Jeff S. Glasner*

Associate Counsel

604 647 5527

*Personal Law Corporation

Stella Nikkel
604 605 5626

Jeff represents individuals and corporations in their tax disputes and collection matters with the Canada Revenue Agency.

Mr. Glasner has over 15 years of experience helping taxpayers through their audits and defending them during the CRA Appeals process and in negotiating with the Department of Justice at the Tax Court of Canada. Through his high volume practice he regularly deals with and has developed efficient strategies for challenging CRA’s positions and resolving matters in favour of his clients. In recent years, Jeff has achieved much success against current CRA activity trends including their focus on:

  • home sellers;
  • the restaurant industry;
  • the use of the harsh “Net Worth Audit” technique;
  • section 160 non arm’s length transfer assessments; and
  • targeting of directors personally for alleged corporate GST and payroll account arrears.

Jeff is a member of the Meritas Canada Tax group – a group of over 30 tax and estates lawyers practicing in 9 different law firms across Canada. He is a frequent presenter on tax-related topics.

Professional Activities

  • Director, Canadian Pro Bono Tax Litigation Society
  • Past-Chair, Taxation Law Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch)
  • Member, Joint Canada Revenue Agency –Canadian Bar Association Liaison Committee (Pacific Region)

Speaking Engagements

Presenter, “Dealing with the Collections Department of the Canada Revenue Agency”, Credit Counselling Society Training Event, Credit Counselling Society, May 2017

Presenter, “Current Trends in CRA Tax Disputes”, Canadian Tax Practice Group,
BKR International, September 2016

Presenter, “Qualified Donee Status”, Bridging the Gap Conference,  Stó:lō Nation, May 2016

Speaker, “Current Trends in the CRA’s Handling of Status Indian Tax Exemption”, PBLI Program – Indigenous Law: Current Issues 2015, May 2015

Presenter, “Income Tax and GST Exemptions for First Nations”, Stó:lō Finance Officers Association, December 2013

Speaker, “Tax Exemptions for First Nations: What’s New with Section 87 of the Indian Act and Beyond”, CBABC Professional Development Webinar, September 2013

Presenter, “The Latest Development in First Nation Taxation” at the Indigenous Law: Current Issues Forum, May 2013

Presenter, “Tax Dispute Update”. Presented to the Certified General Accountants – Fraser Valley Region, February 2013

Presenter, “First Nation Trusts and Active Businesses” at Building an Economy – A Yukon Investment Symposium, Whitehorse, November 2012

Presenter, “Recent Tax Issues with Indigenous Investment ‘On Reserve’: The Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision in Bastien Estate v Canada and Dube v Canada”, CBABC Joint Indigenous Law and Taxation Law Section Meeting, November 2011


It’s very difficult to go through CRA audit and not knowing what you do, what to tell, whom to talk and where to run. I was extremely lucky to get introduced to a great lawyer, Jeff Glasner, who helped me through the whole process of winning the case. He is not only knowledgeable and intelligent, but very talented lawyer you has very good people skills. I recommend him to all my friend and clients, who may have any issues with taxes in Canada

I am a 71 year old widow, 20 years in business and never had a tax problem until I got the call from the CRA audits and assessments, their unobtainable numbers plus a lien on my house was just the beginning, I felt I was being buried alive and having to dig my way out with a teaspoon, I then contacted Jeff.

He took control over the mounting difficult situations. His expertise in navigating his way through the various departments and his ability to confer with the heads/decision makers led us to a successful appeal. His attention to detail, his professionalism and his patience and empathy towards me gave me much comfort.

I would highly recommend Jeff to anyone having to deal with the Government Taxation Department and thank him and his staff for their due diligence.

I retained Jeff to resolve an income taxation issue with Revenue Canada I was having. I found Jeff’s advice to be both thorough and practical. I was extremely pleased with Jeff’s professionalism, competency and promptness as well as the result he achieved for me. I would not hesitate to recommend him to my family and friends in the future.

As an accountant in public practice, occasions have arisen when a client receives one of “those letters” from the CRA. When those occasions arise, it is reassuring to have access to the knowledge, tax expertise and professionalism that Jeff embodies. Jeff has procured the best results for my clients in each circumstance. His communication skills are exceptional and the ease with which he navigates a client through a complex and stressful event, is without reproach. I highly recommend Jeff to anyone who finds themselves in a challenging tax-related matter with the CRA.

Jeff, how thrilled we were with the results of your work. Justice really was served. I cannot fully explain the relief we felt realizing we no longer had that horrible audit hanging over our head, weighing us down. My mother and I are so grateful to you and your firm. We count ourselves more than fortunate to have found you as our representative. Even now, I occasionally pull out your letter to the CRA on our behalf. It still gives me that same satisfaction of vindication and exoneration. You addressed a complex issue aptly and adeptly and the full victory came from your handling of the matter. Thank you!
Wendy De Roos

I contacted Jeff Glasner after reading on his website about his expertise in representing clients who were dealing with complicated CRA issues. My situation was over $1 million in possible CRA assessments due to directors’ liability of a company that had allegedly not fulfilled their mandatory remittances to the CRA. My exposure was huge and Jeff’s advice on how to communicate with the CRA was crucial. Jeff kept me informed throughout the process. With his skill in communication and vast past experience with CRA, I am now free of any legal obligation in respect of the company’s taxes, and can most definitely state that Jeff was instrumental in guiding me to safety from this CRA assessment.