Simon Thang, LL.B, LL.M – Principal

Simon Thang is a sales tax lawyer and the principal of Thang Tax Law. He has over fifteen years of experience exclusively in sales taxes (GST/HST, PST).

Extensive Experience – Simon assists a diverse range of clients from established businesses to entrepreneurs, with a particular affinity for real property, public service bodies, and e-commerce. This experience gives Simon the insight to advise on a range of issues and industries, including: business purchases and reorganizations, real estate transactions, financial services and investments, cross-border transactions, medical and health professionals, and non-resident businesses. He also advises other lawyers and tax professionals who require sales tax expertise. Simon is preferred counsel to the Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LawPro), and assists LawPro in defending lawyers on tax matters.

In addition to providing sales tax advice, Simon represents clients in all phases of tax and trade disputes, from tax audit defence to tax appeals before the Tax Court of Canada.

Thought Leadership – Simon tutors the Canadian Professional Accountants’ GST/HST In-Depth course and taught the sales tax/consumption tax law course as a member of the adjunct faculty Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. Simon has written extensively in the area of sales tax and has published book chapters, papers and articles in various publications including the Canadian Tax Foundation’s. Simon is a frequent speaker on sales tax issues and has presented at the CPA Commodity Tax Symposium, at the Tax Executives Institute’s annual Canadian Tax Conference, to the Law Society of Ontario, and to the Ontario Bar Association’s Taxation Group. Simon is a member of the GST Leaders Forum, a group of 25 leading sales tax practitioners from across Canada.

Education – Simon received his Canadian law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Masters of Law (Taxation) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

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