HST: Real Property Issues & Year in Review; and Accounting Driven by Users (Lenders)

There will be two topics covered during this event and in addition to hearing great speakers and topics, you will earn 3.0 PD hours. Please click the above link to see the topics and speakers for the evening

4 Dec 2018, 5:30 PM

3 CPD hours

$85

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Course Description

There will be two topics covered during this event:

1. HST: Real Property Issues & Year in Review 

This presentation will use practical examples to illustrate some of the persistent and surprising problems that arise with the HST and real estate transactions. Residential and commercial transactions will be covered.

This presentation will also review important developments from the past year and look ahead to the New Year, including major Quebec Sales Tax changes starting January 1, 2019.

    Speaker: Simon Thang, LL.B., LL.M. of Thang Tax Law

2. Accounting Driven by Users (Lenders)

  • Two big changes in reporting requested by lenders
  • Joint Venture accounting, Lease accounting, and Preferred Shares
  • Why the change and the impact on financial statements
  • How to plan for these accounting changes

    Speaker: Soheil Talebi, CPA, CA, CF of Lipton LLP


This event will be held at the Donalda Club.  The structure of the event is as follows:

  • Reception (cash bar) – 5:30 p.m.
  • Dinner – 6:00 p.m.
  • Presentation(s) – 7:00 p.m. until 8:30/9:00 p.m., depending upon the speakers, topics and audience questions.

The cost of the seminar and dinner is $85 (+tax), which you can pay by any credit card. You will earn 3.0 hours of PD credits when you attend a session. We are pleased to offer an easy, inexpensive and enjoyable way to meet your PD requirements. 

If you can't make the event, your registration fee entitles you to unlimited access to the event webinar that will be posted shortly after the event and, of course, the PD certificate from listening to the webinar.  If you prefer a refund, please ensure that you give us at least 48 hours notice. 

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.  Should you have any ideas for topics, speakers, or anything else, feel free to contact Melanie Russell, CPA, CA, CBV, CIM, CFE, CFF, ABV at 416-488-9590 x 225.


Course Walkthrough

  • Simon Thang's Presentation
  • Soheil Talebi's Presentation
  • Simon Thang's Recording
  • Soheil Talebi's Recording
  • Certificate: December 4, 2018 Evening Event
  • Feedback / comments

About the Instructor(s)

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Soheil Talebi

Soheil has over 17 years of experience in public accounting extending to national and mid-size accounting firms in Canada and the United States. Soheil has been a partner at Lipton since 2011, and is responsible for the firm’s professional standards group. His inspiration and enthusiasm for the profession is driven by his passion to support entrepreneurs achieve their business objectives.

Soheil provides assurance and advisory services to privately-held companies and publicly traded entities in a broad range of industry sectors, including technology, real estate and construction, manufacturing and distribution, pharmaceutical, not-for-profit organizations, entertainment, financial services and more recently the medical cannabis.  His business advisory services include due diligence for mergers and acquisitions,  support services for Initial Public Offering and Reverse Take Over on the TSX Venture Exchange and the Canadian Stock Exchange, compilation of business plans, forecasts and projections, and litigation support, including expert testimony.  

Soheil is the author and instructor of the Accounting in the Real Estate Industry and Accounting in the Construction Industry courses for CPA Ontario. He has served on technical task forces for CPA Canada, and has been a member of the practice inspection committee of CPA Ontario.


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Simon Thang

Simon Thang, LL.B, LL.M is a sales tax lawyer and the principal of Thang Tax Law. Simon has over a decade of experience exclusively in sales tax (GST/HST, PST), customs and trade gained at prominent Bay Street law firms. He assists a range of clients including multi-nationals, small and mid-sized businesses and individuals.

This experience gives Simon the insight to advise on a range of issues and industries, including: owner-managed businesses; purchase and sale of businesses, real estate transactions, non-profits and charities, financial services and investments, business reorganizations, cross-border transactions, medical and health professionals, and non-resident businesses. Simon also has experience in customs and trade matters.

In addition to providing sales tax advice, Simon represents clients in all phases of tax disputes.

Simon has taught commodity tax as a member of the adjunct faculty Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and has tutored the CPA GST In-Depth course. Simon has written extensively in the area of sales tax and has published book chapters, papers and articles in various publications. Simon is a frequent speaker on commodity tax issues and has presented at the Canadian Professional Accountants’ annual Commodity Tax Symposium, at the Tax Executives Institute’s annual Canadian Tax Conference, to the Law Society of Upper Canada, and to the Ontario Bar Association’s Taxation Group.

Simon received his Canadian law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Masters of Law (Taxation) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

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