The purpose of this seminar is to step back from the substantive context of tax law to examine the procedures and skills involved in working as a tax lawyer in various settings, whether in tax planning or tax controversy. It is structured around topics that are central to the practice of tax and will focus on the progression of a tax dispute from the planning stages through to litigation. It will review key features of the audit, assessment, and appeals process, with an emphasis on early resolution. Through the use of a case study, students will also learn about the basic structure of a tax appeal and gain familiarity with the procedures for litigating the appeal, from the perspective of the Crown and the taxpayer. This seminar is open to all students. It is required for those who wish to complete the Tax Law curriculum stream and recommended for those interested in participating in the Donald G. H. Bowman National Tax Moot.
J. Kutyan & T. Trieu, Adjunct Professors
3 credit(s) 2 hour(s);
Online group discussion of seminar materials
Upper Year Research & Writing Requirement