Taxation

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
Thought Leaders

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
Thought Leaders

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
Business

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
Thought Leaders

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
Practice

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
Practice

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
Thought Leaders

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
Practice

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
Practice

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
Practice

Post-Mortem Planning For Private Companies — Reconsidering Options For Triggering Capital Gains — Part II

Tax Planning For The Non-Specialist Advisor: In part two of a two-part series, Michael Goldberg looks at an alternative post-mortem PC Liquidation strategy he calls Spousal Rollover Liquidation Planning
Profession

How global tax dodging costs lives: New research shows a direct link to increased death rates

What is the human cost of revenue losses through tax avoidance and tax evasion?
Profession

Canadian tax professionals: A Canadian tax lawyer's guide

Canadian tax lawyer and accountant David J Rotfleisch breaks down the classifications and the kind of work done by Canadian tax professionals
David J. Rotfleisch

President Trump will single-handedly make forensic accountants sexy 

The investigation into former US president Donald Trump's finances could be turned into a hit TV series, says tax accountant and lawyer David J Rotfleisch
Practice

Post-Mortem Planning For Private Companies — Reconsidering The Options For Triggering Capital Gains — Part I

Tax Planning For The Non-Specialist Advisor: Part one of a two-part series from Michael Goldberg of Minden Gross LLP on an alternative strategy for post-mortem PC liquidation
Business

Friday News Roundup 21.05.07: Isle of Man, Laurentian, slow CRA on CRB and more 

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

Tax D-Day: As April 30 comes to a close, no extension for accountants despite 75k petition, CRA service disruptions

A tax season like no other is finally coming to a close. CPAs won’t soon forget it
Business

2021 Canadian federal budget – Top 5 tax measures

Jeremy Ho and Kabir Jamal, partners in the Tax Group at McCarthy Tétrault, on five key tax proposals, from interest deductibility limits to a new digital services tax
Transfer Pricing

Canadian budget proposes new cross-border interest deductibility limit

Jared A. Mackey, Brendan Sigalet and Philip B. Ward of Bennett Jones LLP on a fundamental change to the existing interest deductibility regime