Danny Cisterna, CPA, CA

Danny is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and a partner with Deloitte’s Toronto office.

He has been with the firm for 26 years, 22 of which have been devoted to the practice of indirect taxes. In between his time at Deloitte, Danny worked for five years at a major Canadian bank, where he was responsible for managing over $100 million of indirect taxes.

Danny's areas of practice include indirect tax planning and compliance, dispute resolution, opinions and interpretations, corporate reorganizations, and mergers and acquisitions. Danny is a recognized practitioner in his field, including recently being recognized by International Tax Review as one of the world’s Indirect Tax Leaders.

Danny has written for and presented at numerous Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) commodity tax symposia on matters related to GST. Currently, he lectures the GST and Financial Services Advanced Topic offering by CPA Canada, which he co-developed. Danny is a regular presenter to numerous other industry and professional associations, including the Tax Executives Institute, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, and Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) on indirect tax matters affecting their industries.

Danny is an advisor to the IBC Tax Panel and several of IFIC’s working groups on GST and HST matters affecting mutual funds. In addition, he is an active member of the GST Leaders Forum, chair of the Tax Roundtable of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance and is currently the past chair of CPA Canada’s Commodity Tax Committee. Danny was chair of the 1996/1997 Canadian Bankers’ Association Commodity Tax Sub-Committee and is a past member of a Technical Advisory Group sanctioned by the OECD with respect to the development of international guidelines on the application of value-added taxes to cross-border traded services and intangibles.

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