• Commodity Tax

    BDO helps clients maximize refunds, minimize costs, and resolve conflicts.

Combing through details, cutting complexities

Most transactions involve commodity taxes, including GST/HST, QST and PST. Without proper attention, these taxes can easily increase the cost of doing business – especially if refund and tax minimization opportunities are overlooked. As a result, a deep understanding of Canada’s intricate tax rules is essential to maximizing profit, maintaining compliance and reducing tax risk.

BDO's Commodity Tax team advises clients on the measures needed to navigate complexities, identify tax efficiencies, and drive value. We review returns to find errors and recover overpaid taxes, manage the audit process, advise on cash flow improvement, identify tax or duty recovery opportunities, and more.

Additionally, our professionals draw on deep experience helping companies with unique needs, such as entrepreneurial businesses, as well as those companies facing especially complex tax issues including nonprofits, municipalities, charities, hospitals, real estate companies, and healthcare organizations. No matter who our clients are, however, our partner-led service teams and deep industry knowledge allow us to identify and resolve issues quickly and efficiently. Our services include:

  • Compliance Obligations
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Technical Interpretations/ Ruling Requests
  • Recovery and Compliance Reviews