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Brent Murray

Brent Murray

Brent obtained his LL.B from the University of British Columbia in 1996 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1998. Brent is a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and PwC Law LLP – an independent tax law firm affiliated with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Since being called to the Bar, Brent’s practise has focused exclusively on commodity tax and related cross border matters including goods and services tax (GST), harmonized sales tax (HST) and provincial sales tax (PST). Brent has extensive experience in the commodity tax area, with his practice focusing on providing structuring advice and assistance in relation to corporate reorganizations, financial services, energy trading, fund management services, partnership transactions, outsourcing arrangements and cross-border matters. A significant part of Brent’s practice includes advising clients on their respective compliance obligations and structuring arrangements to minimize the amount of unrecoverable GST/HST that is payable by businesses. Brent also has extensive experience in dealing with various taxation authorities in resolving tax disputes and has represented clients at the Federal Court and the Tax Court of Canada. He is ranked in the Lexpert Director as being repeatedly recommended on commodity tax matters.

Brent has authored numerous articles and papers on commodity tax matters including conference papers for the CPA’s Commodity Tax Symposium, the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the Tax Executives Institute, PricewaterhouseCoopers Asset Management Conferences, and CCH Webinars. Brent has been a co-instructor at the CPA’s In-Depth GST Course on financial services and is a regular contributor to CCH’s GST Monitor.

Brent is a member of the CCH GST Reporter Editorial Board, the Chartered Professional Accountants GST Leaders Forum, the Canadian Bar Association’s Sales and Commodity Tax section, the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Southern Ontario Commodity Tax Group and was awarded the Normand Guerin Award for his “outstanding contribution to the advancement of commodity tax studies” in 2010 and 2013.