A Critical Review of the 2022 Federal Budget
What Does it Mean For You and Your Clients and What Can We Expect For the Future?
Kim G C Moody FCPA, FCA, TEP, CEO Moodys Private Client Law LLP / Moodys Private Client LLP and Moodys Tax
Kim G C Moody FCA, TEP, is a Chartered Accountant, Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner and a tax specialist practicing in Calgary as the CEO / Director Canadian Tax Advisory with Moodys Private Client Law LLP / Moodys Private Client LLP and Moodys Tax (a division of Moodys Private Client Law LLP). His main area of expertise is tax and estate planning for the owner-manager of private corporations, executives, professional athletes, and other high net worth individuals. Kim obtained his Bachelor of Management degree from The University of Lethbridge and his CA designation from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta in 1994.
The antithesis of the status quo, Kim is driven to innovate new and better ways to do things for the clients he serves, the advancement of the firm, and other professionals in tax. His relentless obsession with getting to know everything in the Tax Act makes him a highly sought-out resource for peers and clients. In March 2020, Kim published his first book, Making Life Less Taxing: Pay Attention To Your Taxes So You Can Pay Less Tax and Build a Strong, Smarter Canada – an Amazon bestseller in a number of categories.
Kim is a Past Chair and Past Deputy Chair of the Board, Past Treasurer, as well as Past Chair of the Technical Committee for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners of Canada (“STEP”). In addition, Kim is a past Chair of the Board of Governors for the Canadian Tax Foundation. He is also a member and past Co-Chair of the CBA/CPA Canada Joint Committee on Taxation and a member of The Canadian Petroleum Tax Society. Kim has a keen interest in planned charitable giving. He is a past Chair for the Southern Alberta Round Table for the Canadian Association of Gift Planners. Kim is a co-founder of the Tax Specialist Group – an association of tax specialist firms across Canada founded in 1999. Kim is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), the Business in Calgary 2012 Leader of Tomorrow Award, and in 2013 was conferred the Fellow of the Chartered Accountants of Alberta designation. He is also a recipient of the STEP Founders Award for Outstanding Achievement which was conferred in 2013. Kim participates on many non-profit / charitable boards to ensure that his experience can advance the causes of the organizations that are important to him. For example, in 2021, he was one of the co-founders of a new think-tank - The Aristotle Foundation - and was installed as its original Chair.
Deciding years ago that sleep was highly overrated, Kim makes time to share his immense knowledge through writing, lecturing, teaching, and being an active, national leader in the tax profession. In 2016, he fulfilled his long-standing goal of receiving admission into law school and is currently exploring ways to fit this ambition into his busy schedule although admittedly that may have to be in his next life.
Kim’s unique ability is being a loyal, transparent, and honest intellectual rebel who always does the right thing. His passion to lead, teach, never settle, and both seek and speak the truth aid in his contributions to the tax landscape. Kim desires to be an inspirational example for those around him to continuously grow.Kim is married to Vivian and they have four sons – Alexander, Lucas, Jacob and Benjamin.