Taxation

Thought Leaders

Substantive CCPCs: Is the tax deferral game over?

Allan Lanthier: Ottawa’s new substantive Canadian-controlled private corporation rules should end tax planning that seeks to manipulate non-CCPC status
Practice

How contract agreements impact SR&ED claims

Canadian accountants filing SR&ED claims should be careful when their client companies use subcontractors, explains Richard Hoy of Catax Canada
Profession

Sunday News Roundup 22.04.24: Come-from-away taxes, truck taxes, and more 

Wrapping up the odds and ends from the past week in Canadian accounting news
Practice

Transferring cryptocurrency to a bare trustee or holding cryptocurrency as a bare trustee

Tax lawyer and accountant David Rotfleisch on Canadian cryptocurrency tax planning through the use of bare trusts
Thought Leaders

The federal budget hits private corporations with foreign affiliates

Allan Lanthier: Why Canada’s federal budget included tax measures against CCPCs with CFAs earning foreign accrual property income
Profession

Sunday News Roundup 22.04.10: Budget tough on tax avoidance, ISSB Montreal, SR&ED warning and more 

Wrapping up the odds and ends from the past week in Canadian accounting news
Thought Leaders

The Des Groseillers decision: Charitable donations of stock options

Allan Lanthier: The resolution of a Quebec tax dispute is now in the hands of the Supreme Court, which has recently been taxpayer-friendly
Practice

A Canadian tax lawyer's guide on net worth assessments – Halls v The Queen, 2022 TCC 14

Canadian accountant and tax lawyer David Rotfleisch on a net worth assessment win for the CRA involving a taxpayer's record keeping
Profession

Sunday News Roundup 22.03.27: Liberal NDP tax deal, carbon tax, acting senior and more 

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

The economic case for the mining industry to support carbon taxation

Rather than opposing carbon taxes, the mining sector should become a global advocate for aggressive carbon targets
Thought Leaders

The OECD corporate minimum tax: a disaster in the making

Allan Lanthier says it's time for accounting firms, bodies and industry groups to challenge the flaws in the OECD global corporate minimum tax plan
Thought Leaders

10 things everyone should know about taxation

Why Québec Premier François Legault’s ethically and legally questionable tax on the unvaxxed was not a tax but a levy
Thought Leaders

Corporate taxes can be good for shareholders: Why some actually want their companies to pay tax

Accounting Professor Andrew Bauer on non-integrated tax systems
Practice

How to use BVI or other offshore non-CCPCs to save tax on investment income

Canadian tax lawyer and accountant David Rotfleisch the risks (and rewards) of the British Virgin Islands tax avoidance strategy
Profession

Sunday News Roundup 22.02.20: Emergency Act, crypto accounting lawsuit, cutting taxes and more 

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

You Can Hide … But CRA Will Find You

Timothy Dunn of Minden Gross LLP on why the CRA may be coming after lenders, creditors and owners of struggling businesses
Thought Leaders

Twelve rules that protect the tax collector

Taxpayers have minimal procedural rights says Vern Krishna of TaxChambers LLP
Profession

Sunday News Roundup 22.02.06: O’Toole accounting, tax hawks, schwing and more 

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

The Robillard decision:  The uncertain world of death and taxes

Allan Lanthier on confusion in surplus stripping and the post-mortem pipeline, due to a recent Tax Court of Canada decision
Practice

A Canadian tax lawyer's perspective on income tax statute-barred periods

David J Rotfleisch on the timing legalities of reassessments
Practice

A Canadian tax lawyer's perspective on Tax Court of Canada minutes of settlement vs. consent to judgment

David J Rotfleisch on settling a dispute prior to a hearing in Tax Court
Practice

Avoiding the pitfalls of partnerships when making SR&ED claims

Partnerships participating in the SR&ED program may find the process to be significantly more complex compared with normal corporations
Business

Sunday News Roundup 22.01.23: Omicron blues, green taxation, anti-vax tax, and more 

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

The latest Canadian tax scam has a Caribbean flavour

Allan Lanthier looks at the BVI Switch tax avoidance scheme used by wealthy Canadians and what action could be taken by the federal finance minister
Thought Leaders

The irony behind Québec’s proposed health tax 

Fred O'Riordan, National Leader of Tax Policy at EY Canada, on whether Quebec's health tax on the unvaccinated can "move the needle"