Bobby J. Sood

Partner

Bobby J. Sood

Bobby J. Sood

Partner

Expertise
Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 1997

Clients know Bobby to be a knowledgeable and effective tax litigator.

Before joining Davies, Bobby was Senior Counsel in the Tax Law Services Division at the Department of Justice Canada (DOJ). During his 19-year career there, Bobby litigated a wide array of complex income tax matters before the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and in responses to Supreme Court of Canada leave applications.

He has a long record of success in numerous notable decisions, including Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd. v. HMQ, 2011 FCA 308, Swirsky v. HMQ, 2014 FCA 36, and Tolhoek v. HMQ, 2008 FCA 128. (Download a complete list of decisions.)

Bobby is a frequent speaker at DOJ national forums, Canada Revenue Agency programs and tax industry seminars.

Bobby J. Sood

Partner

Clients know Bobby to be a knowledgeable and effective tax litigator.

Before joining Davies, Bobby was Senior Counsel in the Tax Law Services Division at the Department of Justice Canada (DOJ). During his 19-year career there, Bobby litigated a wide array of complex income tax matters before the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and in responses to Supreme Court of Canada leave applications.

He has a long record of success in numerous notable decisions, including Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd. v. HMQ, 2011 FCA 308, Swirsky v. HMQ, 2014 FCA 36, and Tolhoek v. HMQ, 2008 FCA 128. (Download a complete list of decisions.)

Bobby is a frequent speaker at DOJ national forums, Canada Revenue Agency programs and tax industry seminars.

Bulletin

CRA’s Audit Powers Have Limits: Challenging Excessive Requests for Information

June 25, 2019 - In three recent decisions, the courts have curtailed the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA’s) broad interpretation of its audit powers and, in so doing, have armed taxpayers with the legal means to push back against excessive or unreasonable requests for information (RFIs) by the CRA. First, in...

Bulletin

Canadian and U.S. Tax Laws: A Review of 2018 and a Look Ahead to 2019

Jan. 31, 2019 - In our annual Tax Review and Outlook report, we look back at significant developments in the Canadian and U.S. tax landscapes in 2018 and offer our predictions on what to expect in 2019. Key Canadian Developments in 2018 Budget 2018 scaled back controversial initiative on taxation of passive...

Bulletin

Canadian Tax Laws: A Review of 2018 and a Look Ahead to 2019

Jan. 31, 2019 - Each year at this time we offer a look back at some of the more significant income tax developments in Canada affecting domestic and international business over the past year and a look ahead to possible Canadian tax developments in the coming year. Legislative Developments in 2018Budget 2018A. ...

Speaking Engagement

Toronto West Tax Practitioners Group, Breakfast Seminar, “A Review of Recent Court Cases”; Mississauga, ON

Oct. 24, 2018

Speaking Engagement

Thomson Reuters, Tax Round Table, “Appeals – Not Just a Rubber Stamp: When and how to use the Objections process to your client’s benefit”; Toronto, ON

June 07, 2018

Speaking Engagement

Toronto West Tax Practitioners, Breakfast Seminar, “A Review of Recent Court Cases”; Mississauga, ON

Feb. 07, 2018

Bulletin

U.S. Tax Laws: A Review of 2017 and a Look Ahead to 2018

Jan. 11, 2018 - Each year at this time, we offer a look back at some of the more significant income tax developments in the United States affecting domestic and international business over the past year and a look ahead to possible U.S. tax developments in the coming year. Tax Developments in 2017As we predicted...

Bulletin

Canadian Tax Laws: A Review of 2017 and a Look Ahead to 2018

Jan. 11, 2018 - Each year at this time we offer a look back at some of the more significant income tax developments in Canada affecting domestic and international business over the past year and a look ahead to possible Canadian tax developments in the coming year. Developments in 2017 1. Legislative...

Speaking Engagement

Co-chair, The Advocates’ Society, Tax Litigation: Tax Experts; Toronto, ON

Dec. 14, 2017

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1997

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB, 1995

Teaching Engagements

Bobby is a former instructor for the Law Society of Ontario’s Bar Admissions Course and Osgoode Hall Law School’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop, as well as a guest lecturer in Tax Litigation at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

Clients know Bobby to be a knowledgeable and effective tax litigator.

Before joining Davies, Bobby was Senior Counsel in the Tax Law Services Division at the Department of Justice Canada (DOJ). During his 19-year career there, Bobby litigated a wide array of complex income tax matters before the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and in responses to Supreme Court of Canada leave applications.

He has a long record of success in numerous notable decisions, including Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd. v. HMQ, 2011 FCA 308, Swirsky v. HMQ, 2014 FCA 36, and Tolhoek v. HMQ, 2008 FCA 128. (Download a complete list of decisions.)

Bobby is a frequent speaker at DOJ national forums, Canada Revenue Agency programs and tax industry seminars.

Bulletin

CRA’s Audit Powers Have Limits: Challenging Excessive Requests for Information

June 25, 2019 - In three recent decisions, the courts have curtailed the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA’s) broad interpretation of its audit powers and, in so doing, have armed taxpayers with the legal means to push back against excessive or unreasonable requests for information (RFIs) by the CRA. First, in...

Bulletin

Canadian and U.S. Tax Laws: A Review of 2018 and a Look Ahead to 2019

Jan. 31, 2019 - In our annual Tax Review and Outlook report, we look back at significant developments in the Canadian and U.S. tax landscapes in 2018 and offer our predictions on what to expect in 2019. Key Canadian Developments in 2018 Budget 2018 scaled back controversial initiative on taxation of passive...

Bulletin

Canadian Tax Laws: A Review of 2018 and a Look Ahead to 2019

Jan. 31, 2019 - Each year at this time we offer a look back at some of the more significant income tax developments in Canada affecting domestic and international business over the past year and a look ahead to possible Canadian tax developments in the coming year. Legislative Developments in 2018Budget 2018A. ...

Speaking Engagement

Toronto West Tax Practitioners Group, Breakfast Seminar, “A Review of Recent Court Cases”; Mississauga, ON

Oct. 24, 2018

Speaking Engagement

Thomson Reuters, Tax Round Table, “Appeals – Not Just a Rubber Stamp: When and how to use the Objections process to your client’s benefit”; Toronto, ON

June 07, 2018

Speaking Engagement

Toronto West Tax Practitioners, Breakfast Seminar, “A Review of Recent Court Cases”; Mississauga, ON

Feb. 07, 2018

Bulletin

U.S. Tax Laws: A Review of 2017 and a Look Ahead to 2018

Jan. 11, 2018 - Each year at this time, we offer a look back at some of the more significant income tax developments in the United States affecting domestic and international business over the past year and a look ahead to possible U.S. tax developments in the coming year. Tax Developments in 2017As we predicted...

Bulletin

Canadian Tax Laws: A Review of 2017 and a Look Ahead to 2018

Jan. 11, 2018 - Each year at this time we offer a look back at some of the more significant income tax developments in Canada affecting domestic and international business over the past year and a look ahead to possible Canadian tax developments in the coming year. Developments in 2017 1. Legislative...

Speaking Engagement

Co-chair, The Advocates’ Society, Tax Litigation: Tax Experts; Toronto, ON

Dec. 14, 2017

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1997

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB, 1995

Teaching Engagements

Bobby is a former instructor for the Law Society of Ontario’s Bar Admissions Course and Osgoode Hall Law School’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop, as well as a guest lecturer in Tax Litigation at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.