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Bobby B. Solhi, J.D.

Email: bobby.solhi@taxchambers.ca

Tel: 416-847-7300

Bobby B. Solhi – Tax Lawyer and Partner

Mr. Bobby Solhi is a tax lawyer and partner of TaxChambers LLP.   Bobby has a broad legal practice focused on the GST/HST and income tax law for individuals and privately held companies.

Bobby has a very active tax disputes resolution practice where he represents taxpayers before the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and other tax authorities in the course of an audit, objection and appeal.  He has appeared before the Tax Court of Canada and Federal Court of Appeal with the vast majority of cases having settled favourably without hearing.

Bobby is also frequently recommended to advise on and implement ownership structures, re-organizations and business succession plans involving the use of trusts, joint ventures, partnerships, and  corporate structures.  He is a valued tax advisor to many high-net worth individuals and privately held companies in Canada and to a number of international tax consultancy firms with Canadian tax law concerns.

As a former legislation design specialist with the Tax Policy Division of the Ontario Ministry of Finance, Bobby contributed to several high profile projects in tax administration, policy design, and the introduction of the HST in Ontario.

Education

  • Certificate of Achievement, Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Canada
  • In-Depth Tax Course Parts I, II, and III, CPA Canada
  • In-Depth HST/GST Course, C.I.C.A.
  • J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School

Mr. Solhi was the recipient of numerous awards including the Honourable Paul I.B. and Mrs. Tevis Staniszewski Award, Gowlings LLP Prize in IP Law and Technology, and the Millennium Excellence Scholarship.

Publications and Presentations

Mr. Solhi is a regular  contributor and board member to a number of industry leading publications. Bobby is a featured Canadian tax law expert for LexisNexis’ Legal Practice Advisor publication where he writes extensively and develops practical modules on tax law for lawyers involved in corporate and commercial transactions.

Bobby is also a board member and contributing editor to Sales and Use Tax, a quarterly journal now published by Thomson Reuters devoted to Canadian commodity tax developments, including the GST, excise taxes and provincial sales taxes.

Select publications include:

  • Sale of a New-ish Home: GST/HST and the Self Supply Rules”, Privately Held Companies & Taxes, Carswell, TaxNetPro, September 2012.
  • Input Tax Credit for Holding Companies: Subsection 186(1)“, Privately Held Companies & Taxes, Carswell, TaxNetPro, December 2012.

Bobby is a frequent presenter on tax law matters before accounting and financial organizations and is occasionally sought out to comment on leading GST/HST cases to such outlets as Bloomberg BNA International Tax Monitor, Blacklock’s, and CBC News.

Reported Cases

  • Faisal Javaid v. Her Majesty The Queen (2015 TCC 94)
  • 2266504 Ontario Inc. v Her Majesty The Queen
  • 2253787 Ontario Inc. v Her Majesty The Queen (2014 TCC 121)
  • Ranjbar v. Canada (2016 FCA 116)

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RECENT POSTS BY Bobby B. Solhi

GST/HST Debt and CRA’s Super Priority: Secured Creditors Beware The Federal Court in Canada v. Toronto-Dominion Bank held that Toronto-Dominion Bank (“TD Bank”) must pay the CRA the amount of...