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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 @ 12:56 PM

Ottawa names new judge to Tax Court

Justice Canada announced on Dec. 11 that Gabrielle St-Hilaire, an associate professor at the University of Ottawa, has been appointed as a judge of the Tax Court of Canada. She replaces Justice Réal Favreau, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective Feb. 26, 2018. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 @ 8:43 AM

Even the big stars are in crosshairs of the tax authorities star_crosshairs_sm

Famous Chinese actress Fan Bingbing and one of the stars of the 2014 film X-Men: Days of Future Past, one of the highest-paid actresses in the world, has been ordered to pay almost $130 million by the Chinese government, after she misreported how much money she had received for certain film projects, according to state-run news agency Xinhua. ... [read more]

Friday, December 07, 2018 @ 5:02 PM - Last Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 @ 3:00 PM

SCC rules shareholders can’t sue for third-party harms to corporation absent ‘distinct’ obligation, ‘direct’ injury Caroline Biron

The Supreme Court has ended a $55 million damages suit for loss of shareholder value brought by the trustees of a Quebec trust against the lawyers and accountants they allege gave faulty tax advice that bankrupted the companies whose shares the trust owns. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 06, 2018 @ 8:32 AM

FINANCE - Taxation - Real or immovable property assessment

Appeal by three assessors from an order of a chambers judge that set aside a decision of the Property Assessment Appeal Board. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 05, 2018 @ 11:38 AM - Last Updated: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 @ 5:22 PM

Ex-SCC judge who co-wrote Dunsmuir weighs in as counsel as top court revisits Dunsmuir’s standard of review

Ex-Supreme Court of Canada Justice Michel Bastarache’s participation as a counsel in three appeals the top court is using to revisit one of his most famous judgments, Dunsmuir v. New Brunswick, has renewed debate about what ex-judges can do when they return to legal practice. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 05, 2018 @ 10:46 AM

Trumped up taxes or legal loopholes trump_tower_sm

The New York Times published an account of how Fred C. Trump, father of President Donald Trump, built his dynasty and disputes the claim about a self-made man who got started with a US$1 million loan from his father. ... [read more]

Monday, December 03, 2018 @ 12:48 PM

McInnes Cooper partner appointed to Canadian Tax Foundation board

McInnes Cooper announced that partner Jeff Blucher was recently appointed to the board of governors at the Canadian Tax Foundation. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 9:24 AM

B.C. launches consultation, tipline on money laundering Jonathan Reilly

The government of British Columbia is continuing its crackdown on money laundering in the province’s gaming and real estate sectors, but a lawyer is saying issues with dirty money lie outside B.C.’s hot housing market. The province’s expert panel in money laundering is holding a public consultation on how to protect the province’s real estate sector from being infiltrated by criminal elements. ... [read more]

Monday, November 26, 2018 @ 9:49 AM

Too early to tell effectiveness of Canada’s anti-tax avoidance measures, says lawyer David Rofleisch, taxpage.com

The federal government is trumpeting its progress in combating tax avoidance, but a tax lawyer is saying the moves are in their infancy and the evidence is not there yet to suggest they are working. The Department of National Revenue said better tools and approaches in compliance activities are helping the government get more data to combat people who may not be paying their proper level of tax. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 @ 5:31 PM

Ottawa moves to cut business taxes and red tape, boost corporate integrity in economic update

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has announced three new tax changes of note to the bar, including accelerated depreciation for new business investments in capital assets, along with more funding for the federal Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC), and the introduction next year of the first Annual Regulatory Modernization Bill that will update federal regulatory requirements while removing those deemed outdated or duplicative. ... [read more]