Ted R. Sawa

(902) 460-3437(902) 463-7500[email protected]
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"While it's best to be proactive in developing a plan to comply with income tax and HST issues, in many situations, decisions made by the Canada Revenue Agency can be changed or the taxpayer can have a chance to influence the decision that is made. Paying tax can have such an impact for businesses and individuals, that it is crucial to ensure everybody pays only their fair share."

About Ted

Ted is a member of our Taxation Law Team with a focus in the areas of income taxation, HST and non-resident taxation planning and dispute resolution.

Ted’s experience in all aspects of income tax and HST – from planning to negotiating settlements with the CRA to appearing in the Tax Court of Canada-, is an asset to the Team. In addition, Ted has completed Parts I and II of the CICA In-Depth Income Tax Course as well as the CICA In-Depth HST/GST Course and the CICA Advanced HST/GST Course: Public Sector Bodies Course.

Ted has worked with all types of Canadian government – federal, provincial, municipal, and First Nations communities. He has also appeared before the Nova Scotia Provincial Court, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court and the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. Ted has presented at the Atlantic Provinces Tax Conference as well as to a variety of community groups and has assisted communities with business development.

Committed to community, Ted serves on a local School Advisory Council. The family Chihuahua occasionally in tow, Ted moonlights as a chauffeur for his children who play hockey, lacrosse, swimming, and soccer. With his background in economics, Ted is interested in all aspects of local, national and international history and current affairs.

Areas of Practice

Ted's Background

  • 2006 - 2010: Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants - Completion of Parts I and II, In-Depth Income Tax Courses and In-Depth HST/GST Course
  • 1998: Bachelor of Laws , University of British Columbia
  • 1993: Master of Arts (Economics), McGill University
  • 1990: Bachelor of Arts (Economics), Laurentian University
  • 2013– Present: Associate, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Barristers & Solicitors, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2006 – 2013: Tax Practitioner, Grant Thornton LLP, Halifax, NS
  • 2004 – 2006: Counsel, Tax Law Services, Department of Justice, Halifax, NS
  • 2000 – 2004: Solicitor, Halifax Regional Municipality, Halifax, NS
  • 2000: Staff Lawyer, Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales, Halifax, NS
  • 1999 – 2000: Solicitor, Department of Justice, Halifax, NS
  • 1998 – 1999: Articled Clerk, McInnes Cooper, Halifax, NS
Professional Memberships
  • Member – Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Member - Canadian Tax Foundation
Community Activites
  • Member - Hants East Rural High School Advisory Council
  • Former Chair - Riverside Education Centre School Advisory Council
  • Former Member – Enfield District School Advisory Council (2010 – 2013)
Awards & Honours
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in Canada published by Best Lawyers® (2022-2023)
  • Guild, Yule & Company Prize in Contract Law (1996)
  • Law Foundation Entrance Scholarship (1995)
  • McGill University, Department of Economics Fellowship (1992
  • Nipissing University College President’s Gold Medal (1990)

Recent Blog Posts by Ted

Blog Post | Tuesday June 3, 2014

Open for Comment: You Can Help Determine how Crowdfunding will be Regulated

Authored by: Ted R. Sawa Posted in: Business Law

Following the lead of Saskatchewan, the security regulators of Nova Scotia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Manitoba are seeking feedback on proposed regulations with respect to raising money and issuing securities via the internet (‘Proposed Regulations’). Ontario and British Columbia have

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