Tax Litigation

What you need to know about Tax Litigation?

More than ever, Canadian tax authorities are aggressively pursuing tax audits and adding more resources to recover tax from both businesses and individuals.  

The good news is that the CRA is only one player in Canada’s tax system, and not the final decision maker. If you disagree with a decision of the CRA Appeals Division, you can appeal their decision for a completely independent review by the Tax Court of Canada. Similarly, if you sought relief, including from penalties and interest, and believe that the CRA’s decision was unreasonable, you can seek review of that decision in Federal Court.

The reality is that tax litigation is complex and unique, and it is essential that you work with lawyers whose focus is solely in tax.  At Farber Tax Law, you will have an experienced team who will deal directly with the CRA’s lawyers and effectively handle all stages of the dispute process.

Every lawyer on our team has made Tax Law their focus and has extensive experience representing our clients before the CRA and in all levels of court, including the Tax Court of Canada, and the Federal Court of Appeal. These cases include all aspects of Canadian tax law, including domestic and international income tax, GST, HST and provincial sales taxes, and more. 

We actually have settled the vast majority of our cases, and often convince the Department of Justice to reverse reassessments entirely. Your appeal isn’t personal to them and if we can show that the evidence and the law are on our side they have no reason to push to trial.  We want you to get back to enjoying life, focusing on your family and your business, putting this situation behind you.

How we help with Tax Litigation

It all starts with a FREE CONSULTATION to understand your unique tax disputes.

It’s important to know that the vast majority of our cases are settled through negotiations with the Department of Justice and do not end up in a courtroom.

When you partner with us, we will begin by conducting a thorough review of all relevant documentation in order to identify discrepancies, errors and any incorrect applications of the law or CRA policy.

We will then prepare written representations based on a comprehensive analysis of the applicable legislation and case law.

We will continuously support you and deal directly with the Department of Justice in an effort to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

We will ensure you understand each step of the process and are frequently updated on the status of your situation.

We will provide you with candid, practical advice on the costs and benefits of each step in the process.

Collaborating with you is essential, as we know we can accomplish so much more when we work together.

You are our priority and effectively resolving your tax dispute is what we do best.

Wonderful experience

… We knew we needed professional help and came across Farber Tax Law on the internet. It had such a good review I decided to give them a call.

One of the best decisions I ever made. I knew right away I’ll be in good hands during our initial free consultation. …


Koby & Janet Lee

Learn more about Tax Litigation

Did you know that there are very few tax appeals that go to trial.

In most cases, a compromise settlement is reached through the pre-trial process.


A Notice of Appeal is a document stating that you have made the decision to challenge the CRA in court.

There is a time limit for filing a Notice of Appeal and it is possible to have this deadline extended.


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