Simon Thang, LL.B, LL.M – Principal

Simon Thang is a sales tax lawyer and the principal of Thang Tax Law. Simon’s unique background in sales tax (GST/HST, PST), customs and trade enables him to take a smart, insightful approach to assisting his clients.

Extensive Experience – Simon has over a decade of experience exclusively in sales tax (GST/HST, PST)customs and trade gained at prominent Bay Street law firms. But he has always assisted a range of clients including multi-nationals, small and mid-sized businesses and individuals.

This experience gives Simon the insight to advise on a range of issues and industries, including: owner-managed businesses; purchase and sale of businesses, real estate transactions, financial services and investments, business reorganizations, cross-border transactions, medical and health professionals, and non-resident businesses. Simon also has experience in customs and trade matters.

In addition to providing sales tax (GST/HST, PST) 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, provincial courts, and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal.

Thought Leadership – Simon has taught the sales tax/consumption tax law course as a member of the adjunct faculty Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and has tutored the Canadian Professional Accountants’ GST/HST In-Depth course.. 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 commodity 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 Upper Canada, and to the Ontario Bar Association’s Taxation Group. Simon has been cited by the media on commodity tax issues.

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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