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Announcement of audit targeting wealthy serves a purpose: Rotfleisch

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) audits based on postal code may not be new, but in discussing its latest initiative targeting wealthy neighbourhoods, the taxman likely has a ... Read more

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Choosing an ideal executor requires time, consultation

The role of executor is a complex and time-consuming responsibility that requires a knowledgeable and trustworthy candidate, as well as a willingness to consult professionals when ... Read more

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Year-end tips for U.S. taxpayers living abroad

With 2017 coming to a close, U.S. taxpayers living abroad should make sure they are well-positioned to benefit from current and proposed regulatory changes, says ... Read more

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Cross-border tax compliance for professional athletes

By Alexey Manasuev With the globalization of sports around the world, and an unparalleled opportunity to get rare talent on one’s team, the professional sports leagues ... Read more

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CRA vows action on Canadian tax evaders exposed in Paradise Papers

OTTAWA — The Canada Revenue Agency says it won't hesitate to investigate new evidence of offshore tax evasion in the wake of a second massive leak of tax ... Read more

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Inappropriate for LSUC to impose values on licensees: Rotfleisch

While it may be simple for legal professionals to adopt the Law Society of Upper Canada’s (LSUC) new requirement to sign a statement of principles on diversity,  ... Read more

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Second life for post mortem tax planning

By Matt Trotta  and Josh Proulx The “death” The Department of Finance released potential changes to the Income Tax Act on July 18, 2017, that ... Read more

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Changes to proposed tax rules 'less damaging' for small businesses

Although elements of the previously proposed changes to the small business tax in Canada have survived and will create compliance burdens for taxpayers, a vigorous response from ... Read more

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How to limit tax risk when expanding to U.S. market

Small and medium-sized businesses considering expansion into the U.S. need to plan ahead to ensure they have limited tax exposure, Oakville-based U.S. tax attorney  ... Read more

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The position of executor: from cradle to grave – Part IV

By Avi Dahary The determination and discharging of debts and liabilities In part three of this series, I discussed identifying the assets that become part of the ... Read more

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U.S. Tax IQ webinar on state, local cross-border tax implications

U.S. tax accountant  Brandon Vucen  will share his insights on state and local taxes in a cross-border environment during an upcoming Webinar.  Vucen, a ... Read more

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Proper planning best way to address complex blended family estates

Blended family situations have become increasingly common as many people remarry after a divorce or the passing of their spouse — but these individuals need ... Read more

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Meeting CRA deadlines critical in audit process

A number of circumstances may put an individual or business on the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) radar — but when an audit letter does arrive, it is crucial for ... Read more

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FATCA: for U.S citizens in Canada – form details, filing thresholds

By Alexey Manasuev Part II: FATCA for U.S Citizens in Canada - form details and filing thresholds IRS Form 8938 Form 8938,  Statement of Specified Foreign ... Read more

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Lawsuit over GA fee likely to end up before SCC

It is likely that Canada’s top court will eventually weigh in on the issues raised in a recently launched lawsuit against the Ontario government, that argues the global ... Read more

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The limited partnership protective shield

By Dennis Nerland In contrast to a general partnership, a limited partnership must by law be composed of at least one general partner, who serves as the managing partner, and ... Read more

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Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) explained

By Alexey Manasuev By law, every U.S. citizen and U.S. resident is required to file certain financial disclosures and U.S. income tax returns (provided certain requirements ... Read more

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CRA stats show 'strong argument' for retaining current VDP rules

Recent figures released by the government that show a large number of Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) audits resulted in only a small number of criminal charges are a strong argument ... Read more

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Insights into general partnerships

By Dennis Nerland Family limited partnerships offer tax benefits, lawsuit protection, and financial control. To gain a full understanding of a family limited partnership, ... Read more

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Goals, objectives, tax considerations paramount when choosing a trust

Trusts are “purpose-driven” vehicles that can be beneficial in a number of circumstances, but it is important for individuals and families to begin by reviewing their ... Read more

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