Rino Bellavia

Partner, Indirect Tax


BDO Burlington



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Executive Summary

Rino has more than 30 years of experience identifying tax-planning opportunities and providing proactive indirect tax advice to financial institutions, owner-managed businesses, not-for-profit organizations, registered charities, and educational and healthcare organizations. He focuses on indirect tax, GST/HST and PST. 

Rino advises on tax filing and compliance issues, and works closely with clients to ensure all commodity tax requirements are fulfilled. Furthermore, he focuses on opportunities to minimize the unrecoverable sales tax for his clients. He presents annually to other CPA practitioners, educating them on the compliance obligation and tax minimization strategies relevant for their clients. Rino is the Lead Partner for BDO’s Indirect Tax Practice for the Greater Toronto Area.

Professional Affiliations

Member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (ICAO) and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants (CICA) 
CPA Commodity Tax Policy Committee
Canadian Tax Foundation
VON Hamilton Foundation
Knights of Columbus

Professional Designations & Education

Certified Management Accountant, Ontario (1990) 
Chartered Accountant, Ontario (1988)
Bachelor of Commerce ― Accounting, McMaster University (1985)

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