Steven Raphael

Steven Raphael

Senior Associate Lawyer

KPMG in Canada

Steven Raphael is a senior associate lawyer with KPMG Law where his practice encompasses all aspects of tax advisory and taxpayer dispute resolution. Prior to joining KPMG Law, Steven practiced at leading tax and trade law firms in Toronto.

In addition to advising clients on complex tax matters, Steven has experience representing clients at the audit and objection stages and in litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. As such, he frequently assists clients with Canadian tax issues by offering comprehensive planning, representation, and litigation solutions to those issues. 

A major focus of Steven’s practice is Canadian indirect taxes including all matters relating to Canada's Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), provincial sales taxes (PST/RST/QST), and other Canadian indirect taxes (e.g., carbon tax, tobacco tax, mining tax, and insurance premium tax).

Education and qualifications
  • Barrister & Solicitor (Ontario), 2011

  • Juris Doctor (Osgoode Hall), 2010

  • Master of Business Administration (Schulich School of Business), 2010

  • Bachelor of Kinesiology (McMaster University), 2006

Community Involvement
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

  • Member, Ontario Bar Association

  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation Toronto Young Practitioners’ Steering Committee

  • Past Editorial Board Member, Sales Tax, Customs & Trade