Education

  • M.Fisc., 2001
    University of Sherbrooke
  • LLB, 1999
    University of Sherbrooke

Year of Call/Admission

  • Québec, 2002

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Nicolas Simard

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Nicolas Simard is a member of Fasken Martineau’s Taxation practice group in Montreal. He has broad experience in all types of tax litigation related to income and commodity taxes and taxpayer requests for relief.

Nicolas joined the firm in 2014, after nine years of tax litigation representing the Canada Revenue Agency and four at another well-known firm. He has successfully pleaded hundreds of taxation cases before the Québec Superior Court, Court of Québec, Tax Court of Canada, Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. He is a seasoned negotiator in tax audit, objection, and litigation matters.

Nicolas’ expertise includes voluntary disclosures, the deductibility of business expenses, interest, amortization, and support payments, the rectification of commercial transactions and corporate records, the determination of worker status, directors’ liability assessments, SR&ED, challenging tax assessments for unreported income based on sampling and net worth, and applicability of the general anti-avoidance rule.

Membership/Affiliations

  • Member, Québec Bar
  • Member, Fiscal and Financial Planning Association 
  • Member, Tax administration, Government affairs, and Voluntary disclosure committees 
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member, Québec Bar Liaison Committee with the Tax Court of Canada