In this decision lead by Couzin Taylor, the TCC concluded that a registrant purchasing supplies or services from a person must use reasonable measures to verify that the person is a valid registrant, that the registration number actually exists and that the number is registered in the name of that person, but that the tax authorities must examine carefully the applications for GST registration before assigning a registration number to a supplier whose legitimacy is questionable.
Couzin Taylor LLP has once again been named to Canadian Lawyer magazine’s 2015 Top 5 boutique law firms list in Canada!
“This is a terrific boost to our firm’s brand and a fantastic recognition of the stellar service and talent our team brings to our clients,” says Daniel Sandler, Managing Partner of Couzin Taylor LLP.
Invoices of Accommodation: Important Win Before the Federal Court of Appeal for Couzin Taylor in the Salaison Lévesque Case
On December 17, 2014, the Federal Court of Appeal confirmed the Tax Court of Canada’s decision allowing the taxpayer’s claim for input tax credits in respect of GST paid to certain placement agencies which had not remitted the GST to the tax authorities. This decision is important to the legal community in the context of the Quebec Revenue Agency’s attempt to hold a taxpayer liable for unremitted GST of its suppliers.
Couzin Taylor LLP was recently ranked among leading tax firms in the country by Legal 500 Canada 2015.Robert Couzin, a founding partner and now counsel of Couzin Taylor LLP, has been named a leading lawyer. The Legal 500 Series is the world’s largest legal referral guide.
Dalton Albrecht for international trade regulation
David Robertson and Dalton Albrecht in commodity tax/customs
Robert Couzin and Angelo Nikolakakis for corporate tax
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For the second consecutive year, Couzin Taylor LLP has been named by Chambers Global among Canada’s top law firms providing tax services.
Chambers Global has also named four Couzin Taylor lawyers on its 2014 top ranking in the following categories:Dalton Albrecht — International Trade/WTO lawyer
Robert Couzin — Senior Statesmen
Angelo Nikolakakis — Tax Lawyer
Roger Taylor — Tax Litigator