Helpful Resource: Basic Tax and GST Guide for Lawyers 2008-2009
David M. Sherman’s Basic Tax and GST Guide for Lawyers 2008-2009 (Toronto: Carswell, 2008) is a helpful resource for lawyers not specializing in tax law. The section on Wills and Estates (chapter 7) is concise, easy to follow, and the annotations are precise. The style is rule-driven and not overly burdened with qualifications (these appear in the Preface); it is not cluttered with lengthy paragraphs or run-on sentences.
One criterion I use to rate general texts is how helpful or interesting they are to me in areas outside my field. This book scores well on that basis. See, for instance, the section on deductibility of legal fees or health club memberships.
This text is highly recommended.
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Chris M.B. Graham – Click here for more information on Chris Graham.