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Monday, March 11, 2019 @ 10:35 AM

A court where the complainant always wins provincial flags

There exists a little-known dispute resolution venue where the complainant has always won. It doesn’t have a permanent location, nor does it have a standing set of adjudicators. And at this venue, no matter how grievous the infraction of the responding party, there is no immediate pathway to seek compensation for damages. What adjudicatory system is this? It is the dispute resolution process under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement. ... [read more]

Monday, March 11, 2019 @ 9:24 AM

Beware misconceptions about U.S. residency rules american_calculator_sm

We’re in the throes of winter and countless Canadians spend time in Florida. But Snowbirds have a common misconception that they are limited to a stay of six months in the United States for any calendar year. U.S. immigration rules don’t actually impose such a limitation but allow a Canadian citizen to stay for six months at a time without a re-entry wait period, as long as the person is a temporary visitor. This means a Canadian can potentially stay much longer than six months without running afoul of American laws. However, U.S. laws are not limited to immigration laws. You also have to consider their tax laws and that means the IRS. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 07, 2019 @ 2:18 PM

Enforcing consistent accounting practices in British Columbia Dam

In February, British Columbia auditor general Carol Bellringer published a detailed report arguing that British Columbia Hydro should reflect standard accounting methods used throughout the industry elsewhere in the United States and Canada. This is a fairly radical act since the reading of Canadian Crown corporation financial statements has often required a substantial suspension of disbelief. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 06, 2019 @ 2:51 PM

New tax partner for Dentons’ Edmonton office

Dentons announced that Mike Harris has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s tax group in Edmonton. ... [read more]

Monday, March 04, 2019 @ 1:14 PM

University of Windsor wins Bowman National Tax Moot

The University of Windsor has won top honours at the ninth annual Donald G.H. Bowman National Tax Moot. ... [read more]

Monday, March 04, 2019 @ 9:39 AM

New B.C. registry to track flipping in condo market aimed at tax evasion, reducing prices Jonathan Reilly, English Bay Law Corporation

The B.C. government has taken further steps in its quest to reduce prices and deal with tax evasion in the provincial real estate market by introducing an online register to track pre-sale property flipping of condo units. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 10:27 AM

Ex-AG alleges PM, senior officials tried to ‘politically interfere’ in SNC case; Trudeau ‘completely disagrees’ Jody Wilson-Raybould

In an accusation strenuously denied by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Jody Wilson-Raybould alleged that before he removed her as attorney general of Canada last month, she and her then-chief of staff experienced sustained “very inappropriate” political interference and escalating “extraordinary” pressure from senior government officials, including the prime minister and Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick, to reverse her decision last fall not to shelve the criminal bribery prosecution of Montreal-based construction giant SNC-Lavalin in favour of a negotiated deferred prosecution agreement (DPA). ... [read more]

Monday, February 25, 2019 @ 2:03 PM

Cox & Palmer adds two associates to St. John’s office

Cox & Palmer announced that Elliott Bursey and Luke Hayden have joined the firm’s St. John’s office as associates. ... [read more]

Friday, February 22, 2019 @ 10:42 AM

CRA less concerned with correctness than size of reassessments | Dale Barrett

In any self-reporting or honour system like we have in Canadian taxation, there must be a means by which the state can verify the correctness of information provided. Enter the audit — a component of such a system, which is both necessary to encourage taxpayer honesty by deterring cheating and necessary to uncover inadvertent errors. ... [read more]

Friday, February 22, 2019 @ 8:34 AM

FINANCE - Taxation - Charitable Overpayment - Remedy - Refund

Application by ImagineAbility for an order of mandamus compelling the tax collector for the City of Winnipeg to correct the tax rolls and compelling the City to refund school taxes it paid. ... [read more]