Tax Lawyer | SpenceDrake Tax Law

Juris Doctor (JD)
Masters in Tax Law (LLM)
CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Program

10+ Years Experience
Flexible Fee Arrangements

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Our Legal Expertise

SpenceDrake Tax Law offers over a decade of experience with complex tax cases. Our expertise includes resolving disputes with CRA and provincial tax authorities. We also provide tax opinion, planning, and business law services. Here are some of the practice areas we commonly engage in…

Has CRA treated you unfairly resulting in an assessment you don’t agree with? Do you want to reverse an incorrect decision or audit outcome…

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A Tax Lawyer can act as an intermediary between you and the CRA auditor to relieve the stress and ensure proper procedures are followed and that you are treated fairly…

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Extensive experience representing taxpayers before the Tax Court and Department of Justice Lawyers, in a cost-effective manner…

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A Notice of Objection is the initiating document to an internal CRA appeal process that a taxpayer can follow to dispute a tax assessment prior to appealing to the Tax Court of Canada…

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Voluntarily disclose tax non-compliance through CRA’s VD program and receive relief from financial penalties, interest and criminal prosecution…

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We can review your facts and advise if there are options to avoid bankruptcy, lower or erase the tax debt and protect against third-party liability…

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A corporate director is jointly and severally liable, together with the corporation, for tax deemed to be held in trust for the government such as GST/HST and payroll deductions…

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If a mistake in a written legal instrument leads to an unintended tax consequence a taxpayer has the right to request the court to correct the error…

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Incorporation;
Business/Corporate Sales & Acquisition; 
Corporate Dissolution;
Contracts and all forms of Agreements;
Shareholder Agreements;
Reorganizations;
Amalgamations;
Tax-deferred Rollovers;

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The SR&ED tax credit is a CRA program designed to encourage businesses to conduct research and development (R&D)…

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A section 160 or 325 assessment can be successfully challenged with a Notice of Objection and/or an appeal to the Tax Court of Canada…

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Options to avoid destruction of your personal or business finances, resolve the tax debt and continue any business operations…

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CRA may grant relief from financial penalties and interest for extraordinary circumstances, actions of the CRA, inability to pay…

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Discretionary decisions of CRA officials, such as the denial of a Taxpayer Relief Application or Voluntary Disclosure, can be brought before the Federal Court for review…

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Canadian residents are taxed on their worldwide income and non-residents are taxed on income from Canadian sources. If CRA questions your residence you may enter a dispute…

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If you wish to appeal a Tax Court of Canada decision to the Federal Court of Appeal a Tax Lawyer must file the appeal within 30 days of the Tax Court of Canada ruling…

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About Us

SpenceDrake Tax Law is a boutique firm specializing in Tax Law including disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency and Provincial authorities. We provide Canadian and international clients with the expert tax advice needed to realize their objectives.

Canadian Bar Association
Law Society of Ontario
Ontario Bar Association
Canadian Tax Foundation

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Business & Corporate Law
Tax Court of Canada
Federal Court of Appeal
International Taxation
Personal Income Taxation
Business & Corporate Taxation
CRA Audit Representation
Representation & Litigation
GST/HST | Commodity Tax

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