Taxation

Business

U.S. Senate Republicans pass massive tax bill, lower corporate rate impacts Canada

Lowering the U.S. corporate tax rate to 20 per cent will impact Canadian companies
David J. Rotfleisch

What are the ethical obligations of a tax professional?

Tax Lawyer David J. Rotfleisch on the ethical obligations of accountants and lawyers in practice
Business

CRA goes fishing for PayPal users on hook for taxes

The Canada Revenue Agency is looking to catch PayPal-registered businesses not declaring income or tax
David J. Rotfleisch

Trouble in Paradise: The end of tax haven secrecy

Cyberattacks on tax haven law firms means client records are no longer confidential
Business

Paradise Papers tax leak will further damage credibility of Trudeau, Morneau

Massive leak reveals tax avoidance schemes in upper echelon of Canadian politics
David J. Rotfleisch

Bill Morneau’s backpedalling recalls past tax debacles

Tax lawyer David J. Rotfleisch says the tax reversal would have likely occurred in a U.S. scenario as well
Business

History Repeating: How Bill Morneau blew the Liberals' chance at tax reform

If only Justin Trudeau had learned from the 1981 political disaster of Pierre Trudeau
Business

Morneau mars talk of tech tax support with tetchy remarks in Waterloo

As Andrew Scheer meets with Waterloo business owners, Morneau bristles at media questions
Business

Embattled Morneau backtracks on personal assets, business capital gains

Finance Minister Morneau to put assets in a blind trust, backtracks on capital gains
Business

Finance Minister Morneau announces changes to passive investment rules

Latest round of tax changes unlikely to impress or affect most Canadians
Business

Trudeau tries to re-set national tax proposals with small business tax cut

Stouffville event leaves tax experts wondering how govt will make up for lost revenue
Business

Canadian accountants await Morneau tax message on Monday morning

Latest Angus Reid poll shows disappointment with Liberals, support for tax proposals
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