reed |February 20, 2018

6 min read

Renouncing U.S. citizenship after U.S. tax reform

Renouncing is a personal decision with a number of pros and cons

By Max Reed |February 20, 2018

6 min read

Clients may risk steep penalties if they don’t file U.S. tax forms

Haven’t filed all your required U.S. tax paperwork? If you’re really unlucky, you might get sued.

By Max Reed |March 29, 2017

4 min read

Tax effects of inheriting money from the U.S.

Problems for Canadian residents who inherit from U.S. trusts

By Max Reed |October 25, 2016

5 min read

Can clients ditch U.S. citizenship retroactively?

Whether for ideological reasons or tax complications, many people want to shed their U.S. citizenship.

By Max Reed |September 30, 2016

5 min read

Ease your clients’ PFIC pain

Don’t assume all Canadian mutual funds fall into the PFIC trap

By Max Reed |October 16, 2015

4 min read