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Waterloo GST and HST Tax Lawyers
GST and HST apply to all commercial transactions. These commodity taxes are governed by an entirely separate set of laws, rules, and regulations distinct from those that govern personal and corporate income tax. Navigating the ins and outs of this specialized area requires thorough and pragmatic advice from a knowledgeable professional.
At Duncan, Linton LLP our lawyers draw on more than a century of experience to provide effective and through commodity tax guidance to clients. Our Tax Law Group works closely with our Business Law Group and Real Estate Group to provide multidisciplinary and comprehensive advice, ensuring that clients meet all of their tax obligations while managing and mitigating any potential risks or losses.
Our GST/HST Services [H2]
At Duncan, Linton LLP, our trusted, knowledgeable and strategic tax lawyers can advise on:
- Personal tax planning;
- Corporate tax planning;
- Business planning;
- HST strategies;
- Transaction planning;
- Input tax credits;
- Tax litigation of HST/GST disputes;
We pride ourselves on consistently achieving strong results for our clients in a timely and cost-effective fashion.
GST/HST Disputes and Litigation
It is critical to know that where a Notice of Objection is filed with respect to an income tax matter under the Income Tax Act (i.e. personal and corporate income tax matters), collection on any assessments issued while the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) investigates the objection will be held in abeyance, and interest on the amounts will not accrue while the Objection is being investigated.
This is not the case with HST/GST disputes, which are governed by the Excise Tax Act. When there is a dispute over an assessment of HST or GST, collection efforts, penalties and interest will not be paused while the dispute proceeds. This may result in a concurrent collection procedure and a significant financial liability for the taxpayer.
For Advice and Guidance with GST and HST Matters contact Duncan, Linton LLP
Contact the Waterloo tax lawyers at Duncan, Linton LLP for guidance on GST/HST matters, including tax planning advice, assistance with tax audits, and objections and disputes. Our lawyers have many years of experience advising clients on tax matters. Our Tax Law Group. works closely with lawyers in our other practice areas and with external accountants to provide thorough, in-depth risk management advice. Call us at (519) 886-3340 or contact us online to speak to a member of our team.