Beverly Gilbert is National Leader of our Commodity Tax Group. Based in our Calgary office, Beverly practises exclusively in commodity tax. She has over 20 years' experience working with businesses to help them collect and remit Canadian commodity taxes, including the Federal goods and services tax (GST), harmonized sales tax (HST) and excise tax and duties, provincial sales taxes, motive fuel taxes, insurance premium taxes, tobacco taxes and environmental levies. She also handles tax disputes with revenue authorities for clients. This includes dealing with auditors to prevent an assessment from being issued, filing a Notice of Objection where an assessment is issued, dealing with collection actions taken by revenue authorities, and assisting with tax litigation.
Prior to joining BLG, Beverly was employed by Revenue Canada for eight years as a technical interpretation officer and senior auditor, where she developed expertise in the healthcare and not-for-profit sector. As well, she was leader of a major accounting firm's commodity tax group in Calgary. Beverly has many clients in the oil & gas sector, and assists non-resident clients looking to do business in Canada. Her combined experience and expertise ensures that BLG's Commodity Tax Group provides clients with the highest level of service.
Publications & Presentations
•Co-Author, Will a carbon levy make Alberta less competitive? The devil's in the details, The Globe and Mail, June 14, 2016.
•Co-Author, Joint Ventures: CRA Curbs GST/HST Reporting by Bare Trustees and Nominee Corporations, BLG Tax Law Bulletin, February 6, 2015.
•Presenter, “Update on Financial Institutions - Western Style, ” Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) Mid-Year Sessions, 2012.
•Presenter, “Canadian GST v. State Sales & Use Taxes: Advantage Canada, ” Tax Executives Institute, Inc. (TEI) International Conference, 2011.
•Presenter, CICA Symposium de minimis Financial Institutions, 2011.
•Presenter, “BC PST Reimplementation - BC PST Update, ” BLG Tax Client Seminar, 2012.
•Presenter, “HST Issues Update - One Year Later, ” CCH Canada Webinar, 2012.
•Presenter, “Update on GST/HST Issues for Oil & Gas Businesses, ” Canadian Petroleum Tax Society (CPTS), 2011.
•Member, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers Commodity Tax Subcommittee
•Chair, Alberta Institute of Chartered Accountants - Canada Revenue Agency Roundtable, 2009-12
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