Information about Legal Fees
We offer a free 20 minute phone consultation with a Tax Lawyer. During this time we are able to review your facts and advise you on the steps you must take to resolve your dispute. Tax law is complex and so is the tax dispute process within Canada Revenue Agency, the Tax Court of Canada and higher courts. Years of experience allow us to efficiently and expertly identify and map out a dispute procedure and timeline.
We also offer a in-person consultation for an hourly fee.
We will quote you a fixed price in advance for the legal work you require from us wherever possible. Not all work can be “scoped” in advance, so in some cases we may break the work into stages, so you pay a fixed fee for each stage.
When we quote a fixed price, that is what you will pay for our fees – no more.
Where we are aware that there are other costs that you will incur in addition to our fees (including for example GST/HST, court fees, etc.) we will make clear at the outset what your liability will be so you can budget for your total costs.
If your instructions change and you ask us to undertake work which is in addition or different to what was agreed, we will agree to a revised fixed fee with you if possible.
Where the work does not lend itself to a fixed fee, for example some litigation matters, we will give you a clear estimate and explain how this is calculated.
Our estimates are a very good guide as to the likely fees, but if your requirements or the circumstances of the case change then the charges may be correspondingly increased or reduced. We will update you so you can budget accordingly.
Budgeting – Payment Plans
We will help you budget for payment of your legal fees by offering a variety of payment terms – including advance payment, monthly billing and payment by credit card.