Many Canadians have a heavy tax burden.
While you might not object to paying your fair share, understandably you don’t want to pay more than what is fair.
Our team of tax litigation specialists at HLF will vigorously represent your interests at every stage of the process, from the audit or pre-assessment stage to the courts.
We will negotiate with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Ontario Ministry of Finance on your behalf.
When necessary, we will not shy away from litigating tax disputes in the Tax Court of Canada and other courts. We will use our significant know-how and resources to represent your best interests at negotiations, administrative hearings, discoveries, and in the courtroom. Our goal is to get a timely and favourable legal result.
Winning a tax dispute can mean everything to your business. We take a keen interest in your business and will join with your auditors and other outside advisors to strive for its continued success. In Canada’s toughening tax environment, you can rely on us to defend your interests, whether you are acting on your own behalf or on behalf of a domestic and foreign company.
Whether the dispute is about personal income tax, corporate tax, commodity/customs tax, or cross-border tax, you can count on us to frame the most potent arguments supporting your position.
In some circumstances, we can seek an advance tax ruling on your behalf. If you face an audit by tax authorities, we can help. We can guide you through the process. If necessary and the specific facts of your case warrant, we can challenge excessive practices by seeking a judicial review.
If needed, we will prepare a thorough, effective notice of objection. Based on our extensive knowledge and experience, our HLF team will candidly advise you on your chances of success.
While effective tax planning can prevent problems, sometimes a tax dispute arises.