I am a tax lawyer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia and I have worked with a wide range of clients throughout my career. Most have paid little, if any, attention to sales taxes such as the Harmonized Sales Tax. They often find dealing with sales taxes, and the tax authorities frustrating and confusing. I fill that gap. I work with my clients to ensure they are properly applying tax laws, and manage their tax audits – allowing them to focus on running their business not taxes! Check out my regular blog posts to find out more about my areas of focus
I have over 18 years experience advising clients with respect to the application of the Federal Goods and Services Tax/ Harmonized Sales Tax ( GST HST ), Provincial Sales Tax, Tobacco Taxes, Fuel Taxes, Alcohol Taxes as well as Environmental Stewardship Levies.
I was formerly a partner in one of Canada’s largest professional services firms, and served as the head of tax for one of Canada’s largest grocery companies.
I am a practising member of the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society and frequent presenter, lecturer and instructor for a wide range of organizations.
In addition to completing a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Laws both at the University of New Brunswick, I have also completed the CFO Leadership Beyond Finance program through Queen’s University/FEI Canada.
Finally, I am proud to serve on the Board of Directors for two wonderful organizatins:
- Brigadoon Village – Canada’s largest pediatric camp focused on providing camps to children designed to accommodate their health conditions or other life challenges; and
- Divert Nova Scotia – a not-for-profit corporation championing recycling in Nova Scotia, which for over 25 years has helped to make Nova Scotia a recognized global innovator in waste diversion solutions.
I am married to Richelle and we have raised our two sons in Halifax, NS. We are forever grateful to have added Bo the Beagle to our family in 2019.
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