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Our tax lawyers are here to give you solutions. At HLG Tax Law, our team of professional and highly trained tax lawyers are experts at offering advice on all types of taxes, including income tax and corporate taxation, estate and inheritance tax, property tax and sales tax. We have an excellent track record in providing our clients with outstanding service that will save them thousands in tax claims.



Professionalism is a core operating value that we prioritize in everything we do. This means treating our clients, colleagues, and stakeholders with respect, courtesy, and integrity. We strive to demonstrate the knowledge, expertise, and judgment that is expected of professionals in our field.



We maintain a high level of concentration and pay close attention to the details of each case, enabling us to identify key issues and develop effective strategies for our clients. Our commitment to focus helps us to stay motivated and dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients.



We understand that the outcomes of our cases can have significant consequences for our clients, and as such, we take our responsibilities very seriously. Our commitment to seriousness is reflected in our attention to detail, thoroughness, and dedication to achieving the best possible results for our clients.

"Every man is entitled if he can to arrange his affairs so that the tax attaching under the appropriate Acts is less than it otherwise would be. If he succeeds in ordering them so as to secure that result, then, however unappreciative the Commissioners of Inland Revenue or his fellow taxpayers may be of his ingenuity, he cannot be compelled to pay an increased tax."

IRC v Duke of Westminster – 1936


James M. Hartford

James founded HLG Tax Law to represent and advise individuals and small to medium business owners with tax problems before the Canada Revenue Agency and provincial Ministries of Finance. These include personal, corporate, payroll, and GST/HST tax issues.

James can represent you at the Tax Court of Canada, Federal Court, and Federal Court of Appeal. He has extensive experience dealing with the Canada Revenue Agency and will use that experience to your best advantage to resolve your problems.

HLG Tax Law can also assist individuals and corporations facing financial difficulty or bankruptcy. HLG Tax Law works closely with accountants and trustees in bankruptcy.

James Hartford is an Ontario licensed Barrister and Solicitor and a Notary Public and has appeared before the Tax Court of Canada.

He obtained his law degree at the University of London in the UK and studied Canadian and International Tax and Business law at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Ontario.


  • Barrister & Solicitor – Ontario
  • Notary Public –  Ontario
  • Ontario Bar Association – Tax Group Executive – Member at Large
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • The Advocates Society

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Toronto HLG Tax Law

making a start

A Tax Lawyer in Toronto offering professional tax services for individuals and businesses. Serving clients for over a decade, our team of highly skilled lawyers in Toronto will help you understand the complexity of taxes and keep you updated on recent changes.

We’re serious about tax law. Are you? If you’re looking for professional tax advice, it’s time to call a pro.

get to know each other

In order to, provide tailored strategies that allow our clients to achieve their goals and objectives in an efficient, cost-effective manner, we take our time to get to know them first.

understanding your rights

HLG Tax Law provides reliable tax services by a team of experienced professionals. We are here to understand your needs and deliver the best solution for your business and personal tax requirements.

determining your goals

At HLG Tax Law, our goal is to provide you with the highest level of professional tax services. Call us today for your free consultation.
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We provide fast and effective service to help you and your company with all your tax and accounting needs.

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in all fields of tax law

HLG Tax Law provides a wide range of professional tax services. Our knowledge, experience and expertise allows us to provide clear and concise tax advice to our clients. Our goal is to help you reach your financial goals in an efficient and effective way.

CRA Assessments

Our experienced tax team can assist in disputing CRA assessments and can help you win.

Filing Taxpayer Relief

In some cases, taxpayers may be able to apply for relief for unpaid taxes and penalties.

Personal and Corporate Tax Planning

Our team can assist individuals, owner operators, and corporations manage their tax issues.

Tax investigations

The Tax Lawyers at HLG Tax Law can fight for you and protect your rights. HLG Tax Law Lawyers help clients manage and litigate tax disputes at all levels of court.
"They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
Andy Warhol

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At HLG Tax Law we have affordable rates and an experienced team of lawyers. We will help you make the right financial decision for your business or personal life.

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