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Monday, April 29, 2019 @ 8:56 AM

Foreign beneficiaries: It’s complicated foreign_cash_sm

With increased mobility of people and their assets, increasingly estates have a multijurisdictional dimension. A multitude of special considerations come into play which must be identified and dealt with if an estate has foreign beneficiaries or executors or other legal representatives which increase the complexity of the estate administration. This is the first of a four-part series of articles highlighting a number of them and is written from the perspective of Canadian and Ontario law. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 9:11 AM

Tax slashing tips for Canadian lawyers cutting_taxes_sm

Welcome to tax season 2019. The way in which you structure your law firm can cause you to pay more taxes than you need to. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 8:46 AM

Law Society of Ontario should step up for pro bono | Guy Pratte

The recent provincial budget proposal of a 30 per cent funding cut to Legal Aid Ontario with no funding for Pro Bono Ontario (PBO), highlights the challenges the legal profession needs to grapple with: the access to justice crisis, the obligations of government, a healthy legal aid and the need to innovate. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 8:05 AM

FEDERAL INCOME TAX - Computation of tax - Child tax benefits

Appeal by Morrissey from the dismissal of her appeal of redeterminations by the Minister of National Revenue. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 @ 9:46 AM

Looming IRS change could impact doing business in U.S. irs_tax_sm

On March 27, the Internal Revenue Service announced that only individuals with tax identification numbers may request an Employer Identification Number (EIN) as the “responsible party” on the application. This begins May 13. Until now, there has been no such requirement. The IRS says this change is part of its ongoing security review. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 @ 9:31 AM

Law prof ‘surprised’ by B.C. Court of Appeal decision in malicious prosecution case Bradley Bryan, University of Victoria faculty of law

The B.C. Court of Appeal has reversed a lower court’s decision that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) maliciously prosecuted a couple in a tax evasion case, saying the trial judge improperly narrowed his consideration of what evidence was important in assessing whether cause existed to initiate the prosecution. ... [read more]

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]