It’s often essential to consult tax experts to ensure your business complies with the governments’ very exacting requirements.
Many competent professionals make up our experienced taxation team, some of whom have previous experience in accounting and others in corporate law. They always stay abreast of the latest tax news and will be sure to meet your needs by offering a personalized and innovative service for your greatest satisfaction.
Our fields of expertise cover the following fields:
- Canadian and U.S. tax compliance (via Massat Saurat + Guimond Lavallée);
- Personal and corporate tax planning;
- Corporate structure analysis and optimization;
- Business acquisition and sale;
- Scientific research and experimental development (SRED);
- Representation before tax authorities;
- Real estate transactions, etc.
Here are some reasons why you should consult a tax specialist:
Strategic tax planning
Tax optimization is a key factor in an organization’s financial success. Operations and transactions must be well planned and carefully executed to ensure success and minimize business risk.
Over and above the excellence of our advice, we believe that the key to successful tax planning lies in communication and collaboration between the various stakeholders working on our clients’ files. Thanks to our network and extensive range of services, we can refer our clients to quality professionals who have proven themselves and share our values. To this end, Guimond Lavallée is the proud partner of GLégal and Massat Saurat + Guimond Lavallée.
This approach makes it possible for our clients to benefit from a very broad perspective to make the best business management choices.
Our clients’ needs come first
Although it is important, a transaction’s tax component is often only one facet of a more complex situation that has other essential imperatives. We are particularly in tune to this reality. Good tax practices consist in putting the client’s needs first to create and preserve wealth or successful business partnerships.
Our professionals make it a point of honor to know each of our clients well and offer concrete, tailor-made solutions that meet a client’s needs while ensuring it benefits from the tax savings that match its profile.
Intervening at critical times in a client’s evolution
It’s not always easy to identify the circumstances that warrant consulting a tax expert. Often pivotal for a client, these key moments must be carefully planned and rigorously executed. By consulting your tax advisor beforehand as to the best way to handle these important steps and make the right choices may be advantageous in many instances and will help you avoid serious headaches. Here are some examples:
- Investment or departure of capital in Canada or abroad;
- Shareholder integration or withdrawal;
- Changes in a company’s interests;
- Purchase, sale or donations of goods or a business;
- Business owner death, disability or bankruptcy;
- Departure from or arrival in Canada;
- Doing business with non-residents.
Delaying a tax consultation doesn’t necessarily save on fees. The more time goes by, the more the window of opportunity to set up a tax reorganization shrinks. We always welcome the chance to listen to our clients’ projects and business goals. By identifying what is at stake early, we can help clients maximize potential tax benefits and offer them solutions that are tailored to their situation.