Friday News Roundup 20.09.25: Leafs losses, Ex-CPA jailed, tax judge named, snow washing and more

Wrapping up the odds and ends in this week’s Canadian accounting news

Your personal data is the currency of the digital age

To many tech companies, the customer is the product, says Guillaume Desjardins

Free trade 2.0: How USMCA does a better job than NAFTA of protecting the environment

USMCA introduces Article 24.8 that allows Canadian environmental standards to take precedence

Rogers Enterprises (2015) Inc. v The Queen

Beware the tax trap of GAAR, says tax lawyer and accountant David Rotfleisch

Friday News Roundup 20.09.25: Leafs losses, Ex-CPA jailed, tax judge named, snow washing and more

Wrapping up the odds and ends in this week’s Canadian accounting news

Your personal data is the currency of the digital age

To many tech companies, the customer is the product, says Guillaume Desjardins

Free trade 2.0: How USMCA does a better job than NAFTA of protecting the environment

USMCA introduces Article 24.8 that allows Canadian environmental standards to take precedence

Rogers Enterprises (2015) Inc. v The Queen

Beware the tax trap of GAAR, says tax lawyer and accountant David Rotfleisch

Accounting News

Business

Focus on today and tomorrow to help Canada’s economic recovery: CPA Canada

CPA Canada applauds Throne Speech's staged approach to economic recovery
Business

Canadian accountants lack economic optimism, reports CPA Canada Business Monitor

But CPAs in senior leadership positions show surprising business optimism
Practice

Here comes the CEWS audits

Practitioners are now seeing the first CRA "small-scale" CEWS audits say Kenneth Keung and Kim G C Moody
Technology

How ScanSnap helps accountants work from home

Remote work is here to stay. A document scanner is essential hardware



Capital Dividend Account Series

Practice

Planning to Maximize the Capital Dividend Account — Part III

The third and final part of a three-part series, "Tax Planning for the Non-Specialist Advisor: Unlocking Liquidity in Corporate Capital Losses," by Michael Goldberg of Minden Gross LLP
Practice

Planning to Maximize the Capital Dividend Account — Part II

Part two of a three-part series, "Tax Planning for the Non-Specialist Advisor: Unlocking Liquidity in Corporate Capital Losses," by Michael Goldberg of Minden Gross LLP
Practice

Planning to Maximize the Capital Dividend Account — Part I

Tax Planning for the Non-Specialist Advisor: Unlocking Liquidity in Corporate Capital Losses, is part one of a three-part series by Michael Goldberg of Minden Gross LLP

CRA Northern Service Delivery Series

Profession

Is the CRA's Northern Service Improvement Strategy enough?

Taxpayers ombudsperson says improvements still need to be made, reports Jeff Buckstein in the third of a three-part series on CRA service to northern Canada
Profession

Is the CRA unfairly targeting residents of northern Canada?

Northern Canadian communities express frustration with frequent CRA reviews, service delivery, and residence rules
Profession

Taxpayer’s ombudsman report flags CRA service issues in Northern Canada

The CRA disputes allegations of Northern Canada service issues, in the first of a three-part series by business reporter Jeff Buckstein



How to maintain employee development during the pandemic

Accounting firms are changing the ways they develop employees during COVID-19, says Erica Pimentel, CPA, CA



Third party penalties under the Income Tax Act

Why the landmark 2015 Guindon decision by the Supreme Court of Canada matters to Canadian accountants



The CRA's national policy for saying sorry to taxpayers

There are clear issues with a CRA formal apology policy, says Canadian atax lawyer and accountant David J. Rotfleisch



COVID-19 could have a lasting, positive impact on workplace culture

Accounting firms will allow senior employees to work from home, says Erica Pimentel, CPA, CA