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Leading Canadian and U.S. Tax Consulting Firms Announce Strategic Alliance

Press Release Jan 10, 2005

Brampton, Ontario - Robert Brakel & Associates (RBA), the recognized authority on Canadian sales taxes, today announced that it has formed a strategic alliance with Ryan & Company, Inc. (Ryan & Company), the largest independent state and local tax consulting firm in the United States. The strategic alliance will allow companies on both sides of the border to benefit from focused, best-in-class tax representation.

The complexities of sales taxes can be a serious impediment to trading successfully across the Canada - US border. The rules vary from state to state, province to province, making administration a nightmare and overpayments routine. The combined resources of Ryan & Company and RBA allow companies on both sides of the border to benefit from less arduous and more successful cross-border trade. The administrative quagmire of sales taxes no longer has to be an impediment to growth and profitability.

"Most of our clients do business cross-border into Canada," says G. Brint Ryan, Managing Principal of Ryan & Company. "Now, in addition to providing services in every major area of state and local taxation, we can also offer our clients the Canadian tax expertise of RBA."

The alliance equally benefits Canadian companies. "Cross-border trade is important for many of our clients too," says Jim Brakel, President of Robert Brakel & Associates. "This alliance strengthens our resources in the area of state taxes, and complements our expertise in Canadian sales taxation."

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,800 professionals and associates serves over 30,000 clients in more than 80 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


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