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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CRA Simplifies Process for Deducting Work from Home Expenses
Court Dismisses Interim Relief Sought by Homeowners Currently Challenging the Speculation and Vacancy Tax Act
Federal Government Broadens Access to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and Proposes Wage Support for Essential Workers
Corporate Directors Beware – Trap Lurks Beneath the Surface of Recent COVID-19 GST-HST-QST Remittance Relief
Budget 2019: New Excise Duty Regime For Three New Classes of Legalized Cannabis Products, and GST/HST Amendments for Health Care and Zero-Emission Passenger Vehicles
Finance Proposes Amendments to Limit Holding Company – Input Tax Credit Claims (“ITC”) and Seeks Consultations on Further Possible Changes
Budget 2018: Government Proceeds with “Investment Limited Partnership” GST/HST Measures and Holding Corporation Consultations
A New Tax on Investment Funds: Distributions to General Partners (GPs) of “Investment Limited Partnerships” Possibly Subject to GST/HST
Further Changes to Ontario’s Land Transfer Tax Regime: Trust and Partnership Transparency on the Chopping Block
The Canada Revenue Agency Proposes Draft Memorandum for Voluntary Disclosures Involving GST/HST and Other Excise Tax Matters
New Québec Tax Certificate Requirement for Québec Construction Contractors and Employee Placement Agencies
Misrepresentation Defines the Limit of Reassessing Beyond the Limitation Period: Inwest Investments Ltd. v. Canada, Canadian Tax Journal, (2015) Vol. 63, No. 4.
Shining a Light on Solar Panels: Government Promotion of Renewable Energy Leads to Trade Disputes and Trade Remedies
Government can Impose Penalties on Large Businesses for Deficiently Reporting Recapture of Input Tax Credits (“ITCs”)
Reduction of Input Tax Credit (“ITC”) Recapture Rate for Ontario Portion of HST (“OHST”) starting July 1, 2015
Budget 2015: Tax-Free Savings Accounts – A Welcome Contribution Limit Increase, but “Prohibited Investment” Rules Remain a Concern
Budget 2015: Incentivizing Charitable Giving and Easing Investment Restrictions on Charities and RCAAAs
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