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Commodity VAT & Tax


Commodity and value-added tax (VAT) issues require unique knowledge, experience and strategies to do effective planning and advocacy.


We assist with matters involving provincial and federal sales, use and value added taxes (GST, HST, PST), South African VAT, excise, insurance premium, employer health, tobacco, carbon, fuel and gasoline taxes.  We are involved to assist clients with their start-up, acquisitions, reorganizations, importations, general planning and all forms of advocacy, including at audit and while making disclosures.


Our clients include Canadian and non-resident financial institutions, real estate development corporations, mining concerns, manufacturers, hospitals and other private businesses across virtually every industry.


With practitioners spread throughout offices in Canada and Africa, we offer clients a commodity tax expertise combined with the insight of our colleagues practicing in the international trade and customs, corporate/commercial, employment and finance areas.


Visit our TaxEdInternational blog, or contact any of our lawyers with your questions about commodity and VAT tax strategies.

Best Lawyers Publication name with laurels The Best Lawyers in Canada Lists 14 of our Lawyers lists 14 of our lawyers in several related areas of practice, including Tax Law and Trusts and Estates
2016 to 2017 The International Tax Review Recognizes Tax Leaders recognizes two of our lawyers as Tax Controversy Leaders and two of our lawyers as Indirect Tax Leaders
2016 to 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 14 Lawyers from our Tax Group Recognized as Leading Lawyers recognizes 14 Tax Group members as leading lawyers for their work in Corporate Tax, Litigation - Corporate Tax, Commodity Tax/Customs, Estate & Personal Tax Planning and Investment Funds & Asset Management (Tax Aspects)
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