Taylor Cao

Taylor Cao

Associate, Tax

Contact Information


tel: 416.862.4211



Bar Admission

New York, 2018

Ontario, 2017


  • University of Toronto, J.D. (Bronze Medalist)
  • University of Waterloo, M.Acc.
  • University of Waterloo, B.Sc.


English, Mandarin

Taylor’s practice includes all areas of corporate income tax planning, with a particular emphasis on cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, corporate finance, and international tax issues. Taylor also assists in the resolution of tax disputes related to such issues.

Taylor has presented on international tax issues at the Canadian Tax Foundation’s Young Practitioner Focus program, and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as “One to Watch” in tax law.

Taylor joined Osler as a summer student in 2015, and during his articling term, Taylor was seconded to Osler’s New York office, where he gained experience in U.S. federal income tax matters. Taylor has completed the Canadian Bar Association’s Tax Law for Lawyers and CPA Canada’s In-Depth Tax Course.

Taylor graduated with distinction from the J.D. program at the University of Toronto. Prior to law school, Taylor attended the University of Waterloo, where he completed a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology/Chartered Accountancy and a Master of Accounting. Taylor is also an accomplished classical pianist, and he enjoys performing both as a soloist and as part of chamber music groups.

  • Best Lawyers: Recognized as “One to Watch” in Tax Law
  • James B. Milner Bronze Medal (2016)
  • McCarthy Tétrault Prize for Academic Excellence in second year (2015)
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Prize in Corporate Taxation (2015)
  • Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Prize in Business Organizations (2015)
  • Leonard Feigman, Q.C. Prize in Evidence (2015)
  • McRuer Scholarship in Administrative Law (2014)

  • Ontario Bar Association: Corporate Law Basics - Young Lawyers Division

    Speaker, Corporate Taxation, May 23, 2023

  • Canadian Tax Foundation: 2022 Young Practitioner Focus Webinar

    Speaker, Introduction to Foreign Affiliate Dumping Rules for Young Practitioners, September 7, 2022

  • Canadian Tax Foundation: 2021 Young Practitioner Focus Webinar

    Speaker, Inbound Investments, September 9, 2021

  • Tax Advocacy Project, Pro Bono Students Canada (2014-2015)
  • Health Boards Headnotes and Clerking Project, Pro Bono Students Canada (2013-2014)

  • American Bar Association – Taxation Section
  • ​Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • International Fiscal Association

  • "Introduction to Foreign Affiliate Dumping Rules for Young Practitioners," in 2022 YP Focus Virtual Conference (Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation, 2022), 7:1-27 (Co-authored with Jennifer Horton)
  • "Introduction to Inbound Investments in Canada," in 2021 YP Focus Virtual Conference (Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation, 2021), 2: 1-59 (Co-authored with Annika Wang).

  • “Calculation of Cost and Paid-up Capital in Specific Scenarios”, XVI(1) Corporate Structures and Groups (Federated Press) 2-5 (2020) (Co-authored with Firoz Ahmed).

  • “Univar and Subsection 212.1(4): The Significant Impact of a Subsequent Legislative Amendment on the Application of the GAAR”, XX(2) Corporate Finance (Federated Press) 2-10 (2016) (Co-authored with Monica Biringer).