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Recent FCA tax ruling reaffirms Sommerer decision

The Federal Court of Appeal has recently made it clear that its 2012 decision in Canada v. Sommerer is correct and subsection 75(2) of the Income Tax Act does not apply to ... Read more

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Glaxo case settles, but earlier ruling gives multinationals pricing flexibility

Although the Tax Court of Canada will not have a chance to reconsider the transfer pricing issue in  Canada v. GlaxoSmithKline Inc . , the Supreme Court of Canada’s ... Read more

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Global tax information sharing to increase through 2018

While it is unlikely that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will aggressively pursue offshore banks for the details of Canadians’ unreported income in 2015, this will become ... Read more

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Political activity audit strips Dying with Dignity of charitable tax status

OTTAWA – The federal government is stripping Dying with Dignity Canada of its charitable tax status following a political activity audit by the Canada Revenue ... Read more

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Woodyard joins partnership at Davis LLP

In recognition of her contributions to the firm and to the area of tax law, Toronto tax litigator Adrienne Woodyard  was recently named a partner at ... Read more

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Bank secrecy for tax evasion is coming to an end: Rotfleisch

News that one of the largest banks in Israel admitted that it helped more than 1,500 U.S. account holders evade taxes provides further proof of the end of the era of bank ... Read more

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Tax treatment of Bitcoins

By David Rotfleisch Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies such as Litecoin, Dogecoin and Mazacoin are attracting more attention from the media and from Canadian taxpayers. Due ... Read more

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Easy to fall offside broad tax provision

While the part of the Income Tax Act that deals with indirect payments is essential in deterring people from seeking a tax advantage, it can be easy to inadvertently ... Read more

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Woodyard to share strategies with junior lawyers at LSUC event

At a Law Society of Upper Canada event next month aimed at junior lawyers, Toronto tax litigator  Adrienne Woodyard  will share her expertise on how to look at ... Read more

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Taxpayers at centre of CRA leak may find "remedies" inadequate

A list of prominent Canadians who found themselves at the centre of a recent Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) information leak to the media may not find the remedies available to them ... Read more

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Tax agency discloses confidential tax info to CBC

TORONTO – The Canada Revenue Agency confirmed late Tuesday that it has accidentally disclosed confidential taxpayer information to the CBC. The agency said the document was ... Read more

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Small businesses to benefit from temporary reduction in EI premiums

By David Rotfleisch Federal government recently announced that medium-sized and small Canadian businesses can pay a lower employer EI premium starting Jan. 1 2015. What the ... Read more

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Confirming tax residency status key before moving abroad

Following the news that a Canadian couple is facing a large tax bill after living overseas, those planning to work abroad should consider consulting a tax professional to confirm ... Read more

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Tax Court decision reminds CRA of litigation cost

A significant costs award and even-handed analysis provided by the Tax Court of Canada in a recent case will serve to remind the government that tax litigation carries ... Read more

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New tax credit 'clear win' for families

Although the federal government’s new tax credit for families does not amount to real income splitting, it still represents a victory for taxpayers, says Toronto tax planning ... Read more

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CRA within mandate to audit charities' political activities

Regardless of political stripe, there are clear restraints on the types of activities registered charities can engage in – and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is squarely within ... Read more

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Unclear CRA letters costly for taxpayers

Letters sent out by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) are confusing and poorly written, according to a recent study – highlighting a potentially costly problem that many lawyers and ... Read more

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Director liability avoided

By David Rotfleisch The Income Tax Act sets out director liability in s. 227.1 for unremitted source deductions unless the director has resigned at least two years prior to ... Read more

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Duty-of-care ruling may lead to new CRA employee standards

The outcome of a taxpayer’s nearly 20-year battle against the Canada Revenue Agency has the potential to force the agency to radically change the behaviour of its employees, ... Read more

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Recovering missing Social Insurance Number (SIN)

By David Rotfleisch A SIN is required to file Canadian income tax returns. If your SIN card is lost or stolen and you have not recorded your number, you can request ... Read more

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