Cross Border Tax Services & US Legal Solutions

Full-Service Canadian & US Tax Firm Specializing in Complex Cross-Border Matters

Our focus is Canada and US tax law, specifically the legal and financial complexities that arise when your money crosses the border. We offer a range of services in this highly niche area, providing skilled advice and solutions. We provide tax services and advice to those in the sports & entertainment fields and to businesses expanding into the US market. We also offer corporate tax planning and compliance, personal tax planning and compliance, immigration & visa services, cross-border estate planning and services related to tax controversy.

With professional accounting designations from both Canada and the US, coupled with being admitted to the bar in the US and Canada, Mark Feigenbaum and his team are uniquely positioned to provide tax advice to clients on both sides of the border. Due to our vast knowledge of both US and Canadian tax systems, professionals in both countries, such as lawyers, accountants, financial planners, agents, and business managers, frequently refer complicated tax matters to our firm. We have developed a reputation for finding creative solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems and for the exceptional quality of our work.

As a client, you will have peace of mind knowing that your matters are being handled by industry leaders with years of experience. We know taxes can be stressful, so we work with you to make your tax experience as simple and worry free as possible.

Services

Sports & Entertainment

Our firm has expertise in the entertainment industry, including film, television, journalism, sports and music. We provide confidential…

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Personal Tax Planning and Compliance

We will work with you in developing a tax compliance strategy with the goal of creating a consistent compliance regime that will take…

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Tax Controversy & Litigation

We have significant experience in the administration and litigation of tax matters in the US and Canada. We have an in-depth…

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Business Expansion to the United States

Existing businesses that are expanding to the US should seek out our expertise for analysis and advice regarding…

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Cross-Border Estate Planning

We create strategies to transfer and preserve wealth for those subject to estate taxation in Canada and/or the United States…

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Skillful Corporate Tax Planning and Compliance

We assist our clients in making informed choices that lower their overall tax burden, ensure state and federal tax compliance…

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Immigration

For individuals or employees who want to travel, live, or work in the United States, we offer US Immigration, Work Permit…

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Business & Litigation Services

Our legal expertise includes areas of corporate and commercial law, employment law and certain types of litigation. Should you…

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Business Management Services

We provide discreet, confidential, and professional business management services to athletes, actors, directors, producers, writers, musicians, and executives.

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Our Blog

A man with a toolbelt representing a person acting as project manager in a dispute over GST/HST collection

Tax Disputes & Litigation

Contractor or Agent? A Crucial Difference When it Comes to Taxation

If there’s a lesson to be learned when it comes to contract law, it’s that language and details matter. Even a seemingly straightforward contract between two parties can lead to serious tax consequences if certain aspects of the business relationship are not properly addressed in the contract. In a recent case heard by the Tax Court of Canada, a taxpayer found himself in hot water after failing to collect HST during… Read More

A person holding dentures, representing a sales rep for a dental supply company

Corporate Tax Planning

Deducting an Assistant’s Salary As a Salaried Employee

People who run their own businesses enjoy the ability to deduct a number of expenses from their income, such as instances where a spouse provides work for them in exchange for payment. Salaried employees, however, are not able to make similar claims without jumping through some significant hurdles. A recent decision from the Tax Court of Canada serves to highlight this important distinction. A Full-Time Sales Manager Working From Home The… Read More

An American passport, representing the idea of renouncing citizenship

Personal Tax Planning

Renouncing US Citizenship As a Tax-Avoidance Strategy: Is it Worth It?

In last week’s blog, we discussed the case of an American business owner facing stiff penalties from the IRS for failing to report income held in Canadian accounts. The obligation to file taxes in the United States on income earned in foreign jurisdictions should not be news to Americans or dual citizens since the implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FACTA), but the reality of satisfying this obligation may involve more work… Read More