Matthew So

Matthew So

Partner, Incorporated

1100 - 1177 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, British Columbia  V6E 4T5


With an emphasis on tax planning and implementation, immigration and emigration tax strategies, cross-border structures, and foreign investments, Matthew is continually reassessing his clients’ tax position to ensure tax payments are kept low and client satisfaction stays high. He is renowned in the lower mainland for his expertise in international tax matters, as well as corporate reorganizations and the purchase and sale of businesses. Matthew is often sought after for his opinions on the tax consequences of mergers and acquisitions, his assistance with dispute resolutions with Canada Revenue Agency, and for assisting his Canadian clients with claiming Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credits (SR&ED).

He has been operating a full-time income tax practice since 1988 and while some accountants take a “see you next year” approach with their clients’ taxes, Matthew does the opposite. Fluent in Cantonese, Matthew has been working with his overseas clients, especially those from Hong Kong, to assist them in developing strategies for expanding and relocating their businesses and investments to Canada.

Matthew's Expertise

Service Focus
Industry Focus
Service Focus
  • Tax
  • SR&ED
Industry Focus
  • Not for Profit
  • Professionals

Professional Affiliations

  • Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia
  • Canadian Tax Foundation


  • Bachelor of Arts, with Honours, University of Hong Kong
  • Licentiate in Accounting (LIC Acct), University of British Columbia

Community Involvement

  • Delivered talks for the People’s Law School on tax-related matters
  • Commentated for the media on federal budgets
  • Assisted at the income tax clinic in the Chinese community