Prof. Vern Krishna to Advise Auditor General on Tax Appeals Program Audit

We are proud to announce that Professor Vern Krishna, CM, QC, has been appointed by the Auditor General of Canada (OAG) to provide broad, strategic advice for the performance audit of the tax appeals program at the Canada  Revenue Agency. The report will be tabled in Parliament in the fall of 2016.

Prof. Krishna is one of Canada’s leading authorities on income tax law. He recently published the third volume of Halsbury’s Laws of Canada, Income Tax (International). The first and second volumes, on personal and corporate income tax law respectively, have become an invaluable resource for Canada’s tax law practitioners.

Prof. Krishna is the author of more than a dozen texts in tax, international tax, and business law and numerous articles and case comments. His writings are frequently cited by the Supreme Court of Canada. He has served as a Commissioner on the Ontario Securities Commission and as a Visiting Scholar in International Tax at Harvard Law School.  Prof. Krishna is also a member of the Order of Canada (2004).  He was appointed Queen’s Counsel (1989) by the Government of Canada, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1992), and a Fellow of the Certified General Accountants of Canada (1989). He received a LL.D. from the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2004 and the 125th Canada Medal (1993) from the Governor General of Canada. He has been a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1990 and served as its elected head [Treasurer] from 2001 to 2003.