Robert Hayhoe

Partner and National Tax Practice Chair
Miller Thomson LLP

Robert Hayhoe is a leader in advising the charities and non-profit sector in Canada. He also serves as Chair of Miller Thomson’s National Tax Practice Group and sits on the Firm’s Executive Committee.  He provides both general counsel and specialized tax advice to charities and not-for-profit organizations across Canada.

Mr. Hayhoe advises clients on the tax law governing charitable registration and non-profit status. He is experienced in dealing with the complex law governing foreign expenditures and activities by Canadian charities and in establishing structures to permit foreign charities to work and fundraise in Canada. He coordinates teams of Miller Thomson lawyers providing advice on large projects such as national mergers.

Mr. Hayhoe provides sophisticated advice on cutting edge charity law issues such as social enterprise structures or political activities. He often represents charities and not-for-profit organizations faced with tax audits on these issues and other more ordinary compliance issues.

Mr. Hayhoe is the primary author of Charities Taxation, Policy and Practice, a Thomson Reuters looseleaf service which is the only comprehensive Canadian charity tax textbook. He has also published many charity and non-profit law articles and presents regularly on charity law topics. For example, he has published in the Canadian Tax Journal, The Philanthropist, the Exempt Organization Tax Review, the STEP Journal and Oxford University’s Trusts and Trustees.

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