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Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 1:40 PM

Complexity of Income Tax Act an access to justice issue, scholar says Colin Jackson

It will come as no surprise to lawyers or their clients that the federal Income Tax Act is not easy to read. It may come as a surprise, however, just how difficult that legislation is to decipher — and how it falls short of efforts in other countries to make the law accessible. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 9:14 AM

U.S. decision on sales tax a big deal for Canadian companies american_salestax_sm

In what may be a game changer for Canadian companies, on June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its ruling on South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., 585 U.S., overturning decades of previous court precedence. In Wayfair, the Supreme Court confirmed that physical nexus is no longer required for a state to enforce sales tax collection. Instead, the concept of economic nexus was to be considered as a reasonable basis. ... [read more]

Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 3:14 PM

Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber launches tax group, adds counsel, associate

Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP (GSNH LLP) announced that it has created a tax group and that counsel Brian Nichols and associate Lisa Watzinger have joined the firm. ... [read more]

Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 9:35 AM

Feds toughen, expand list of integrity regime offences | Julius Melnitzer

The federal government’s changes to the integrity regime, which came into force on Jan. 1, 2019 to help ensure it does business with ethical suppliers in Canada and abroad, could well be a wake-up call for business. ... [read more]

Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 9:02 AM

Incorporating your law firm a great tax planning tool tax_saving_sm

Want to reduce the taxes you pay in 2019? Consider incorporating your legal practice. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 09, 2019 @ 6:27 AM

New partner for Dentons’ Calgary tax group

Dentons announced that Brian Kearl has joined the firm as a partner in the tax group.   ... [read more]

Monday, January 07, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

Ombudsman not protecting rights of taxpayers tax_bombs_sm

Although not an actual law as it is in the United States, the Taxpayer “Bill of Rights” sets out 16 rights, eight of which are within the mandate of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsman’s office. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 03, 2019 @ 8:37 AM

Perils of adding a child to your bank account kids_bank_sm

We have heard many times of the advisability or the perils of a person conveying a joint interest in real property to a child in order to facilitate estate administration upon her death or to avoid estate administration tax. Less discussed is the advisability or the perils of placing a child as a co-owner of one’s bank account. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 02, 2019 @ 11:58 AM

16 Canadians among 46 promoted worldwide by Norton Rose Fulbright

Sixteen Canadians were among the 46 promotions worldwide announced by global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright on Jan. 2. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 02, 2019 @ 9:22 AM

SCC’s winter session looks at military justice, lawyers’ fees, Crown copyright, Jordan Mark Letourneau

Military justice and Crown copyright are among the topics the Supreme Court of Canada will explore in its winter session that includes criminal appeals asking if defence counsel’s legal fees can be paid from the proceeds of crime forfeited to the state and if the Jordan time limits apply in provincial youth court. ... [read more]