Tax Law

Your tax advisor

We understand that paying taxes can be painful. We are here to help ensure that your professional and personal goals are met and your tax obligation is reflective of those goals. Whether you are concerned about your organizations charitable status, your personal tax planning, are involved in tax litigation, or have some other tax related issue, North & Company is here to be your trusted advisor.

Corporate Charitable Status

A corporation with charitable status experiences both benefits and burdens associated with the status. It is important to understand whether obtaining charitable status is right for your business. Under part one of the Income Tax Act, Charitable organizations are exempt from paying income tax but must ensure resources are attributed to the organizations purpose. Also Charities are able to accept gifts from other registered charities such as foundations but must make sure official donation receipts are complete and accurate when issued. These are but a few benefits and obligations. If you want to more fully understand whether charitable status is right for you, given North & Company a call. 

Personal and Professional Taxes

The Income Tax Act changes very frequently and it’s important you consult lawyers and accountants to ensure you and/or your business is compliant with the laws of the day. There are benefits to consulting a professional about your taxes. There may be a more tax efficient way to structure your income. North & Company takes pride in ensuring that dealing with taxes, the client’s best interests are taken care of. 

Tax Planning

Whether you are planning for the future success of your business or planning to transition the family farm, taxes should be on your mind. How you structure your business or the transition can have lasting repercussions well into the future. Working with your Lawyer and Accountant is very important to address concerns with passive income, family member income, holding corporations, professional corporations, tax gross ups for farm land, and more. North & Company works with you and your accountant to ensure your interests are taken care of. 

Tax Litigation

The majority of tax litigation takes place in the Tax Court of Canada (TCC). The TCC has jurisdictions over a huge breath of tax issues. From personal taxes, CPP, and Old Ag Security to tariffs on imports and exports. Penalties can be severe and ensuring you have an advisor who understands tax law is important. If you are have a desire to discuss potential issues with CRA or your current personal and professional tax practises, feel free to come visit one of our lawyers with the Tax certification. North & Company is happy to have the conversation. 

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