Harry Chana

International and Cross-Border Tax Services Leader


BDO Markham


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Executive Summary

Harry is the International and Cross-Border Tax Services Leader in Canada, and a member of the Senior Leadership Team. 

Harry brings over 20 years of experience on various international tax issues impacting public, multi-national, and private enterprises. In his roles as the International Tax Leader and National Technology and Life Sciences Tax Leader, he has spent a considerable amount of time dealing with a wide variety of clients in the manufacturing, technology, distribution, and real estate industries. Harry has also assisted clients in the areas of corporate and personal tax planning, inbound and outbound structuring, cross-border tax planning, and partnership structures.

Harry is a frequent speaker at various industry events, as well as several BDO client events, on a wide range of tax topics. He is also a group study leader at the In-Depth Tax Course sponsored by The Canadian Bar Association and The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. Finally, Harry is also a member of The Canadian Tax Foundation and a past Finance Committee member of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce.

Articles and Publications

Budget 2022- International Tax Measures, BDO Canada (April 7, 2022)
Details and Impact of New Interest Deductibility Rules, BDO Canada (March 7, 2022)
Key Changes Coming in 2021 to Form T1134, BDO Canada (February 2, 2021)
Cross-border Tax Podcast Series- Season 1- BDO Canada (2021)
Tax Alert: Foreign Affiliate Dumping Rules Extend their Reach: Beware of Budget 2019 Proposals , BDO Canada (April 1, 2019)  
Canada Moves Forward with the MLI Adoption, BDO Canada (June 12, 2018) 
US Tax Reform Impact on Canadian Companies, BDO Canada (June 28, 2018)
How Canadian Tech Companies Tackle US Tax Reform, BDO Canada (August 18, 2017)
Canadian Tax Foundation (Volume 22, Number 3, March 2014) – International Electronic Funds Transfers
Canadian Tax Foundation (Volume 21, Number 11, November 2013) – Article IV(7)(b) Interpretation Confirmed
Canadian Tax Foundation (Volume 21, Number 3, March 2013) – ULC Carrying on US Business?
Canadian Tax Foundation (Volume 20, Number 11, November 2012) – Part XIII Withholding Adequate?
Profit Magazine (October 2012)-One way to a More Profitable Exit
The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) (December 2010)-Taxing Issues-Rewarding Year-End Tax Strategies

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Professional Affiliations

Member, Canadian branch of the International Fiscal Association
Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
Member, Certified Public Accountants of Canada 
Member, Certified Public Accountants of Ontario 
Past Member, Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (Finance Committee)

Professional Designations & Education

CICA Corporate Reorganization Course
CICA In-Depth Tax Specialist (Part I, II, III)
Chartered Professional Accountant/Chartered Accountant


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Tax Alert - Canada Continues to Move Forward with the MLI Adoption

June 12, 2018

Tax Alert - Canada Continues to Move Forward with the MLI Adoption
On May 28, 2018, Canada moved closer to ratifying the Multilateral Instrument (MLI) by tabling the Notice of Way and Means Motion (NWMM) in the House of Commons.

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