David Douglas Robertson

David is one of Canada’s leading tax litigators and his expertise and focus is in indirect tax. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants’ 25-member GST/HST Leaders’ forum and is a co-instructor of the Annual National GST/HST Tax Course.

Formerly counsel with the Canadian Department of Justice Tax Law Services, David’s experience includes resolving all forms of tax disputes – through rulings, objections, appeals or settlement – including international transfer pricing, general anti-avoidance rule (GAAR) assessments (federal and provincial), residency and permanent issues, partnership deferral arrangements, valuation, thin-capitalization, treaty and statutory interpretation, complex corporate reorganizations, directors’ liability, debt forgiveness, employee and shareholder benefits, GST/HST, PST, international transportation, native tax exemptions, insurance premium taxes, as well as tax collection, taxpayer relief and third-party liability assessments.

He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association’s/Tax Court of Canada’s Bench and Bar Committee and was a contributing editor to GAAR interpreted: The General Anti-Avoidance Rule.