David W. Chodikoff

Partner | Toronto

416.595.8626

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David W. Chodikoff, B.A. (Spec. Hons.), M.A., LL.B., specializes in civil and criminal tax litigation and is the national leader in tax litigation and customs disputes resolution group at Miller Thomson LLP. David was a former counsel and a Crown Prosecutor at the Department of Justice. He has over 100 reported decisions. David has appeared in over 560 cases before the courts. David has been recognized by Canadian, American and European authorities as one of the leading tax controversy leaders in the world. He has edited and contributed to nine tax books. David is the recipient of numerous national and international awards including the 2018 Ontario Bar Association’s Award of Excellence in Taxation Law.

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David Chodikoff recognized with Ontario Bar Association Award for Excellence

David Chodikoff is the 2018 recipient of the Ontario Bar Association’s Award for Excellence in Taxation Law. This award recognizes the exceptional achievements by a member of the OBA Taxation Law Section in the area of tax law, through: Contribution...

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2017 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 79 Miller Thomson lawyers across 30 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These latest rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....

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David Chodikoff publishes two prominent texts on tax law

Tax Litigation, 2nd ed. (Sweet & Maxwell) is a complete resource guide to tax litigation in both the civil and criminal context for thirty countries around the globe. David was General Editor and recruited the law firms from the thirty jurisdictions...

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Lexpert recognizes 80 Miller Thomson lawyers

Miller Thomson is pleased to announce 80 lawyers across ten of our offices are recognized in the 2016 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as leading practitioners in their field. Published annually since 1997, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory...

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David Chodikoff receives 2016 IAE award for Tax Litigation (Canada)

The International Alliance Network is a global alliance of legal, financial and consulting firms from over 140 jurisdictions. All nominees are researched, then shortlisted and winners are determined by the decision of an independent panel.

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Transfer Pricing & Tax Avoidance, edited by Miller Thomson’s David Chodikoff, just released

Miller Thomson congratulates David Chodikoff on the release of Transfer Pricing & Tax Avoidance: Jurisdictional Comparisons, published by Sweet & Maxwell, a division of Thomson Reuters UK. The comparative volume provides current insights on the details of tax law and...

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Miller Thomson wins M&A Awards

Miller Thomson LLP was recently named the winner of the ACQ Global Award 2014 for Tax Litigation Law Firm of the Year- Canada and the Transfer Pricing Law Firm of the Year- Canada. A leading global M&A magazine, ACQ polled...

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David Chodikoff’s Tax Litigation book now available from Thomson Reuters

Congratulations to David Chodikoff on the release of his book, Tax Litigation. This is David’s fifth published work. He is the general editor of the book and co-author of the Canadian chapter along with corporate and commercial associate Laura Etherington. Tax Litigation is...

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David Chodikoff’s Tax Litigation book to be launched at the International Bar Association Conference in October

Miller Thomson congratulates David Chodikoff on the upcoming October release of his book Tax Litigation. This is David’s fifth published work. He is the general editor of the book and co-author of the Canadian chapter along with corporate and commercial associate...

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David Chodikoff speaks at the OBA Taxation Law Program

David Chodikoff will be speaking at the OBA’s “From Formal Treaty Requests to Data Leaks: Identifying and Discussing International Tax Avoidance and Evasion”.

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David Chodikoff speaks on Essential Tax Updates

David Chodikoff is presenting on “Essential Tax Updates: Dividend Traps, Small  Business Deductions, Rectification and Privilege” at the 2017 OBA Institute.

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David Chodikoff speaks on cross-border tax problems

David Chodikoff is part of a panel discussion on “Cross Border Tax Problems: Advising the Delinquent Filer”. He presents on the state of Canadian criminal tax prosecutions and Voluntary Disclosure.  

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David Chodikoff and Ron Choudhury speak on tax issues

David Chodikoff co-chairs the Ontario Bar Association’s Institute 2016 program on “Successfully Managing GST/HST and Income Tax Issues in Your Practice”. Ron Choudhury presents on “Select GST/HST Issues for Practitioners”.

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David Chodikoff presents “Taxation of Aboriginal Investment and Business Income” at the Federated Press’ 3rd Aboriginal Taxation event in Calgary, Alberta.

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David Chodikoff leads workshops on “Taxpayers’ Constitutional Rights: Audits vs. Investigations” and “Claiming Privilege Against CRA: Protecting Privileged Documents” at the Federated Press’ 17th Managing Tax Audits & Investigations Course in Calgary, Alberta.

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David Chodikoff holds seminar on “Your Restaurant and the Canada Revenue Agency – Current Audit Issues” at the Restaurants Canada Show, Toronto, Ontario.

Get the latest on current audit issues, including the employee vs. independent contractor status, and gratuities. For more information on the show, please click here. 

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David Chodikoff guest speaks on “Audit Defence: Dealing with Friends, “the Enemy” and Hot Audit Areas” at a CPA-CGA Joint Symposium, Toronto, Ontario.

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David Chodikoff speaks on Driving a culture of legal and ethics compliance at the 15th General Counsel’s Role in Maximizing Board Effectiveness Course.

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Co-chair and speaker, “CRA Audit Programs: Preparing for and Defending Against CRA Audits”, Tax Accounting and Tax Planning for Financial Services, Federated Press, June 18-19,2014.

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Recent Tax Developments 2014 – Regina

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Recent Tax Developments 2014 – Regina

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Risk Management for Accountants

Miller Thomson LLP hosts a Smart Practices for Regulated Professionals Series starting on October 3, 2013. This complimentary session is specifically designed to help accountants mitigate the liability issues they face in their advisory role. While accountants pay very close...

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Complimentary Seminar for Accountants

Miller Thomson continues its tradition of holding semi-annual complimentary seminars for accountants.  As in the past, our goal is to provide insight into timely tax and legal issues that interest you. Miller Thomson Lawyers present on the following topics: David...

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Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary accountants breakfast seminar in Toronto on November 12.

Lawyers from our firm will address a number of topics that we think will be both interesting and useful to you and your clients.  The Westin Hotel 900 York Mills Road Toronto, Ontario M3B 3H2 Tel. 647.259.3238 AGENDA Breakfast: 7:30...

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David Chodikoff will be instructing the Tax Litigation Skills Certificate Program at The Advocates’ Society Nov. 10, 2008.

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David Chodikoff quoted in The Globe and Mail article on the exchange of tax information between Canada and China

The Globe and Mail, Page A4

David Chodikoff is quoted in The Globe and Mail’s May 21, 2018 article on, “China pledges to exchange tax information with Canada” (article available to The Globe and Mail subscribers only).

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The Canadian Scene: Where the tax are we going?

Tax 2017 Expert Guide, Corporate Livewire

Bob Dylan wrote a song that had the phrase: “For the times they are a changing”. Now, the song was written in the 60’s and it had to do with the political environment. Here we are in 2017 and in Canada, when it comes...

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Whistleblowers and the Evidentiary Challenges in Offshore Tax Evasion Cases

Canadian Tax Journal, Vol. 65, No. 3

The article provides a high-level overview and comparison of the US and Canadian whistleblower programs. Whereas the us experience has resulted in the recovery of significant unreported tax dollars and successful tax prosecutions, the Canadian whistleblower program has, to date, had limited success.

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David Chodikoff quoted in La Presse article on Netflix tax

La Presse, "Netflix devrait payer de la TPS/TVQ, croit le président du CRTC"

(available in French only) Le président du CRTC Jean-Pierre Blais est « surpris » et trouve « étonnant » que Netflix ne perçoive pas de taxe de vente sur ses activités au Canada, alors que les entreprises canadiennes de visionnement en ligne offrant un...

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The Taxation of Marihuana in Canada

Taxes & Wealth Management, Issue 9-3, p. 18-21

Presently, the future legal regime concerning the future of taxation of marihuana in Canada remains uncertain. Therefore, we are speculating on the nature of the legal framework for marihuana taxation.

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Update on Tax Evasion

Taxes & Wealth Management, Issue 9-3, p. 39

Do you remember SCTV? The Great White North? with Bob and Doug McKenzie? The brothers (David Thomas and Rick Moranis, the actors that played the brothers in real life), would commence their “show” by asking: “How’s it goin, eh?” And...

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David Chodikoff featured in article on tax evasion

CBA National blog, "Smackdown: Our tax-avoidance heritage meets political pressure"

“Taxes,” said the great American jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., “are what we pay for civilized society.” Paying what you owe is a basic act of citizenship — but in every national culture with ties to Westminster, there has long...

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New Case Law Dealing with CRA Requests for Documents

On June 3, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada released two important decisions dealing with requests made by the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) for information. The cases highlight the fact that when an individual or an organization receive such a request...

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Solicitor-Client Privilege: It is Just That Important!

Supreme Court of Canada Decisions On Friday, June 3, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) released two important decisions (Canada (Attorney General) v. Chambre des Notaires du Qúebec et Barreau de Qúebec, 2016 SCC 20 (“Chambre des Notaires”)...

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Le privilège des communications entre client et avocat : d’une importance tout simplement cruciale!

Décisions de la Cour suprême du Canada Le vendredi 3 juin 2016, la Cour suprême du Canada (la « CSC ») a publié deux décisions importantes [Canada (Procureur général) c. Chambre des notaires du Québec et Barreau du Québec, 2016 CSC 20 (« Chambre des notaires »); et...

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Ideal Supply business sold to Deschênes Group

Counsel to Ideal Supply Company

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