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Tax Controversy & Dispute Resolution

Navigating an increasingly complex tax environment.

Credibility and experience you can count on

Audits and examinations by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and other provincial tax authorities, such as Revenu Québec, are an unpleasant, yet unavoidable aspect of running a business. As tax laws become increasingly complex, the potential for noncompliance is nearly inevitable. However, penalties don't need to be.

Our Tax Controversy & Dispute Resolution team has extensive experience with the CRA and other tax authorities processes and have supported our clients through countless audits and examinations. Even in instances when deficiencies are discovered, we can work with you to resolve your dispute and protect your organization's integrity. We understand how stressful audits can be, and will provide you with regular, open communication throughout the entire process.

Our Tax Controversy & Dispute Resolution professionals can provide your organization with the following services:

  • Assistance with audits and examinations conducted by the CRA and other tax authorities;
  • Preparing and filing notices of objection with the tax authorities;
  • Consultation and guidance regarding tax processes to be followed;
  • Making representation regarding potential penalty and interest to be reduced;
  • Preparing and filing voluntary disclosure or taxpayer relief application, as the case may be; and
  • Preparing and filing notices of appeal with tax court.

Our Tax Controversy & Dispute Resolution team works closely with the BDO Canada LLP experts. We have the expertise to assist you with income tax, GST/HST/QST/PST, payroll, CEWS and CERS matters, as well as with transfer pricing and SR&ED matters.

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Comply with the ever-increasing complexity of accounting, tax, and regulatory reporting requirements on an ongoing basis.

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