Taxation

Thought Leaders

The Ancient Art Of Taxation

Vern Krishna, FCPA, FCGA on the history of taxation around the world, from ancient Mesopotamia to modern-day Canada
Practice

Analysis: Tax litigants may amend their arguments during a trial

Canadian tax lawyer and accountant David J Rotfleisch analyzes Canada v. Pomeroy Acquireco
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Will the OECD eliminate corporate tax avoidance? We’ll see

Allan Lanthier analyzes the most sweeping overhaul of global tax rules in more than a century
Thought Leaders

Pandora Papers: “It’s time to pursue lawyers and accountants who enable tax evasion” – offshore tax expert Q&A

Professor Ronan Palan on the repercussions of the Pandora Papers
Practice

Canadian income tax - proposed First Home Savings Account

David J Rotfleisch on the Liberals' proposed tax favoured savings account
Profession

Sunday News Roundup 21.10.10: Pandora Papers, global tax deal, elephant tails, and more 

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

Paid millions to hide trillions: Pandora Papers expose financial crime enablers, too

Greater transparency and accountability is needed says University of Ottawa accounting professor Marc Tassé, CPA, CA
Practice

Dale et al. v the Queen – Timing on issue of shares in Section 85 rollover

Tax lawyer and accountant David J. Rotfleisch on a successful appeal of a Tax Court decision
Practice

Tax Topics We're Thinking About This Fall

MaryAnne Loney of McLennan Ross LLP on opportunities and risks in the current tax landscape
Practice

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
Practice

When will the Tax Court of Canada resume in-person sittings?

Some notable decisions recently announced from videoconference hearings
Profession

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
Practice

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
Practice

Voluntary Disclosure Applications: Canadian Tax Lawyer's Guide

Canadian tax lawyer and accountant David Rotfleisch looks at a recent Federal Court ruling on voluntary disclosure (4053893 Canada Inc.)
Business

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
Practice

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
Thought Leaders

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
Practice

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
Profession

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
Practice

Alberta Court rejects CRA's duty of care to taxpayers

David Rotfleisch explains the Signal Hill Manufacturing case and duty of care
Profession

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
Profession

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
Practice

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