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Igor Kastelyanets

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  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 2014
  • J.D., University of Toronto, 2013
  • B.A. (Honours), University of Western Ontario, 2009
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 Overview

Igor is sought out by individuals and businesses that are involved in tax litigation or face compliance issues with the Canada Revenue Agency. Igor represents clients who are being audited by the CRA or are appealing a Notice of Reassessment to CRA Appeals or the Tax Court of Canada. He appears before the Tax Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal. Igor also advocates for his clients before the Federal Court on judicial review proceedings that oversee the CRA’s administrative decision making. He is an experienced tax advisor, who understands how to leverage the unique procedures of Canada’s tax dispute system to benefit his clients.

Igor is trusted by his clients to bring forward non-compliance issues to the CRA’s Voluntary Disclosure Program, and to generally provide compliance advice to his clients. 

He is focused on ensuring that his clients are well informed throughout the legal process and that their legal rights and interests are protected. He is known for his candid approach to resolving tax disputes with the CRA, which allows him to be attentive to his clients’ needs while providing pragmatic and efficient results.

Igor has completed Part I of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants of Canada’s’ In-Depth Tax Course. He is conversationally fluent in Russian.

 Education
  • J.D., University of Toronto, 2013
  • B.A. (Honours), University of Western Ontario, 2009
 Practice Areas
 Called to the Bar
  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 2014
 Assistant  Experience
  • Foroglou v. The Queen, 2020 TCC 117 -

    View Decision here.

  • R v. Tse et al., 2020 ONSC 5802 -

    View Decision here.

  • MNR v. McMahon, 2020 TCC 104 -

    View Decision here.

  • Chaplin v. The Queen, 2017 TCC 257 -

    View Decision here.

  • Bolduc v. The Queen, 2017 TCC 203 -

    View Decision here.

  • Chaplin v. The Queen, 2017 TCC 194 -

    View Decision here.

  • Strachan v. Canada, 2015 FCA 60 -

    View Decision here.

Recognition

 Speaking

Speaking

  • Speaker, MNP LLP, An Introduction to Audits, Objections, and Tax Court of Canada Appeals
  • Speaker, GTAAN/GTFAN, Representing Your Clients Through the Tax Dispute Resolution Process
  • Speaker, GTAAN/GTFAN, Tax Court of Canada and Recent Cases of Interest
 Memberships

Memberships

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Ontario Bar Association
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