Commodity Tax & VAT

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Commodity tax and value added tax (VAT) matters require specialized knowledge of a host of matters related to domestic and international tax laws. With commodity tax practitioners spread throughout our offices in Canada and Europe, Fasken Martineau’s Tax Law group offers extensive expertise dealing with both commodity and value added taxes.

Our Clients

We provide advice and assistance to all types of clients, from small- and medium-sized enterprises to the world’s leading companies. We have experience in the specific (and sometimes unique) commodity tax issues that arise in all sectors and industries, including:

  • Non-resident importers
  • Product retail and wholesale
  • Financial institutions, including banks, investment plans and insurance companies
  • Technology, e-commerce and online ventures
  • Real property development, construction, leasing, management and sale
  • Telecommunications, including VOIP
  • Traditional and alternative energy-sector businesses
  • Public-private partnerships (PPP) 
  • Charities and not-for-profits, including educational institutions, hospitals and other healthcare providers

Our Expertise

  • Goods and services tax and harmonized sales tax (Canada’s GST/HST)
  • Québec sales tax (QST)
  • European VAT
  • Provincial retail sales taxes
  • Excise taxes
  • Insurance premium taxes
  • Tobacco, fuel and gasoline taxes 

Primary Contacts

+1 416 868 3491
+1 604 631 4728
+1 514 397 7460
+27 11 586 6087