Jeff Kirshen

Jeff Kirshen is a founding Partner at Rosen Kirshen Tax Law.

Jeff advises clients in all aspects of domestic and international taxation while specializing in complicated tax matters. He provides practical advice to individuals and businesses on all areas of taxation, including tax residency, the dispute resolution process, the Voluntary Disclosures Program, rectification applications, and tax litigation.

Jeff has developed an expertise in assisting and defending taxpayers in their disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency, the Department of Justice, and provincial tax authorities. He has appeared before the Tax Court of Canada, the Ontario Court of Justice, and the Superior Court of Justice.

Jeff obtained an Honour’s degree in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario – Huron Campus. In addition, Jeff completed Canadian and US law degrees, holding a JD from both the University of Windsor Ontario, and the University of Detroit Mercy.

Jeff is an avid skier, reader, and golfer. In his spare time, he enjoys watching sports and travelling.




Toronto:       (416) 593-4357

Toll-free:      (844) 538-2937

Fax:             (877) 894-9560


Recent Decisions

Vresky v. HMQ, 2017-3781(GST)I – Tax Court of Canada (Appeal allowed, Department of Justice conceded, taxpayer entitled to New Home Housing Rebate in full)

Ahmed, Hossain, & ZAB Services Inc. v. HMQ, 2016-2255(IT)G – Tax Court of Canada (Appeal allowed, taxpayer’s business income reduced by over $380,000)

Grguric v. HMQ, 2016-4945(IT)G – Tax Court of Canada (Appeal allowed, taxpayer entitled to Principal Residence Exemption)

Leung v. HMQ, 2016-3331(IT)G – Tax Court of Canada (Appeal allowed, taxpayer entitled to Principal Residence Exemption)


Media Appearances

CTV Your Morning


Blog Posts

The Principal Residence Exemption

Employee vs. Independent Contractor

Directors’ Liability

Tax Residency

RRSP Over Contributions

Marijuana Dispensaries and Taxes

Real Estate Audits

Business Income vs. Capital Gains

Gross Negligence Penalties

Precious Metals and GST/HST

Transfers while Having a Tax Debt

Small Business Deduction

Illegal Income

Tax Shelters & Gifting Arrangements

Replacement Property Rules

Renting Out Your Property

Salary vs. Dividends

Changes to the Voluntary Disclosures Program