Shelley Smith

Shelley Smith

Partner, East Group Tax Service Line Leader & Indirect Tax Practice Leader

CPA, CA

BDO Montreal

514-934-1122

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Executive Summary

Shelley is the East Group Tax Service Line Leader and the Indirect Tax Practice Leader in Canada. 

Shelley Smith has over twenty years of experience in the field of taxation, and has developed an in-depth knowledge in the area of commodity tax. She has provided commodity tax planning services ­ including advice and strategies for the Goods and Services Tax, Quebec Sales Tax and provincial retail sales tax ­ to a wide variety of private and public companies, and not-for-profit organizations. Moreover, she has provided advice on commodity tax issues to clients operating in a wide range of industries, including distribution, pharmaceutical, retail, real estate, professional service as well as financial services. With respect to her experience in the financial services sector, Shelley has participated on mandates involving pension plans and mutual funds. Likewise, she has kept current on the recent and numerous amendments to the GST/HST and QST regulations regarding pension plan and related rebates, enabling her to best serve the organizations impacted by these changes.

Previously, Shelley has been invited to lecture at McGill University, the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec, the Montréal Accountant’s Study Group, and the annual CICA Commodity Tax Symposium on various sales tax-related topics. She has also authored several articles on sales tax matters published in Espace magazine.