To assist taxpayers, the tax dispute funding arm of the Midnight group, Westminster Funding Trust (“Westminster”), will fund up to 75% of the costs of select tax disputes at any stage in the dispute process (from audit through to Tax Court and beyond). While our team of tax experts, who have over 70 years of experience dealing with tax disputes, will offer advice and recommendations, the taxpayer will maintain control over all aspects of the dispute and may use the taxpayer’s choice of accountants and lawyers. Westminster will only be compensated if, and when, a successful resolution is achieved. The amount of compensation will be negotiated at the outset of the arrangement and will depend on the nature of the issues involved in the dispute.
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Jon GilbertExecutive Vice PresidentBefore joining Midnight, Jon was a lawyer who practiced in all areas of tax law, with an emphasis on corporate/trust tax planning and international tax planning. In addition, Jon has conducted tax litigation both in private practice and as a tax litigator with the Department of Justice (Canada), and has extensive experience managing the audit process and dealing with the Canada Revenue Agency.
Ray HupferVice President, Business DevelopmentRay is a lawyer and Chartered Accountant. He has more than 30 years of experience in tax, mergers and acquisitions and estate planning. He is currently and has in the past served on the boards of charitable organizations, including the role of chair.