Harry Chana

Partner, International Tax Practice Leader and Transaction Tax Leader


BDO Markham



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Executive Summary

Harry is the International Tax Practice Leader in Canada. He is also the National Technology and Life Science Tax Leader.

Harry brings over 20 years of experience on various international tax issues impacting public, multi-national and private enterprises. In his previous and current roles, 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 various associations including The Canadian Tax Foundation and a Finance Committee member of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce.

Articles and Publications

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, Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (Finance Committee)
Member, BDO Canada International Tax Group
Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO)
Member, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA)

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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