Darren Taylor

Partner, Indirect Tax


BDO Vancouver



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Executive Summary

Darren is a tax partner who has been in public practice since 1998. He has provided income tax, transfer pricing and sales tax services to clients in a broad range of sectors and industries. He helps clients understand how sales and indirect tax impacts their business and works with them proactively to help them manage their sales tax risk as their business grows.

His client and sector focus is predominantly sales tax for the public sector (municipalities, universities, schools and hospitals), real estate and commercial sectors.

Darren has presented extensively to industry, public sector and professional associations including:
2010 CICA Spring Commodity Tax Symposium Calgary, AB
2010 Canadian Tax Foundation Annual Conference – Vancouver, BC

His specialties are in sales tax: GST/HST/PST advisory and consulting services, sales tax audit defence strategies, sales tax refunds/payment recovery work and front-of-room training and presentations.

His Sales tax experience includes the following:

  • Goods and Service Tax (GST), BC Social Service Tax (PST), Property Transfer Tax (PTT) and Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) implementation.
  • Advises public sector clients, such as municipalities, universities, schools and hospitals, charities and not-for-profit organizations.
  • Structures real property transfers and business reorganizations.
  • Assists non-residents in structuring and expanding their Canadian business operations.
  • Helps clients manage the financial risk of indirect tax and identify recovery opportunities.

Professional Affiliations

Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia (ICABC)

Professional Designations & Education

CICA In-Depth Goods and Services Tax Course (2001)
Chartered Accountant, British Columbia (1998)
Bachelor of Arts - Economics, University of Victoria (1993)

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