Margaret represents individuals, businesses and other taxpayers involved in tax disputes with the CRA, the Ministry of Finance and the City of Vancouver. 

Margaret advises clients on a full range of tax dispute issues, including: 

  • Providing advice and representation during audits conducted by tax authorities;
  • Preparing and filing notices of objection to tax assessments;
  • Appealing tax assessments to court and handling all aspects of the litigation process;
  • Advising clients on mitigation strategies for penalties and interest and filing voluntary disclosure applications and taxpayer relief applications; 
  • Providing advice and representation on complex tax collection matters and negotiation of payment plans with tax authorities;
  • Advising clients on tax return filing positions;
  • Challenging CRA actions in the Federal Court or Federal Court of Appeal.

Margaret has experience with Canadian income tax, GST/HST, British Columbia PST and provincial and municipal vacancy tax assessments. Margaret has represented clients at the Federal Court of Appeal, the Tax Court of Canada, the British Columbia Supreme Court, and at all levels of administrative appeal.

Margaret joined Scion Law in 2022 with the goal of helping clients understand and navigate the legal system. Margaret has practised in the area of tax disputes and litigation since 2015 and also practised tax planning for several years at an international law firm. Margaret studied law at the University of British Columbia and was a research assistant to one of Canada’s leading tax academics. Margaret has completed Parts I, II and III of the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course.

Margaret is a member of several legal and tax professional bodies, and is currently serving as the Chair of the CTF Young Practitioners’ Steering Committee for Vancouver.

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