Anna Malazhavaya joined Milot Law after 6 years of experience working at a large Bay Street firm, where she was involved in high-profile matters and mentored by some of Canada’s best tax lawyers.
Anna helps clients who are being audited by the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”). She advises taxpayers of their rights in the course of the CRA audit and acts as their advocate to help resolve the dispute as early as possible. In cases where CRA reassessments are issued, Anna helps her clients to appeal the reassessments and to deal with the CRA appeals officers.
Where disputes cannot be resolved on the CRA level, Anna defends her client’s interests at all stages of the proceedings at the Tax Court of Canada.
Anna advises her clients on a wide variety of domestic and international income tax and HST matters. She helps business owners to structure, operate, sell or pass their business on to their children in the most tax efficient manner. In addition, she advises individuals who wish to save money in tax through estate planning.
Anna graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2007 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2008. Prior to receiving her law degree in Canada, Anna practiced corporate and commercial law in a prominent law firm in Belarus. She is also an Honour graduate of the Law Faculty of the Belarussian State University.
Anna completed the CPA Canada (former CICA) In-Depth Tax Course parts I, II and III.
Anna presented on the topic of “Basic Corporate Tax Vocabulary” as part of the Corporate Law Basics program hosted by the Ontario Bar Association on June 6, 2016 in Toronto
Anna is the author of a number of presentations and publications on topics related to tax law. Her article on tax treatment of employee stock options is cited by David Sherman in his Practitioner’s Income Tax Act, the market leading annotated version of the Canadian Income Tax Act and Regulations. Her publications include:
- Anna Malazhavaya and Matthew Peters, New Tax Rules Adversely Affect Monetization, Derivative and Similar Arrangements, online: <http://www.casselsbrock.com/CBNewsletter/ThumbTax__New_Tax_Rules_Adversely_Affect_Monetization__Derivative_and_Similar_Transactions> (May, 2013)
- Anna Malazhavaya, “Stock Options and Foreign “Treasury Stock:” Is There an “Agreement to Sell or Issue” Shares” (2011) vol. XXIII, no. 1, Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement 1431-34
- Anna Malazhavaya and Ken Snider, Department of Finance announces changes to the tax treatment of stapled securities, online: <http://www.casselsbrock.com/CBNewsletter/Department_of_Finance_Announces_Changes_to_the_Tax_Treatment_of_Stapled_Securities>(July, 2011)
- Anna Malazhavaya, General Electric Capital Canada wins tax case on deduction of guarantee fees, online: <http://www.casselsbrock.com/CBNewsletter/General_Electric_Capital_Canada_Wins_Tax_Case_On_Deduction_Of_Guarantee_Fees> (January, 2010)
- Anna Malazhavaya and Ken Snider, Wabush Iron Company Limited v. The Queen: Drafting Really Matters, online: <http://www.casselsbrock.com/CBNewsletter/_i_Wabush_Iron_Company_Limited_v__The_Queen__i____Drafting_Really_Matters> (September, 2009)
Anna is the member of the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Tax Foundation, and International Fiscal Association.
Anna is fluent in Russian. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, yoga, and hosting parties for family and friends.