Allan J. Gelkopf
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2634

Allan's practice focuses on planning and advising clients in connection with the goods and services tax (GST), the harmonized sales tax (HST), provincial sales tax (PST), customs valuation, tariff classification, import/export restrictions, and various aspects of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Allan is recognized as a leading tax lawyer in the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 ("Allan Gelkopf is recognized as a notable expert in matters relating to GST, HST and PST.")
  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 ("Allan Gelkopf is recognized by the market as a noteworthy GST, HST and PST expert. Clients describe him as "a specialist in local provincial tax and value added tax. His advice is very sensible - he has given us very constructive drafting advice.")

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada - 2016-2018
  • The 2017 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Commodity Tax/Customs)
  • The 2017 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Commodity Tax/Customs)
  • International Tax Review's Indirect Tax Leaders 2017
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 (Commodity Tax/Customs)
  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2016 (Tax) ("Sources describe Allan Gelkopf as 'a leader in the commodity tax space and a very fine lawyer.' He is especially well versed in matters concerning goods and services tax.")

  • The 2015 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Commodity Tax/Customs)
  • World Tax 2013, Supplement to the International Tax Review ("admired for his skill in indirect tax")
PUBLICATIONS
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Co-author: Searching For a Pot of Gold: Taxing Marijuana in Canada Sales Tax
Customs & Trade Journal, Federated Press, Vol. XIV, No. 1 2017.
Co-author: Court Rejects ITCs for Corporation as "Personal Expenses" After Business has Wound Down
Sales Tax, Customs & Trade Journal, Federated Press, Volume XII, No. 2 2016
Co-author: Five Arbitrary Differences Between Corporations and Partnerships for GST/HST Purposes
Sales and Use Tax, Volume XIII, No. 2, Federated Press, November 2015.
Co-author: The Magic GST/HST Registration (Or "How to Make a Multi-Million GST/HST Assessment Disappear")
Indirect Tax Newsletter, Taxnet Pro, April 2015.
Co-author: Alert: New Requirement to File Existing GST/HST Closely Related Party Elections Quickly Approaching
Indirect Tax Newsletter, Taxnet Pro, Thomson Reuters, November 2014.
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Speaker: Voluntary Disclosures
GST Leaders Forum 2017, Boston, Massachusetts, April 30 - May 2, 2017.
Speaker: Current Commodity Tax Issues
Tax Executives Institute, Toronto Chapter, October 13, 2016
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