TAX LAW SOLUTIONS

Over 50 years of
client protection

We use our knowledge and experience of the tax system to effectively solve client problems.

I’d like to thank you and your staff for helping us through a very difficult time in our “retirement” (we wish). We received your mail regarding the VDP. It feels good to get closure. Now we can move on. Wishing you the best in future. SM & RM
This note is to express our thanks to you for the advice you provided, regarding our issue with Revenue Canada. We really did not know where to start and it was becoming a worry. We can’t thank you enough for getting us “on track”. We know that you are very busy and we sincerely appreciate your valued assistance. Thank you! Kind regards, S & B
Dear Brigitte, first of all I must apologize to you for being so long in sending a grateful thank you to you. THANK YOU VERY MUCH for comforting me during this time of stress. I also appreciate the information you sent me on CRA scams. Yours sincerely. FH
I am grateful that, thanks to your firm, I’ll be paying only a few years worth of back taxes. Again, my thanks to your family for your professional services. PC
Have received your notice of assessment and am very relieved and content with the result you negotiated on our behalf. Best regards. NG
Dear Paul, a million thanks for sorting out our mess – will be even happier when paid. JB

WHY DIOGUARDI?

Tax amnesty is within reach

We protect clients against potential confiscation of assets and possible prosecution, while offering tax amnesty for those who have yet to be caught for failing to file their taxes.

Experience

Our team has been practicing tax law since 1966, with vast experience and expertise in dealing with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the Canadian tax system.

Proven Tax Debt Solutions

Our team has been practicing tax law since 1966, with vast experience and expertise in dealing with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the Canadian tax system.

One Stop Service

Our team not only includes expert tax lawyers, but also a retired insolvency trustee and a certified financial planner. This enables us to offer an effective one stop solution to your problems.

Solutions

Turning tax problems into effective solutions

Each situation is different, and so we build custom plans to achieve our clients’ needs. However, there are some common threads running through every story.

For Individuals & Corporations

If you need help with any of the following situations, please contact us today:

  • Unreported income
  • Unfiled tax returns
  • Payment arrangements
  • Unpayable tax debts
  • Tax dispute litigation
  • Criminal tax defense
  • Insolvency &  bankruptcy

For Individuals & Corporations

If you need help with any of the following situations, please contact us today:

  • Unreported income
  • Unfiled tax returns
  • Payment arrangements
  • Unpayable tax debts
  • Tax dispute litigation
  • Criminal tax defense
  • Insolvency &  bankruptcy

Services

We are experienced problem solvers

To complement our complete tax law offering, we offer other services to assist both individual and business clients.

Tax Law

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Tax Debt Resolution

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Business & Tax Planning

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Corporate & Commercial Law

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Wills, Estates & Trusts

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Real Estate

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About us

A custom approach from a knowledgeable team

We are dedicated to professionally supporting, educating and providing informed direction to every client. We understand the value of relationships, striving to serve our clients while building trust and exemplifying dedication.

Our Approach

Each situation is different to the next – every client has their own story. We listen and understand the issues at hand in order to develop the right solution. This means a tailor made, custom plan that works towards achieving the outcome that clients need

Our Team

Our team of knowledgeable and experienced lawyers, coupled with our advisory team and network, enables us to offer a one stop solution to our clients’ needs.

Brigitte DioGuardi

B.A., LL.B

Brigitte founded DioGuardi Law.
She has over 20 years of experience as a tax lawyer. Her firm also offers a variety of other legal services.

Paul DioGuardi

B.A., LL.B, QUEEN’S COUNSEL

Paul who worked at the head office of the CRA and Department of Justice, has over 50 years experience as a tax lawyer. He is a consultant to the firm and is the author of several books on tax law.

Joyce Bruno

EXECUTIVE LEGAL ASSISTANT

Joyce has worked as executive legal assistant to Paul DioGuardi for over 35 years and also assists Brigitte DioGuardi.

Our Publications

Paul is the author of several books on tax law including a collaboration with Brigitte DioGuardi for a revised edition of Tax Amnesty: Avoiding the Tax Trap. Paul acts as an independent counsel to Dioguardi Law.

Tax Amnesty: Avoiding the Tax Trap

A useful resource which explores, in a clear and non-technical way, the issues involved in obtaining a tax pardon. Pitfalls and potential problem areas are identified and real-world examples are provided on how the tax amnesty system operates.

The Taxman is Watching: What Every Canadian Taxpayer Needs to Know and Fear

A useful resource which explores, in a clear and non-technical way, the issues involved in obtaining a tax pardon. Pitfalls and potential problem areas are identified and real-world examples are provided on how the tax amnesty system operates.As the pressure to collect more tax dollars grows, any Canadian taxpayer can be at risk for a secret “lifestyle” audit or become caught in one of numerous tax infractions.  The trick is to know how CRA works and, at the same time, learn the simple and effective strategies- both offensive and defensive- to avoid tax traps and protect your home and other important assets.A useful resource which explores, in a clear and non-technical way, the issues involved in obtaining a tax pardon. Pitfalls and potential problem areas are identified and real-world examples are provided on how the tax amnesty system operates.

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Never Smile at a Crocodile: Confessions of a Tax Traveler

From the shores of Grand Cayman Island to an Ottawa basement loaded with secret bank records and the world’s first bullet proof vest, tax lawyer Paul DioGuardi’s clients have taken him places he never could have imagined. Now, Canada’s most popular tax fighter returns with a collection of stories of sensational tax dodges gone wrong – or right.

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50 Ways to Trump the Taxman

An update of our 2004 & 2008 publication of Tax Amnesty, and the Taxman is Watching. Reflects changes on the tax scene and how to deal with the taxman.

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Get the right advice from the experts

Please call us at 613-237-2222 (toll free 1-855-489-3555) or complete the form to schedule a consultation to learn more about how DioGuardi Law can help with your legal needs.

Location

1250 Wellington St West
Ottawa, ON K1Y 3A4
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T: 613-237-2222
F: 613-317-2286

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Get the right advice from the experts

Please call us at 613-237-2222 (toll free 1-855-489-3555) or complete the form to schedule a consultation to learn more about how DioGuardi Law can help with your legal needs.

Tax Law

​If you are one of thousands of Canadians who have failed to file taxes for several years the answer maybe to seek amnesty. Be aware that failure to file for more than one year if you owe taxes is a criminal offence and you may be criminally prosecuted.

The CRA Voluntary Disclosure Program allows taxpayers to come forward and obtain immunity from prosecution and most civil penalties, provided certain conditions are met.

We specialize in lawyer-negotiated tax debt settlements and tax amnesties with federal and provincial tax authorities, offering taxpayers a much-needed resource for the resolution of situations that all too often put personal and financial lives at risk. We stand as your protector, defender, and advocate to ensure that you the taxpayer, receive the best treatment possible. 

We offer solutions for tax problems such as:

  • Unreported income
  • Unfiled tax returns
  • Payment arrangements
  • Unpayable tax debt
  • Tax dispute litigation
  • Criminal tax defense

Wills, Estates & Trusts

​We offer the following will, estate and trust services for individuals and business-owners:

  • Wills
  • Preparation of trust agreements
  • Powers of attorney
  • Estate administration
  • Probate
  • Representation in estate driven litigation
  • We currently offer a special time limited package for one will and two powers of attorney (property and personal care) for $295 plus HST

Real Estate

We can assist you with all your real estate needs including:

  • Drafting agreements
  • Purchases and Sales
  • Title transfers
  • Leases

Tax Debt Solutions

Tax collectors are getting more aggressive and often can threaten seizure of your bank accounts or your home. It is essential to take the offensive to protect yourself. Each of our tax debt solutions is custom made to solve your problem.

Business & Tax Planning

If you do not already have a certified financial planner, we can provide one or more highly qualified people who can work closely with us to assist you with such matters as:

  • Resident and non-resident corporate restructuring
  • Optimum use of holding corporations
  • Continuity and succession planning
  • Tax-free transfers
  • Losses and ABIL planning
  • Making interest tax deductible
  • Small business planning

Corporate & Commercial Law

We have represented business clients for the last 50 plus years and have supported their legal requirements on an on-going basis by offering the following services:

  • Incorporations and corporate governance
  • Corporate reorganizations and transactions for the directors and shareholders
  • Negotiation and drafting of agreements, professional corporations, minute book maintenance

Brigitte DioGuardi

B.A., LL.B

Brigitte obtained her Law Degree from the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. Upon her return, she qualified for the Bar and was called to the Law Society of Ontario (formerly the Law Society of Upper Canada) in 2002. She was also a member of the Bar of British Columbia and headed up the Vancouver office of DioGuardi Tax Law.  Fluently bilingual in English and French, Brigitte has broad experience in the areas of:

  • Tax Law, Civil Assessment Negotiation and Litigation, Criminal Prosecution Defense, Unpayable Tax Debt Solutions, Audits, Tax Amnesty.
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Real Estate
  • Wills and Estates
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy

Joyce Bruno

EXECUTIVE LEGAL ASSISTANT

Joyce Bruno has worked as executive legal assistant to Paul Dioguardi for 35 years and continues to offer her expertise and experience to the Dioguardi Law firm. Joyce’s role has evolved over the years and has acquired and developed many skills. She is an invaluable asset in case management and ensures the smooth running of our office.

Paul DioGuardi

B.A., LL.B, Queen’s Counsel

Paul obtained his Law Degree from Queen’s University in 1964.  He is a member of the Bars of Ontario, British Columbia and the Turks and Caicos Islands, a British tax free territory in the West Indies. He has over 50 years of experience and was trained at the Ottawa head offices of Revenue Canada and the Tax Litigation Section at the Department of Justice. Paul has had and continues with an extensive career in various areas of law such as:

  • Tax Law, Civil Assessment Negotiation and Litigation, Criminal Prosecution Defense, Unpayable Tax Debt Solutions, Audits, Tax Amnesty.
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Real Estate
  • Wills and Estates
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy