Taxation

Business

High price of land why farmers fighting Morneau tax proposals

Chartered Professional Accountant Fred Mertz of Calgary, Alberta says succession planning is key to the family farm
Business

Editorial: Why Canadian accountants are furious with Bill Morneau and the Liberals

That boiling sound you hear is what you get when you toss in a few common complaints and turn up the heat
Business

Morneau tax talk ends. What will the Liberals do next?

The 75-day consultation period is over. How will Finance Minister Bill Morneau change his tax proposals?
Taxation

Rules of the Game: Michael Wolfson on income inequality, incorporation and tax avoidance

The economist at the centre of the Morneau tax firestorm talks to Canadian Accountant
Taxation

The economics professor at the centre of the Ottawa tax firestorm

As Justin Trudeau defends Morneau tax proposals in Question Period, Michael Wolfson shares his opinions with Canadian Accountant
David J. Rotfleisch

Morneau tax amendments an assault on entrepreneurs

Canadian Accountant columnist David J. Rotfleisch says Bill Morneau's tax proposals hurts small business owners
David J. Rotfleisch

Feeling Lucky? CRA tax evasion convictions on downward trend

The Canada Revenue Agency has released its latest audit statistics. Tax lawyer David J. Rotfleisch says they won’t encourage voluntary disclosure
Practice

Canadian tax pros push back against Morneau private corporation proposals

Coalition of industry groups sees fallout to family business succession planning
David J. Rotfleisch

VDP Consultation: Read David Rotfleisch's submission to National Revenue Minister

Consultation on changes to the Voluntary Disclosures Program has ended
Business

U.S. reform of individual income tax could impact Canadian business

As the Trump administration prepares to reform the U.S. tax code, lower individual income tax rates could impact Canadian business
Business

Proposed U.S. tax reform: clarifying the options

With proposed U.S. tax reform looming, we look at the options and their ramifications for Canadian business
Business

Proposed U.S. tax reform could have major impact on Canada

As the Trump administration prepares to release its NAFTA negotiating objectives, proposed U.S. tax reforms looms as an equal threat to Canada
David J. Rotfleisch

VDP Changes: The Law of Unforseen Consequences

A closer look at the Canada Revenue Agency’s proposed changes to the Voluntary Disclosures Program and their ramifications
David J. Rotfleisch

Breaking the VDP when it doesn’t need fixing

Tax lawyer David Rotfleisch says proposed changes by the Canada Revenue Agency to the Voluntary Disclosures Program are bad ones
Practice

Crackdown: CRA Voluntary Disclosures Program, conclusion

The conclusion of our five-part series on the CRA's proposed changes to the Voluntary Disclosures Program focuses on proceeds from crime
Practice

Crackdown: Part IV

Fourth of a five-part series on Canada Revenue Agency proposed changes to Voluntary Disclosures Program focuses on proceeds from crime
Practice

Crackdown: Part III

Third of a five-part series on Canada Revenue Agency proposed changes to Voluntary Disclosures Program focuses on changes to the payment schedule
Practice

Crackdown: Part II

Second of a five-part series on Canada Revenue Agency proposed changes to Voluntary Disclosures Program
Practice

Crackdown: CRA proposes radical change to Voluntary Disclosures Program

In the first of a five-part series, tax professionals say proposed changes put successful program at risk
David J. Rotfleisch

Black Money or 'Why I can’t find workers to build my cottage'

Welcome to the black money, underground economy of the construction sector. My cottage can wait for an honest worker
David J. Rotfleisch

The death of treaty shopping?

Following the signing of the BEPS MLI in Paris this week, tax lawyer David J. Rotfleisch predicts the imminent demise of treaty shopping
Business

Canada signs historic OECD international tax treaty

Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting ratified
Profession

A trust deficit: Five surprises from the G20 Public Trust in Tax survey

The Canadian tax system is suffering from a serious trust deficit. So say the numbers in a recent global survey
Practice

Practitioners angered by hasty CRA notice of assessments

Accounting practitioners have long complained that the wheels of the CRA move too slowly. But in the case of NOAs, they're moving too fast
David J. Rotfleisch

The CRA & KPMG: Far from a sweetheart deal

The deal offered to KPMG's clients is the deal I would have expected, says David Rotfleisch