Anna Malazhavaya

Anna is a tax lawyer and the founder of Advotax Law.
She helps clients who are being audited or were reassessed by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) resolve their disputes with the tax authorities. Anna represents her clients at the CRA level, at the Tax Court of Canada, and at the Federal Court. 
Most of Anna's clients are small and medium-sized businesses, as well as real estate owners, builders, and investors. 

In addition to her tax litigation work, Anna advises her clients on a wide variety of Canadian income tax, HST, and international tax issues. She helps business owners organize their affairs in the most tax-efficient manner. ​

Anna graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto in 2007 and was called to the Ontario bar in 2008. She completed Parts I-III of the CICA In-Depth Tax Course.

Prior to founding Advotax Law, Anna practiced tax law at one of the largest Bay Street firms, as well as a well-regarded tax boutique firm.

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Publications and Speaking Engagements

In addition to her work in private practice, Anna regularly presents and writes articles for a number of legal and tax publications by LexisNexis, Federated Press, Ontario Bar Association, and Canadian Tax Foundation.

Her publications and speaking engagements include: 

  • Panelist for Federal Budget 2021 - What You Need To Know, Ontario Bar Association, April 28, 2021

  • Interviewed by Igor Toutchinski of Radio Nova on CRA Audit trends, May 17, 2020 

  • Interviewed by Peter Shurman of 680 News Toronto on COVID-19 support measures, April 10, 2020

  • Corporate Tax Basics - What Every Business Lawyer needs to know in 2018, Peel Law Association, October 2, 2018

  • Corporate Tax Vocabulary, presented as part of Canadian Bar Association's Skilled Lawyer Series, June 6, 2016

  • 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

Community Involvement 

Anna is the creator and an active participant of Canadian Tax Nerds, an informal discussion and study group of over 1,700 tax professionals, where they discuss new laws, exchange tax planning ideas, ask tax questions and cross-refer clients. 


Anna is an active member of the Canadian Tax Club on Clubhouse and she tries to attend the Club's meetings every Thursday at 8:00PM EST. Here is the information on how to join the Canadian Tax Club on Clubhouse.  


Anna is active in the Greater Toronto Area's Russian-speaking legal community.  


Anna provides legal services in English and in Russian. 


If you have a tax question, feel free to email Anna at, or call her at +1 437.916.9000