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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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Manasuev helps clients navigate U.S. tax maze

After completing his first law degree in his native Russia, Oakville-based U.S. tax attorney Alexey Manasuev had dreams of studying in the U.S. and aspirations to master one of ... Read more

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U.S. Tax IQ to share insights on U.S. gift tax at webinar

U.S. tax attorney Alexey Manasuev and U.S. tax accountant Brandon Vucen  will share their insights on the U.S. gift tax in an upcoming webinar.  Manasuev and ... Read more

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Gov't starting to tax shared economy at consumer level

The Quebec government’s recent agreement with Airbnb that allows the online hospitality service to collect and remit the tax on lodging on behalf of hosts represents ... Read more

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FATCA: information for U.S citizens living in Canada

By Alexey Manasuev What is FATCA? The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) was enacted as a part of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (the HIRE ... Read more

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Small businesses, Trudeau govt headed for autumn tax showdown

Ottawa's fall parliamentary session is a couple of weeks away and Canadians are already getting a preview of what could be the season's main event: a scrap over the Liberals' ... Read more

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Dividend tax insights

By Dennis Nerland Dividends themselves can be either eligible or non-eligible. An eligible dividend is subject to a 38 per cent gross-up. The dividend is generated by the ... Read more

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All taxpayers feel impact of construction sector's cash economy

For the average homeowner, it is important to pay contractors via cheque or credit card and receive a receipt, as participating in the underground cash economy can have severe ... Read more

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Choice of trustee vital to trust's financial, relational goals

A trust can provide individuals with asset protection, tax advantages and confidentiality — but choosing the right trustee is essential to achieving these objectives, ... Read more

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Proposed changes would lead to demise of CRA's VDP

If enacted, recently proposed changes to the Voluntary Disclosures Program (VDP) will have the effect of ultimately killing what is arguably one of the most effective initiatives ... Read more

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Proposed tax changes a ‘renewed attack’ on job creators

By Dennis Nerland The Department of Finance released new proposed tax legislation and policy on July 17, 2017. The new policies target income splitting in private ... Read more

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