Nicolas Cloutier is a partner in the Montréal Tax Group. His practice focuses on dispute resolution and litigation in Federal, Provincial and real-estate tax matters, as well as in GST/HST/QST. Nicolas challenges information requests, searches and seizures, reassessments and collection measures. His practice also includes related administrative law issues. Nicolas oversees a significant practice in local and international voluntary disclosures, as well.
Nicolas has appeared before all levels of Court in Canada in tax matters, pleading both in English and French. He has argued a number of high-profile evaluation and expropriation cases before the Québec Administrative Tribunal.
For the last few years, Nicolas has been at the forefront of the tax and regulatory issues raised by the sharing economy and electronic commerce and has implemented innovative tax compliance solutions with tax authorities for the world’s leading sharing economy platforms.
With his team, Nicolas goes beyond advocacy to find practical and creative solutions to manage the financial and reputational risks of tax disputes. Nicolas is a frequent speaker, including for the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF).
Nicolas received his BCL and LLB from McGill University in 1996. He was called to the Québec Bar in 1999.
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