Trust the Experts

Founded in 1981, LWA has a history of excellence in recovering overpaid and under-claimed taxes. More than four decades later, LWA has successfully recovered significant amounts of money for our clients with operations across Canada.

In today’s fast-paced work environment, it is nearly impossible for organizations to keep up with ongoing policy and regulation changes, so LWA has mastered the complex area of tax exemptions to help you succeed in your business. The LWA family is always ready to work with you and increase your bottom line.

What we do

We recover money for organizations in the form of overpaid and underclaimed taxes.

We do this with expert interpretation of tax legislation, specifically commodity tax law, in relation to an organization’s particular operations.

Each case is unique, and much of what we capture is an “exception to the rule”.


Harmonized Sales Tax


Goods and Services Tax


Provincial Sales Tax


Customs Duties


Supplier Over-Charges


Fuel Taxes

Benefits of a Review

With over four decades in the business we have developed tax law concepts and approaches to find money you did not know you were owed. Here are some benefits our clients enjoy:

High ROI

When you consider return on staff time, this might be the most fantastic Return on Investment available.

Increase Your Bottom Line

We have a success rate of recovering money for 97% of our clients since 1981.

Improve your Operations

We will assess any system deficiencies you may have and teach you our findings.

No Risk

We work on a percentage basis, which means we generate the money you pay us.


years of experience


clients & partners

+$100 million

dollars recovered


“Our experience with LWA was truly a positive one. Our audit was quick, accurate and caused little to no interruption to our regular daily business, leaving us with an end result of cost recovery.

LWA made our audit process effortless and beneficial to our company, we will definitely continue to use these services.”

Wright Construction Western Inc

Shawla Polson, Assistant Controller

“The staff at LWA were very professional and knowledgeable, resulting in additional tax rebates to our organization.

We appreciated that minimal time and involvement was required by our staff.”

North-Eastman Health Authority

Donna DeMarco, Manager of Finance

“My experience with LWA has been very positive. Your staff is very professional and knowledgeable about Canadian Taxes.

The reports received after the review provided excellent detail to support the credits which were claimed on our tax return. In addition to your review of our tax payments, LWA continues to be an excellent resource for tax questions concerning goods and services tax, as well as provincial taxes.”

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad

David Uphaus, Assistant Director of Taxes

“I have worked with LWA several times with many organizations and every engagement resulted in significant savings. I am always impressed by the savings they are able to find. They work on a percentage of recovery so if they don’t find any savings there is no cost. There is very little impact on staff time from their work, which is something we are always concerned about.”

Rick Hansen Foundation

France Gagnon, Chief Financial Officer

“We would definitely recommend LWA to any company that was considering having a tax audit.

They recovered monies for us that would never have been recovered. Their consultants were very knowledgeable, efficient and knew exactly what they were looking for.”

Ash Grove Cement Company

Joanne Riddell, Office Manager

“I was pleasantly surprised with the patient, timely, respectful & professional services they provided to Asco Aerospace Canada Ltd in respect of the PST and GST audit for 5 years. I wish I received this kind of Customer Service in all aspects of dealing with the service industry.

I am sure they are one of the best in their field of expertise and they provided great value for their services. The style of their work was pleasant, friendly and very courteous with a minimum disruption to our office personnel.”

Asco Aerospace Canada Ltd.

Vanita Balgi, Cost Accountant

What happened to BC PST on electricity?

The Province of BC announced the removal of PST from electricity in 2019. They then set certain rules regarding the timing of the application of tax. As is often the case with such changes, there were some time lags in the implementation of this change. The impact on various sectors became clear and we added [...]


Contact us

We serve clients across Canada as well as U.S. HQs with Canadian operations. Head office in Vancouver, BC.

Associates are located in Kamloops, BC / Saskatoon, SK / Calgary, AB

Phone: (604) 584 – 3566
Fax: (604) 584 – 0629
Toll Free: 1 – 866 – 584 – 3566