McMillan’s Tax Group is a leading source of tax advice in Canada, engaging with companies from a range of industries, including the financial, automotive, pharmaceutical, private equity and natural resources sectors. As one of the top tax law firms in Canada our tax lawyers have been recognized as leading advisers by The International Tax Review, The Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory, The Legal 500 and The Canadian Legal LEXPERT Directory.
With expertise in substantive tax law, tax administration, court procedure and tax policy, our tax team prioritizes understanding the clients’ business objectives to provide effective advisement and minimize the tax risk associated with our clients’ domestic and international business activities.
McMillan’s tax lawyers are recognized leaders in helping clients manage complex sales and commodity tax challenges. We provide clients with pragmatic advice on matters relating to customs duties, harmonized sales tax (HST), goods and services tax (GST), Quebec sales tax, British Columbia provincial sales tax, federal excise tax and duties, provincial land transfer taxes and other provincial taxes, such as those on gasoline, fuel and tobacco.
Our expertise doesn’t stop at the 49th parallel. McMillan’s Tax Group is one of Canada’s leading cross-border taxation practices with extensive experience implementing a full range of cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, financings, reorganizations and spin-offs.
McMillan provides comprehensive Canadian business tax advice on:
- International tax law advisement and planning for Canadian enterprises
- Optimizing the tax efficiency of foreign enterprises’ Canadian operations
- Guiding the tax structuring of mergers and acquisitions, and commercial reorganizations
- Transfer pricing matters
- Tax-efficient structuring of corporate finance and capital markets transactions
- Sales and commodity taxation matters, including GHT/HST compliance measures and ruling requests, voluntary disclosures, audits, objections and appeals, and advising on specialized tax legislation
- Advance ruling requests, voluntary disclosures, audits, objections and appeals
- Federal and provincial payroll taxes.
We also advise clients at every stage of the tax dispute resolution process, from audits through to administrative appeals and court challenges, routinely enjoying great success in resolving tax disputes with Canada’s federal and provincial revenue authorities.
McMillan’s Tax Litigation and Advocacy team combines expertise in tax administration, court procedure, substantive tax law and tax policy to assist with audits, and provide expert advice on administrative appeals and court challenges. Our tax litigators are tireless advocates as well as highly experienced practitioners with broad tax litigation experience gained from appearing before all levels of Canadian courts.
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Outlines potential implications for non-Canadian parties to common aircraft transactions under the Canadian federal Luxury Tax.
When the CRA demands information or documents within an unreasonable period, what options are available? A recent decision of the FCA offers some guidance.
Interested in expanding your business into Quebec? On this episode of our Stay Ahead podcast, Montreal Partners Shari Munk-Manel, Enda Wong, Yonatan Petel and Steven Sitcoff share what you need to know about doing business in the province.
Budget 2023, announced by the Federal Government on March 28, 2023, contains several measures aimed at facilitating Canada’s transition to a net-zero economy
The Income Tax Act (Canada) contains a General Anti-Avoidance Rule that disallows tax benefits arising from certain tax-motivated transactions
Budget 2023 proposes the first major changes to the Alternative Minimum Tax (the “AMT”) since its introduction in 1986
Budget 2023 proposes to amend the Excise Tax Act (the “ETA”) to expressly subject supplies of “payment card network” services to Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (“GST/HST”).
Consistent with the Federal Government’s (the “Government”) prior statements in Budget 2022, Budget 2023 proposes amendments to the Income Tax Act (Canada)
An update on Canada’s Budget 2023 and the future of carbon contracts for differences (CCfDs) in Canada.
Real Estate Fund Capital Raising, Structuring a Real Estate Development Deal, Registration Requirements and Tax Considerations
Join us for a breakfast session discussing key issues for funds, asset managers, developers and exempt market dealers in the real estate industry.
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