Shawna Hansen

Director at Shawna Hansen Canada

Areas of practice

  • Tax Planning
  • Tax Law
  • Audit and Accounting
  • Company Formation
  • Other Consultancy


Canadian indirect taxes including GST/HST, Provincial Sale Tax, Carbon Tax, Fuel Taxes, Excise Tax

I am interested in the following jurisdictions

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Canada
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

I can help with

I specialize in Canada Value Added Tax (GST) and sales/use tax matters in all jurisdictions of Canada.  In addition, I've assisted companies with the implementation of VAT in the Caribbean including, Antigua, St Kitts, St Vincent, St Lucia and Bahamas. 

Typically, I assist with transaction based issues plus compliance.   In addition, I provide assistance with government audit matters.

Education / Training

Business Administration Certificate , 1987

Management Systems Certificate, 2003


Over 25 years advising exclusively with commodity or indirect taxes.  Over 15 years at Ernst & Young and PwC.  Published paper in 2008 regarding Key Indirect Tax Areas for Public Private Partnerships.  Plus extensive presentations in particular relating to implementation of taxes in Canada and Caribbean.