The Annual Indirect Tax Roundup

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Webinar will provide an overview of important legislative changes, as well as any updates to administrative guidance recently released by the Canada Revenue Agency.

Over the past year there have been some interesting and significant changes in the area of Indirect Tax in Canada. Keeping up to date on the legislative and administrative changes can be challenging and frustrating. This webinar will provide you with a concise summary of these changes in a format that will be useful in your daily practice.

The 2017 "roundup" will provide an overview of important legislative changes, as well as any updates to administrative guidance recently released by the Canada Revenue Agency. The webinar will also include discussion on the potential impact of any recent court decisions on the administration of the GST/HST. We will also cover important legislative and administrative changes made by each of the Ministries of Finance regarding provincial sales taxes (B.C.; Saskatchewan and Manitoba). The webinar's format is designed to present these developments in a clear and practical manner, allowing participants to identify potential issues and take that knowledge back to their own office.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be up-to-date on the latest developments in the Canadian sales tax environment, and more aware of potential issues that might be of concern to their own organizations or clients.

Some of the topics that will be covered:

  • Significant legislative changes over the past 12 months in the area of:


o B.C. Sales Tax

o Saskatchewan Sales Tax

o Manitoba Sales Tax

  • Recent Canada Revenue Agency interpretations and rulings.
  • Current audit trends by federal and provincial sales tax authorities
  • Other administrative matters related to sales taxes in Canada.

Target Audience

This webinar will be of most interest to in-house tax advisors, as well as advisors to both large and small businesses, with either legal or accounting backgrounds. Professionals working in industry who encounter GST/HST issues will also find this concise and practical roundup useful.

Webinar Length: 2 hours

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This webinar will be prepared and co-presented by Mitch LaBuick and Brittany Poon of BDO Canada LLP.


Expertise Summary

Mitch has over 25 years' experience with Indirect Tax, ranging from the implementation of the GST while at the Canada Revenue Agency in 1991, the more recent transitions to the harmonized sales tax (HST) and back to the provincial retail sales tax in British Columbia and the HST transition in Ontario while in public practice. He also brings with him a wide and diverse set of skills and expertise that include Provincial Retail Sales Taxes, Fuel Taxes, Carbon Tax, working with First Nation clients, not-for-profit sectors, as well as a non-residential insurance tax, excise taxes and other provincial levies.

During the past 18 plus years in public practice, Mitch has assisted with a number of large and medium sized business reorganizations, cross border and non-residential transactions, design and implementation of commodity tax planning ideas and opportunities, as well as detailed work on a variety of complex transactions.



Expertise Summary

Brittany is a manager at BDO Canada LLP practicing in the area of indirect tax.

Brittany obtained her CA designation in 2015. Brittany has specialized in indirect tax for over two years helping clients become and stay in compliance and assists them in dealing with Canada Revenue Agency and B.C. Finance.

Brittany provides practical tax solutions to clients in a variety of industries including First Nations, not-for-profitsand non-residents. She has assisted with business reorganizations, audits and appeals, as well as consultingand planning on complex transactions

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