Our multifaceted tax team has extensive experience in numerous fields of taxation, including corporate taxation of Canadian corporations, taxation of trusts and estates, cross-border tax, commodity tax and personal tax. In today’s global marketplace, tax considerations arise daily and regulations are constantly changing. Our clients rely on our experienced tax team to provide guidance and develop strategies for basic and complex tax situations and to identify tax saving and deferral opportunities in today’s economic environment.
Reducing audit stress
Consultation with a tax expert can provide significant value when conducting a significant transaction, planning for the future or changing your place of residence. Also, in the event of a Canadian Revenue Agency audit, our team facilitates the audit process between our clients and the taxation authorities. The stress involved with an audit can be greatly reduced with the assistance of one of our professionals who has extensive experience with tax audits in the past.
Our U.S. tax group advises Canadian and foreign corporations on international and cross-border tax matters. International Tax and Cross-Border Services.
Our cross-border tax team prepares personal tax returns for Canadians who work or conduct business in the U.S. and conversely U.S. citizens who reside, work, or conduct business in Canada. US-Canadian Personal Tax Returns.
Our commodity tax team advises on various GST, HST and QST matters. Commodity Tax.
Optimizing your tax situation on both sides of the border
Our team works closely with the affiliated Allinial Global association to ensure that foreign corporations that carry on business in Canada employ the appropriate corporate structure to optimize the tax situation on both sides of the border. We also advise non-resident investors and business owners who are impacted by tax regulations in Canada. Our team ensures that foreign entities file the appropriate returns in Canada, including income tax and commodity tax returns, and are in compliance with the appropriate standards with respect to withholding taxes, Canadian reporting requirements, payroll issues, and other matters.
For Canadian corporations and foreign corporations that conduct business across international borders, we also advise on transfer pricing matters to ensure that the corporations adhere to the complex transfer pricing regulations.
Cross-border tax consultation
Addressing the Needs of Canadian Individuals Working in the U.S. and U.S. Citizens Living in Canada
The cross-border tax team provides services to Canadian individuals who work or conduct business in the U.S. and conversely U.S. citizens who reside, work, or conduct business in Canada. We also advise on issues associated with immigrating to Canada and emigrating from Canada, and ensure that individuals are in compliance with the appropriate tax authorities as a result of a change in residence.
For American citizens living in Canada, we ensure that, along with their Canadian tax return, their U.S. federal and state returns are filed in compliance with U.S. tax regulations. Our cross-border tax team also provides tax consulting services for individuals in Canada who work or conduct business in the U.S. to ensure that they are in compliance with U.S. federal and state tax laws. We have extensive experience in assisting cross border athletes, entertainers and executives.
Making sense of GST, HST and QST
The Inherent Complexity of Value-Added Taxes Often Requires the Advice and Guidance of Our Commodity Tax Team
The legislation surrounding value-added taxes, such as GST, HST, QST and provincial sales taxes is often complex and industry-specific. Our commodity tax team consults on unique transactions to ensure that our clients’ businesses are in compliance with the latest regulations and that the company’s tax position is optimized.