Colleen Ma is a member of the tax group. Her practice focuses on both sales tax and income tax advisory and planning matters. She also acts on tax dispute matters against taxation authorities and advises clients on various corporate issues.

Colleen’s sales tax practice includes advising Canadian and international clients on their Canadian sales tax obligations. This includes working with clients across diverse industries (e.g., the real estate, retail, and transportation industries, charities and non-profit organizations, and clients engaged in e-commerce) on their obligation to charge federal or provincial sales tax, the ability to recover sales tax paid in the course of their activities, and compliance matters.

Colleen’s income tax practice focuses on advising private corporations on corporate structuring and reorganization matters, corporate succession planning, and minimizing taxation on death. These engagements often include both tax planning and drafting corporate implementation and related documents. She also advises on a wide variety of corporate and individual income tax matters, such as the taxation of stock options, tax aspects of mergers and other transactions, and the taxation of corporate distributions, including tax on split income.

In addition, Colleen has advised clients on their income tax and sales tax dispute matters with various taxing authorities at the audit, appeals, and Tax Court levels.

Colleen is a frequent writer and speaker. She received the Canadian Tax Foundation Best Newsletter Article by a Young Practitioner award in 2015. Colleen is the chair of the Canadian Tax Foundation Calgary Young Practitioners Group Steering Committee and former chair of the Canadian Bar Association Executive Committee for the Taxation (South) Section. She also volunteers with the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers – Western. She completed the CPA In-depth Tax Course, the CPA HST/GST Course, and CBA Tax Law for Lawyers Program.

Prior to joining Miller Thomson, Colleen obtained a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree from the University of British Columbia.