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Offices: 23 offices across Canada

Deloitte Canada’s Global Indirect Tax (“GIT”) and Global Trade Advisory (“GTA”) practitioners provide indirect tax and global trade compliance, advisory, recovery, and technology enablement services to companies seeking to manage and optimize their indirect tax and global trade positions. Our GIT/GTA practitioners’ ability to work with Deloitte’s Consulting, Financial Advisory, and Risk Advisory practitioners help clients holistically navigate, with confidence, through the tax and business implications of their broad business challenges.

Deloitte Canada’s GIT practitioners provide practical advice to clients that helps them meet their indirect tax and global trade obligations, whether this relates to complex supply chain matters, acquisitions and divestitures, audits and tax controversy, or process and technology needs. Among other specialties, Deloitte Canada’s practitioners advise on harmonized sales tax, goods and services tax, provincial sales taxes, as well as other excise taxes, carbon taxes, and fuel taxes. Also, through Deloitte’s global firm network, we advise on value-added tax systems, US sales and use taxes, and other similar taxes.

Deloitte Canada’s GTA practitioners help design global trade strategies and structure global trade transactions to help clients manage customs duty payments and other international trade costs where appropriate, achieve duty recoveries when available, and meet legal and regulatory requirements in a practical and cost-effective manner that is aligned with their commercial objectives.

Overpayments related to indirect taxes and accounts payable are difficult to measure but may affect every facet of an organization. A well-designed audit of overpayments represents a substantial opportunity for the recovery of cash that can impact a company’s bottom line. Our practitioners help clients manage the cost of indirect taxes by providing a deep analysis of the full scope of an organization’s transactions, which is always important but is especially so in the context of upgrades to accounting systems and evolving legislation across all affected jurisdictions.

Deloitte Canada is part of the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited network of firms situated within the Americas region. Our global network allows our practitioners to quickly and efficiently deploy the appropriate local and regional indirect tax and global trade teams on projects, as needed. Our practitioners draw on the capabilities and strengths of a global practice of more than 3,000 indirect tax and global trade practitioners who—along with Consulting, Financial Advisory, and Risk Advisory practitioners—deliver broad-scale, tax-aligned business solutions to clients.

One of our key differentiators is the way in which we can quickly and efficiently mobilize teams globally. Deloitte Canada is capable of quickly bringing a very experienced team together to support a client’s needs in many countries.

Recent legislative developments have resulted in changing and new business requirements. The increasing volume and complexity of requirements, including the new indirect tax legislation related to the digital economy, are significant challenges faced by companies in Canada and by companies that do business with Canada. Furthermore, the ever-increasing complexities in global and regional supply chains and new free trade agreements mean that our clients, more than ever, rely on Deloitte Canada for support in managing the numerous indirect tax and global trade obligations related to their business. Considering that clients are also seeking to enhance and expand their use of technology, the need for holistic, technology-driven indirect tax and global trade advice will only continue to increase in Canada.

Deloitte Canada’s practitioners are working with clients on transformative solutions to manage their indirect tax and global trade organizations, leveraging the latest technologies.

For instance, Deloitte Canada’s practitioners have implemented a proprietary technology solution and used robotic process automation to assist with the preparation and filing of indirect tax returns in Canada. We have a focused “Innovative Council” within our practice whose sole purpose is to find innovative solutions to assist with clients’ challenges, as well as to bring them valuable tax savings opportunities where appropriate.

Deloitte Canada’s ability to deliver the strength of the Deloitte network by aligning our indirect tax and global trade capabilities with the technology and business transformation capabilities of our Tax, Consulting, Risk Advisory, and Financial Advisory businesses, results in deep knowledge of new and upcoming technologies and how they can be beneficial to our clients from an indirect tax and global trade perspective. As a professional services network, Deloitte maintains a key position in Canada due to its combination of capabilities, whether it be information technology practitioners, business practitioners, or tax practitioners.

Deloitte Canada’s practitioners work with a number of large technology, media and telecommunications companies on implementing new indirect tax legislative changes and updates across the country related to the digital/e-commerce economy. Our practitioners are very well-versed in this legislation, which enables them to provide valuable and practical advice to assist with a client’s digital transformation.

Our key service offerings

  • Indirect tax advisory: In Canada, Deloitte Legal Canada can advise on the harmonized sales tax, goods and services tax, and provincial sales taxes in all industry sectors, including specialized teams (with very deep technical knowledge) in both the Financial Services (“FSI”) sector as well as the public sector. Globally, our Deloitte network can advise on value-added tax systems, US sales and use taxes, and other similar taxes;
  • Indirect tax compliance, automation, and reporting;
  • Indirect tax and accounts payable recovery;
  • Global trade strategy, automation, export controls and import/export compliance, and audit support;
  • Tax Technology Consulting, which bridges indirect tax technical with systems knowledge and proficiency in order to bring significant value to clients implementing new enterprise resource planning systems as well as tax “bolt-on” systems.

Recent wins

  • Brought an innovative solution to a large FSI client that merged our deep FSI knowledge with our recovery/analytics experience to drive millions of dollars of savings and improve certain key processes.
  • Completely revamped the data and processes used by a large technology client to save hundreds of hours in the indirect tax return process, which led to a multi-year compliance and advisory engagement.
  • Worked with a large retail client on its tax technology system implementation by bringing very specialized indirect tax technical and system knowledge to the client’s team for the overall success of the project.

Awards

  • ITR World Tax guide 2023 | Jurisdiction ranking: Deloitte Canada was one of the member firms recognized in the Americas region (Tier 1). Source: International Tax Review
  • ITR World Tax guide 2023 | Indirect Tax leaders: Six Deloitte Canada practitioners were recognized: Mara Belgrave (Burlington), Danny Cisterna (Toronto), Angela Grant (Toronto), Laurent Moons (Montreal), Doug Myrden (Burlington), and Lisa Zajko (Toronto). Source: International Tax Review
  • ITR World Tax guide 2023 | Women in Tax leaders: Two Deloitte Canada practitioners were recognized: Mara Belgrave (Burlington), and Renée Iori (Calgary). Source: International Tax Review
  • ITR Americas Tax Awards 2022: Elizabeth Peon Valle (Vancouver) was recognized as the North America Indirect Tax Practice Leader of the Year. Source: International Tax Review


Eminent leaders

Mara Belgrave
Angela Grant
Laurent Moons
Douglas Myrden
Elizabeth Peon Valle
D’Arcy Schieman
Lisa Zajko  

 

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