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McCarthy Tétrault helps you develop tax strategies and structures that support your business objectives. 

We have one of the nation’s top-ranked tax law practices. Our practice and practitioners are consistently ranked among the top Canadian tax advisors by leading tax directories. Many of our lawyers have served in government and private-sector tax departments and are active in professional bodies, including the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and the Canadian Tax Foundation.

We provide timely, creative, reliable and practical counsel regarding domestic and international transactions.

With more than 40 tax professionals across Canada, we offer you in-depth expertise in:

  • Corporate tax planning – Much of our work involves structuring business arrangements to minimize tax exposure. We have devised tax strategies that facilitate numerous innovative transactions.
  • Tax disputes – We advise clients at all stages of the tax dispute process, from the audit phase through administrative appeal to court challenge, and are well placed to negotiate a resolution of your tax issue out of court. Failing settlement, our tax litigators continue to assist you through all court levels, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • Sales and commodity tax – From tax-avoidance advice to negotiating settlement with tax authorities, we help clients plan tax-efficient transactions, minimize the sales tax incurred in acquiring assets or property, deal with sales tax discrepancies between different jurisdictions and contest tax liabilities.
  • Trusts & estates planning – We provide advice on both estate and wealth management, including estate administration and litigation. We are also knowledgeable and experienced in establishing charitable organizations and foundations.

We seamlessly integrate the unparalleled bench strength and resources of our full-service national firm with the specialized client-centred service of a local tax law practice.


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