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Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 10:30 AM

Robust social media policy vital for charities, not-for-profits donate_online_sm

With the development of new platforms and applications continuously redefining what social media is and how it is used by charities and not-for-profits (NFPs), there are corresponding challenges in applying existing legal frameworks of privacy law, intellectual property (IP) law, tort law, contract law and charity law, among others. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 8:57 AM

CREDITORS AND CLAIMS - Priorities

Appeal by the court-appointed Receiver from an order refusing to grant priority to the Receiver’s charge for fees and disbursements over the city’s claim for unpaid property taxes. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 1:29 PM

Ottawa announces appointment to Tax Court of Canada

The federal Department of Justice on April 17 announced that David E. Spiro, a sole practitioner, has been appointed as a judge of the Tax Court of Canada. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 9:50 AM

Feds missed boat on affordable housing home_buyers_sm

The federal Liberals had a golden opportunity in this last budget to make some simple tweaks to the mortgage system in Canada that would have allowed more first-time buyers to get into the housing market and assist second-time buyers to move up without major changes to the policies implemented by the Liberals over the last two years to cool the market. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 @ 11:18 AM

Supporting a child with disability: Family law considerations lightinkidshead.jpg

It is trite that supporting a child with a disability is costly for families. Lawyers should engage the appropriate estate, tax and financial planning professionals to ensure their clients receive comprehensive advice or information when negotiating child support issues arising from the breakdown of their relationship. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 @ 9:10 AM

FEDERAL INCOME TAX - Assessment - Limitation period

Appeal by the taxpayer from the dismissal of his appeal from reassessment for the 2009 taxation year after the normal reassessment period had expired. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 @ 8:40 AM

U.S. tax changes affecting cross-border alimony american_alimony_sm

The 2017 Tax Reform Act (the Act) signed into law by U.S. President Donald Trump in December 2017 affects taxpayers who are getting a divorce — even if one is a Canadian resident. ... [read more]

Monday, April 15, 2019 @ 8:53 AM

Federal budget allows donations to Canadian journalism canadian_journalism_sm

On March 19, the federal government tabled its 2019 budget. The budget includes a number of important tax incentives and amendments that impact the charitable and not-for-profit sector. Of those changes, the most important include the addition of registered journalism organizations (RJOs) as qualified donees, as well as legislative amendments to ensure that certain tax incentives continue to be available for eligible donations of cultural property. ... [read more]

Friday, April 12, 2019 @ 9:51 AM

Appeal decision confirms tax audits are not ‘oral examination of people’: lawyer David Rotfleisch, taxpage.com

The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) does not have the power to force people to give oral interviews during an audit. Justice Donald Rennie held the CRA’s right to “inspect, audit or examine” the books and records of a taxpayer under s. 231.1(1)(a) of the Income Tax Act did not extend to oral questioning. ... [read more]

Friday, April 12, 2019 @ 9:19 AM

Senator’s request highlights CRA’s lack of Panama Papers progress panama_papers_sm

The third anniversary of the massive leak of information from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca has been in the news in the first week of April, both in Canada and internationally. ... [read more]