Tax Controversy

Tax controversy describes tax disputes that arise between tax collection entities such as the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Canadian taxpayers. The CRA assesses every tax return it receives and chooses to either accept or modify it with a notice of reassessment whereas their calculations show you may owe more or less than the amount you had originally thought. And, any time after filing the initial tax return, the CRA may audit you or your business to collect extra monies they believe are owed.

We work with you to prevent, manage and resolve tax disputes with CRA and other tax collecting entities in a way that reduces your tax costs and minimizes disruptions. We then go one step further by developing strategies and policies to protect your business in the event of future audits and disputes.

Solutions for Your Success

Our tax controversy services will guide and protect you through the entire audit process, including:

  • Pre-audit dispute prevention

  • Audit examination / management

  • Contesting an audit

  • Post-audit resolution

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    Contact our Tax Controversy Team

    Jacqueline Fehr, JD, LLM, is a Partner with MNP’s Tax Services team in  Vancouver. Experienced in tax dispute resolution and controversy, Jacqueline  helps her clients understand complex tax problems and procedures and more easily navigate what could otherwise be a stressful and difficult process.

    Jacqueline, who represents high net worth individuals and corporations across a broad range of industries, helps her clients with dispute resolution and tax  controversy management. She provides trusted advice to her clients on communication with and responses to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and routinely resolves disputes with CRA’s audit and appeals divisions. She also assists with voluntary disclosures, requests for taxpayer relief, advance tax rulings, communications with the Office of the Taxpayer’s Ombudsman and negotiations with CRA collections.

    Jacqueline attended the University of British Columbia, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in international relations with a focus on international economy and development in 2006 and a Juris Doctor (JD) in 2009. She obtained a Master of Laws (LLM) with a tax law specialization in 2018 from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.

    Jacqueline is a past president of the CoRe Conflict Resolution Society, which is committed to providing education on conflict resolution topics and to enhancing knowledge of collaborative decision-making processes.