Taxation

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Tax Topics We're Thinking About This Fall

MaryAnne Loney of McLennan Ross LLP looks at the opportunities and risks in the current tax landscape
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Electing out of spousal rollover on death

Toronto Tax Lawyer and Accountant David J Rotfleisch explains when, with proper estate planning, it is possible to achieve a substantially better tax outcome
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When will the Tax Court of Canada resume in-person sittings?

Some notable decisions recently announced from videoconference hearings
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Friday News Roundup 21.09.03: Big Four jabs, CRA secrets, minimum taxes, wealth taxes and more 

Wrapping up the odds and ends in this week’s Canadian accounting news
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Tax Clearance Certificates: Canadian Tax Lawyer Guidance

Tax clearance certificates can be beneficial but may also trigger scrutiny from the Canada Revenue Agency. Canadian tax lawyer and accountant David J Rotfleisch explains
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Voluntary Disclosure Applications: Canadian Tax Lawyer's Guide

Canadian tax lawyer and accountant David Rotfleisch looks at a recent Federal Court on voluntary disclosure (4053893 Canada Inc.)
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CRA will fire up audits again in September; get ready now

The pandemic honeymoon is over, says Nathaniel Hills of Rotfleisch and Samulovitch Professional Corporation in Toronto
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Friday News Roundup 21.08.13: CRA errors, Xero, Freshbooks, record low insolvencies and more 

Wrapping up the odds and ends in this week’s Canadian accounting news
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The general anti-avoidance rule and family surplus strips

Allan Lanthier on why the Deans Knight court decision should cause HNW individuals to pause before engaging in aggressive surplus stripping through intergenerational wealth transfers
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Is the principal residence an endangered species?

The federal government is desperate for money, says Vern Krishna. Tax increases will follow a Liberal majority government
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Tax Court won't uphold gross-negligence penalties: Taxpayer not aware of accountant errors

Canadian tax lawyer and accountant David Rotfleisch explains the case of Frank-Fort Construction in the Tax Court of Canada
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Friday News Roundup 21.07.23: A tax haven in Ottawa, CPAB & CM2.0 consultations, tax complaints and more 

Wrapping up the odds and ends in this week’s Canadian accounting news
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Alberta Court rejects CRA's duty of care to taxpayers

David Rotfleisch explains the Signal Hill Manufacturing case and duty of care
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Friday News Roundup 21.07.09: Bill C-208 fallout, tax canyons, tennis tax avoidance and more 

Wrapping up the odds and ends in this week’s Canadian accounting news
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Tax relief for family business transfers: A legislative fiasco – Part II

In part two of a two-part series, Allan Lanthier outlines the strategy for legislative repeal and predicts what lies ahead for Bill C-208
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Tax relief for family business transfers: A legislative fiasco – Part I

Bill C-208 has handed tax avoiders a new surplus stripping scheme on a silver platter explains tax expert Allan Lanthier in a two-part series
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Friday News Roundup 21.07.02: Bill C-208, DST opinions, CHRP calculator and more 

Wrapping up the odds and ends in this week’s Canadian accounting news
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New opportunities for intergenerational transfers of businesses after enactment of Canada’s Bill C-208

Any transfer of a family business must be structured correctly to avoid re-assessment by the CRA, says Canadian tax lawyer and accountant David Rotfleisch
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Taxing the Internet: An overview of Canada's approach to taxing the digital economy

Braek Urquhart and Elizabeth Egberts of BLG on the current patchwork of provincial and federal digital services tax rules
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Our response to the CRA's position on creditor-proofing reorganizations – part 1

Doug S. Ewens and Kenneth Keung of Moodys Tax Law LLP in a three-part series on creditor-proofing reorganizations
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Budget 2021 – Tax enforcement, audits, and oral interviews

If proposed legislative amendments receive Royal Assent, the Canada Revenue Agency will have the power to compel oral interviews
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2021 updates for T1134: A Canadian tax lawyer's perspective

The T1134 has been updated to reflect legislation changes that allow the CRA to collect additional information and provide some reporting relief
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G7 tax deal: if you think multinationals will be forced to pay more, you don’t understand tax avoidance

Anticipate new accounting ways around the rules, says Professor Ronen Palan
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Dealing with Canada – Challenges and opportunities for global wealth and tax planners

Rahul Sharma and Jennifer A. N. Corak of Miller Thomson LLP present three common scenarios of non-Canadian or foreign trusts where Canada's Income Tax Act rules intersect with the international wealth planning of taxpayers
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Maple Leafs GM vs CRA tax court ruling

Just in time for the playoffs, Dave Nonis scores a win in the Tax Court of Canada, six years after his dismissal as General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs