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Commodity Tax/Customs

Goodmans’ Commodity Tax/Customs Group provides dynamic and strategic advice, ideas and recommendations to clients on all aspects of customs and commodity tax.

Our seasoned specialists offer commodity tax planning and compliance, developing strategies for optimum tax efficiency, providing advisory assistance, obtaining registration numbers, planning and assisting with qualifying for exemptions, deferrals of tax, refunds, rebates, input tax credits and other benefits, preparing for and managing audits, representing clients before various courts and administrative tribunals, handling objections and appeals, drafting ruling requests, making representations to tax fairness committees and making voluntary disclosures when errors are discovered.

We act for large domestic and multinational businesses, banks, financial advisors and investment funds commencing business activities in Canada, start-ups, receivers/trustees in bankruptcy and other advisors. Our lawyers advise clients on their rights and priorities between creditors and the tax authorities. Our specialists have experience advising manufacturers, retailers, distributors, importers, exporters, service providers, telecommunication service providers, performers, actors, directors, producers, promoters and others in the entertainment industry as well as charities, not-for-profits, municipalities, governments and educational institutions. We also have expertise in the controversial areas of e-commerce, computer software and telecommunications.

Our commodity tax specialists work closely with the lawyers in other areas of the firm, providing commodity tax planning advice.  These highly regarded experts are often asked advise other law and accounting firms that do not have commodity tax specialists.