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Indirect Tax

Maximize refunds, minimize costs, and resolve conflicts.

Combing through details, cutting complexities

Most transactions involve indirect taxes, including GST/HST, QST, PST, Underused Housing Tax, property tax, customs duties, and carbon taxes. These taxes can easily increase the cost of doing business–especially if refund and tax minimization opportunities are overlooked. A thorough understanding of Canada’s intricate tax rules is essential to maximizing profit, maintaining compliance, and reducing tax risk.

BDO's Indirect 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 government audit process, advise on cash flow improvement, identify tax or duty recovery opportunities, and more.

Our professionals draw on deep experience helping companies with unique needs, such as entrepreneurial businesses, as well as those companies facing especially complex sales tax issues including not-for-profits, municipalities, charities, hospitals, real estate companies, and healthcare organizations. Our partner-led service teams and industry knowledge allow us to identify and resolve issues quickly and efficiently. Our services include:

  • Compliance obligations
  • Conflict resolution
  • Planning opportunities
  • Technical interpretations/ruling requests
  • Recovery and compliance reviews

Our industry expertise

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Solutions to address key challenges and complex issues—including labour shortages, government regulation, and economic volatility—to help you stay competitive.

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Our Indirect Tax services support the stage your business is in

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

Comply with regulations

Maximize efficiency and performance of existing systems, processes, and people for greater financial growth.

Perform, assess & optimize

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