Tax considerations when doing business across the border

Canada and the United States benefit from one of the closest commercial relationships in the world. Because the countries are each other’s largest goods and private services trading partner, Baker Tilly International independent member firms—Baker Tilly in the US and Collins Barrow in Canada—actively address the needs of their clients that have cross-border business and investments. Our goal is to strengthen their financial position while enhancing their ability to stay compliant with local tax law and business regulations.

To that end, Baker Tilly and Collins Barrow international tax specialist discuss tax considerations when doing business across the border. The program includes:

  • An overview of the Canadian and US tax environment
  • Common treaty provisions applicable to companies doing business across the border
  • Typical indirect and state and local taxation
  • Tips and traps for businesses looking to venture into Canada and the US

Tax considerations doing business in Canada


Tax considerations doing business in the US


More in the series

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Discover the tax benefits available under the Canada-US tax treaty.

Government incentives spanning the border
Tap into government incentives that offer permanent tax savings and provide avenues to new capital.

Cross-border considerations for individuals
Plan for entrance and exit tax issues when moving to and from Canada and the US. 


For more information on this topic, or to learn how Baker Tilly tax specialists can help, contact our team.


The information provided here is of a general nature and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any individual or entity. In specific circumstances, the services of a professional should be sought. Tax information, if any, contained in this communication was not intended or written to be used by any person for the purpose of avoiding penalties, nor should such information be construed as an opinion upon which any person may rely.  The intended recipients of this communication and any attachments are not subject to any limitation on the disclosure of the tax treatment or tax structure of any transaction or matter that is the subject of this communication and any attachments.